History of Sikhs In The City

Sikhs In The City (SITC) is the successor name of the North East London road running club with an international reach. SITC was formerly known as ‘Team Fauja’. It is organised and led by a group of enthusiasts who meet early (before 7:00am) every Sunday morning whatever the weather.

The SITC name was adapted and adopted (with permission) from the 2004 BBC programme narrated by Goodness Gracious Me star Kulvinder Ghir, Sikhs and the City provided a rare and entertaining day-in-the-life snapshot several members of one of Britain's biggest, but least understood, faith communities. Among the people featured in the programme was the then 93-year-old marathon runner, Fauja Singh who is a traditional Sikh and at the time, also a 'poster boy' for the latest Adidas campaign. Fauja Singh is a founder and Honorary member of SITC

SITC is part of the Sikh Sports Association (SSA) that encompasses all Olympic sports. SSA in turn is one part of the Internet based social policy think-tank - Sikhs In England (SIE) who are also the account holders.

SITC is governed by the SSA Constitution (see relevant tab) with membership open to Sikhs and non-Sikhs alike.

Supporters (historical)

In June 2005 the following was true – nothing much has changed since apart from the Centennial Foundation, the Spinning Wheel Festival organisation and the Sikh Sports Association in San Francisco supporting Fauja Singh’s trips to their functions.

 

Fauja Singh (and others with him) have been sponsored by the following:

From September 2003 to September 2004 - ADIDAS (sports clothes, publicity and accessories plus a financial contribution directly passported to his favourite charity - BLISS)

New York City Marathon Trip 2004 - ADIDAS, Metropolitan Police Service, Rossmore Hotel (Sukhy Thakar), Kuchh Nai Limited. The elders were hosted by Sher-e-Panjab group and Dr Tinna

Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half Marathon and publicity launch trips - Scotia Bank, ADIDAS, Guru Gobind Singh Childrens charity (Toronto) and Sikh individuals on a personal level.

Washington Sikh Museum opening trip - Smithsonian Institute and Mr Chatta.

Kericho Trip - Nishkam Sevak Jatha.

Punjab Sahibzade Marathon - Punjab Government (Capt Amarinder Singh's office).

Lahore Marathon - Pakistan Government and Punjab CM (Pakistan) Office through Publicis company.

Glasgow City Run - hosted by fellow Gursikh runners and Glasgow City Council,

Edinburgh Marathon - Entry Fees waived and VIP passes by Marathon organisers, hosted by same Glasgow Gursikh runners.

ING Luxembourg Marathon - Waiving entry fees, providing accommodation and logistical support.

Frankfurt Marathon – Waiving entry fees, providing transport and accommodation

Redbridge Faith Forum has provided funding secured from London Catalyst for a six month ‘Get Fit for Free’ pilot training programme that ended in July 2011.

Singapore Sports Council assisted SITC to enable Fauja Singh to participate in the 2012 Standards Chartered event in December.

Gurmeet Singh and Manjit Singh sponsored two trips for Fauja Singh and accommodation needs of SITC to Hong Kong.

Previous years races that SITC has participated in:

RACE ARCHIVES >

2012

1 January 2012 - New Year Resolution Run – 7:00am (10km and Half Marathon at 9:00am)
5 February – Hong Kong Marathon
26 February – Roding Valley Half Marathon
25 March – SITC Spring 10km & Half Marathon (in aid of Sport Relief)
22 April – London Marathon
19 May - Luxembourg Marathon
27 May – Edinburgh Marathon
24 June – SITC Summer 10km & Half Marathon

15 July -Mauritius Marathon and other races
21/22 July – Tessa Sanderson Redbridge 10km / Olympic Torch Relay
26 August – SRM Relay Marathon
2 September – Glasgow City Half Marathon
16 September – Great North Run

30 September - Ealing Half Mararhon
14 October – Toronto Waterfront Marathon
28 October – Frankfurt Marathon
4 November - SITC Remembrance 10km and Half Marathon

18 November - SITC Near Neighbours/ Faith Forum Run Redbridge (20 miles)

2 December – Singapore Marathon

9 December – SITC Team Marathon

2011:

Jan 2nd - Sikhs In The City 10k, Half & Full Marathon
Feb 20th - Hong Kong 10k, Half & Full Marathon
Feb 28th - RodingValley Half Marathon
March 27th - Sikhs In The City Half Marathon
April 17th - Virgin London Marathon
May 22nd - Edinburgh Marathon
June 11th - Luxembourg Marathon
July 9th - Nishkam 10k Birmingham
July 23rd - Saca Bike ride Birmingham-to-London
August 28th - Sikh Relay Marathon
October 9th - Once In A Lifetime Marathon – 10km and Half Marathon
October 16th - Toronto Waterfront Marathon
October 30th - Frankfurt Marathon

November 6th – SITC Remembrance 10k & Half Marathon

11 December – Get Fit for Christmas 10km and Half Marathon

 

2010:

Jan 3rd - Sikh Relay Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k
April 18th - Tessa Sanderson Newham 10k Run
April 24th - Vasakhi Celebrations Canary Wharf
April 25th - Virgin London Marathon
May 15th - Interfaith Marathon - Luxembourg
July 25th - SACA Bike Ride Birmingham-to-London
August 29th - Sikh Relay Marathon
Sept 4-5th - Knarvik Norway Half Marathon
Sept 5th - Glasgow Half Marathon & 10k
Sept 5th - Adidas Womens 5K London
Sept 19th - Great North Run
Sept 25th - GNNSJ 10k Run Birmingham
Sept 26th - Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half & 5k
Oct 10th - Royal Parks Half Marathon
Oct 24th - Birmingham City Half Marathon
Oct 31st - Frankfurt Full Marathon (Fauja Singh relay)


2009:

Sikh Relay Marathon
Great North Run - Half Marathon
Roding Valley Half Marathon
Toronto waterfront Marathon
New York Marathon
Luxembourg Interfaith Marathon
Glasgow Marathon
Edinburgh Marathon
Portugal Marathon


Supporters (current)

Apart from one-off lifetime membership fees, SITC receives funding from entry fees to the races it organises and material supportfrom, Azad Electricals, Kuchh Nai Limited, Naamdhari and Guru Nanak Satsangh Sabha (Karamsar) Gurdwaras, JSB Construction Limited, Bansal Building (London) Limited and Sharad’s Jewellers.

Surplus monies from the sponsoring of T-shirts is shown under News (Home page).

The following are Lifetime (paid) and Honorary members of SITC

No

Membership Reference

Members of SSA/SITC

Updated 3 March 2013

Honorary Member

Comment

1

AJS07M

Ajit Singh – Original SITC

 

Retired

2

AJSK12M

Ajit Singh Kalirai –Original SITC

H

Deceased

3

ALB12M

Alan Brookes – Toronto

H

 

4

AMSB07M

Amerjit Singh Bhamra

 

 

5

AMS11F

Amita Sharma

 

 

6

AMS07M

Amrik Singh – Original S ITC

 

 

7

AMSB11M

Amrik Singh Bajwa

 

 

8

AMSB12M

Amrik Singh Bansal - BBL

H

 

9

BAS12M

Baljit Singh

 

 

10

BASB11M

Baldev Singh Bains

 

 

11

BHTT11M

Bharat T Tailor

 

 

12

CHS08M

Charanjit Singh

 

 

13

DAO12M

Damien O’Looney - Edinburgh

H

 

14

DAT11F

Dayagauri Tailor

 

 

15

DERB11M

Deepak Rao Belle

 

 

16

DHT11M

Dharmesh Tailor

 

 

17

ERF12M

Erich Francois – Luxembourg

H

 

18

FAS07M

Fauja Singh – Original SITC

 

Retired

19

FRN12M

Frank Neumann - Frankfurt

H

 

20

GHST11M

Ghanaya Singh Talewar

 

 

21

GUK08F

Gurdev Kaur

 

Not Active

22

GUK11F

Gurmit Kaur

 

 

23

GUSA12M

Gurjit (Gary) Singh Aulak

 

 

24

GUSK10M

Gurmail Singh Khalsa

 

 

25

GUSS11M

Gurpreet Singh Sagoo

 

 

26

HAS07M

Harmander Singh

 

 

27

HAS12M

Harbhag Singh

 

 

28

HASA12M

Harjit (Harry) Singh Aulak

 

 

29

HASK10M

Harjinder Singh Kalyan

 

 

30

HASS11M

Hardev Singh Sira

 

 

31

HRSM11M

Harinder Singh Mann

 

 

32

ISB11M

Ismail Bhayat

 

Currently Abroad

33

JAB11M

Jas Benning

 

 

34

JAKL13F

Jaspreet Kaur Lall

 

 

35

JOS12M

Jo Schindler – Frankfurt

H

 

36

KAKP08F

Kamaljit Kaur Palray

 

 

37

KAS08M

Kanwaljit Singh

 

 

38

KUKD12F

Kulvinder Kaur Dulai

 

 

39

KUSJ12M

Kulvinder Singh Jabble - Kuchhnai

H

 

40

LAS11M

Lakvinder Singh

 

 

41

LEL11F

Le Luong

 

In Canada

42

MAIS10M

Major Iqbal Singh

 

 

43

MAS08M

Makhan Singh

 

 

44

MAS09M

Manjit Singh

 

 

45

MAKS13F

Manpreet Kaur Sahemey

 

 

46

MAW12M

Marty Wanless - AIMS

H

 

47

MISM13F

Michelle Susan Murphy

 

 

48

MIL10M

Mit Lal

 

Not active

49

NAKS12F

Nachhatar Kaur Singh

 

 

50

NIKS12F

Nimrat Kaur Sira

 

 

51

NISL07M

Nirmal Singh Lotay

 

 

52

PRSS12M

Pritpal Singh Sagoo

 

 

53

RAB11F

Rani Bassi

 

 

54

RAS11F

Rajinder Shinhmar

 

 

55

SAJ11F

Sandy Jobanputra

 

 

56

SAS08M

Satwinder Singh (AZAD)

 

Not active

57

SASR13M

Satwinder Singh Rupra

 

 

58

SHAS11F

Shilpa Anand Sunderji

 

 

59

SHLR12F

Shaheen Land-Reed

H

 

60

SHP08M

Sharad Pattni

 

Not active

61

SUSD08M

Sukhjinder Singh Dhinsa

 

 

62

SUSJ07M

Sulakhan Singh Jandu

 

 

63

SUSK12M

Sukhjinder Singh Kalirai

 

Not Active

64

SYFA13M

Syed Fahim Ahmed

 

 

65

TAS09F

Tara Syed

 

 

66

TOS09M

Tony Sharma

 

Not active

67

VIBT11M

Vijay B Tailor

 

 


About Fauja Singh

Fauja Singh’s running British and European colleagues and supporters since 1999

According to Harmander Singh’s records, the following people have helped Fauja Singh along his running journey since 1999 when he first decided that he wanted to run marathons and was initially introduced to Harmander by Jeevan Singh Mangat of GMS Ltd in Ilford:

Alan Brookes – Race Director of Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh Ji – Nishkam Sevak Jatha

Brendan Foster – Race Director Great North Run

Captain Amrinder Singh – Sahibzade Marathon (Then) CM of Punjab

Carlos Moya - Lisbon Half Marathon, Marketing

Chris Barrand - ADIDAS

Damian O’Looney – Race Director of Edinburgh Marathon

Dave Bedford – Race Director of London Marathon

Eric Francois – Race Director Luxembourg Marathon

Frank Clements – Race Director Glasgow Half Marathon

Fred Lebow – New York Marathon Chief

Ian Ladbrook – Lahore Marathon

Jackie Glazebrook – BLISS Charity

Jo Schindler – Race Director Frankfurt Marathon

Jochen Haase – ADIDAS

Leveke Lambersy – ADIDAS

Malcolm McCosker - London Independent Hospital

Marty Wanless – Association of International Marathons

President Musharraf - Lahore Marathon

 

Plus the untold number of media-persons all over the world who have taken to Fauja Singh in a kind way.

 

Although many have supported Fauja Singh’s endeavours, Harmander is personally aware of and particularly wishes to mention individuals and groups that have supported and recognised Fauja Singh’s efforts, these include >

 

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

His Holiness the XIV Dalai. Lama

British Telecom – Living Legends Award

Council of Gurdwaras – South East

Dr, Tina and Mr Baldev Singh Shergill from New York/Sikhs In America

Kulvinder Singh Jabble and family from West London

Maharaja Duleep Singh Trust

Paramjit Singh and team from Guru Gobind Singh Children’s Foundation in Canada,

Rami Rangar and Hardyal Singh Luther - The India International Foundation

Scottish Asian Sports Association

Sikh Directory – Lifetime Achievement Award

Sikh Sports Association of USA

Sri Chinmoy Peace Relay Run Award

Suky Thakur and Amrik Singh Bansal both from Ilford,

T Sher Singh and all at Sikhchic in Canada

Vaisakhi on the Square Committee

And many more.

The following 300 runners have run alongside Fauja Singh in races that he had a specific and leading role on behalf of Sikhs in addition to the race itself.

Aamon Williams ELR
Aaron Chopra SSA Juniors
Abderrahman El-khalfioui Luxembourg
Abdesselam Tribak Luxembourg
Acchar Singh SSA
Ahmetspahic Halil Luxembourg
Ajit Singh Athwal Singh Sabha Barking
Ajit Singh Kalirai The A(ge) Team
Ajit Singh The A(ge) Team
Ajouaou Mohamed Luxembourg
Aki Johal Team Nimrata
Akram Choudry East Ham Lions
Amandeep singh SSA
Amandeep Singh Sohal Zoop Zoop
Amardeep Singh SCCP
Amarjit Kaur Dhinsa British Sikh Women Org
Amerjit Singh Bhamra SSA
Amerjit Singh Walia BFS Gatka Runners
Amrik Singh The A(ge) Team
Amritpal Loyal SCCP
Amritpal Singh SSA Kids
Amy Burgess Redbridge PCT
Anil Gupta Redbridge PCT
Asha Kaur SCCP
Avdusinov Adis Luxembourg
Avnish Kaur Pankhania SWA
Aways Ikar Mohamed Luxembourg
Bala DeVere Care
Balbir Kaur SWA
Baldeep Singh SCCP
Baldev Singh East Ham Lions
Baldev Singh SSA
Baljit Singh Raj Runners
Balvinder Kaur Saund SWA
Balwinder Singh Naamdhari Gurdwara
Barbara Leistner Luxembourg
Barni Singh Lakhan Singh Sabha Barking
Bhoopalan Natarajan – India Interfaith
Bibi Gurdev Kaur Sikh Nari Manch UK
Bill Gahir Redbridge PCT
Bob Channa AVES
Bradley Brown Barking Road Runners
Buster (Basant Singh) Martin The A(ge) Team
Carl Nanton Ilford Athletic Club
Caroline Meaby ELR
Charanjit Singh Sangha Scottish Sikhs
Chishti Iftekhar Luxembourg
Chloe Kaur British Sikh Women Org
Chris Land Reed Gants Hill Rotary
Christina Ioannou BFS Gatka Runners
Ciaran Canavan ELR
Colin Jones Ilford Athletic Club
Cyan Irwin Interfaith
Dalvir Kaur Sikh Nari Manch
David Finch Barking Road Runners
David Robinson Ilford Athletic Club
David Welch SSA Juniors
Davinder Singh Team Nimrata
Dennis Spencer Perkins Barking Road Runners
Derek Wright ELR
Dilbhag Singh Scottish Sikhs
Dilip Vadhar Redbridge PCT
Dilminder Singh Rai Barking Singh Sabha
Dr. Hellmuth Bergmann Luxembourg
Duncan Turton Pimlico Plumbers
Ece Husseyin Luxembourg
Eleni Walia BFS Gatka Runners
Elke Murdock Luxembourg
Emmanuelle Bauer Luxembourg
Ferris Gill SCCP
Franco Bertamé Luxembourg
Gagandeep Kaur SCCP
Ghanaya Singh SSA
Gian Singh Suky’s Striders
Graf Erhard Luxembourg
Gurbakhsh Singh The A(ge) Team
Gurbir Singh Bhangoo SSA
Gurcharan Singh SSA
Gurdeep Kaur SCCP
Gurdial Singh Naamdhari Gurdwara
Gurdip Singh SSA
Gurpreet Kaur Ghataura SSA
Gurjit Singh Singh Sabha Barking
Gurmail Singh SSA
Gurminder Kaur Team Nimrata
Gurmukh Singh Team Nimrata
Gurpal Singh Naamdhari Gurdwara
Gursharan Kaur SSA Kids
Gurtej Singh Naamdhari Gurdwara
Gurtej Singh Redbridge PCT
Gurvinder Singh SSA
Haasnoot Olaf Luxembourg
Hadic Adnan Luxembourg
Hagen Christel Luxembourg
Hagen Thomas Luxembourg
Harbhag Singh Darlington Harriers
Harcharan Singh East Ham Lions
Hardip Singh Attalia SSA
Harjinder Singh BFS Gatka Runners
Harjinder Singh Suky’s Striders
Harmander Singh SSA
Harmeet Singh SSA
Harminder Kaur Panesar SWA
Harminder Singh East Ham Lions
Harnam Singh Bhimrah SSA
Harpreet Kaur Palray SWA
Harpreet Singh SCCP
Häußler Albrecht Luxembourg
Himmat Singh Sembi SSA
Inderjit Singh Raj Runners
Inderjit Singh SCCP
Inderjit Singh SSA
Ingo Hanke Luxembourg
Jaga Singh Friends Academy
Jagjit Singh SSA
Jagjot Kaur Chahal SCCP
James Gill SCCP
Jamie Coombs ELR
Jan Hiron Sikh Nari Manch UK
Jane Dixon-Halsall Pimlico Plumbers
Jane Graham Pimlico Plumbers
Jane Marino Pimlico Plumbers
Janet Finch Barking Road Runners
Jasbir Kaur Sumal SWA
Jasbir Singh Friends Academy
Jasdeep Singh Suky’s Striders
Jasmeet Kaur Dagen SWA
Jasmeet Singh SSA
Jason Singh Rogue Runners
Jaspal Kaur Lotay SWA
Jaspreet Kaur SSA Juniors
Jaspreet Kaur SSA Kids
Jassie Kaur SSA
Jasvinder Kaur Bhambra Sikh Nari Manch UK
Jasvir Singh Singh Sabha Barking
Jasvir Singh SSA
Jaswinder Kaur Dhani SWA
Jaswinder Kaur Sikh Nari Manch UK
Jatinder Dur Harlay SSA
Jayvind Singh Lakhan Barking Singh Sabha
Jeevan Singh Bhimrah SSA
Jenny Legget SSA
Jens Krohmer Luxembourg
Jesal Pankhania Suky’s Striders
Jitesh Shah AVES
Joachim Hoeke Luxembourg
Jummai DeVere Care
Kamal Kaur Palray SWA
Kanwaljit Singh SSA
Karnail Singh The A(ge) Team
Kartar Singh Ryatt Naamdhari Gurdwara
Katharina von Randow Luxembourg
Katrina Dixon ELR
Kevin Wotton Barking Road Runners
Khabirpour Fari Luxembourg
Khand Kaur SSA
Kiran Kaur Kundi SWA
Koch Manou Luxembourg
Krieger Christian Luxembourg
Krieger Pascale Luxembourg
Krohmer Jens Luxembourg
Kuljit Singh Kondral Zoop Zoop
Kulvinder Kaur Talewar SWA
Kulvinder Kaur SWA
Kulwant Singh Bhogal Naamdhari Gurdwara
Lakhlifi Lotfi Luxembourg
Lakhwinder SinghAthwal Barking Singh Sabha
Lampe Annett Luxembourg
Lampe Matthias Luxembourg
Lasar Claude Luxembourg
Léah Antonia Luxembourg
Lienhard Catherine Luxembourg
Lienhard Fritz Luxembourg
Madan Singh Gil East Ham Lions
Major Iqbal Singh SSA
Makhan Singh Scottish Sikhs
Malcolm Muir Ilford Athletic Club
Malkiat Singh SCCP
Mamesh Redbridge PCT
Mandip Singh Friends Academy
Manjeet Kaur Chahal SCCP
Manjeet Kaur British Sikh Women Org
Manjit Singh ELR
Manmohan Singh Scottish Sikhs
Manpreet Kaur Saund SWA
Manvir Kaur Kondral Zoop Zoop
Mario Rebellato Pimlico Plumbers
Mark Ambrose Barking Road Runners
Martin Clarke Barking Road Runners
Martin Page Barking Road Runners
Meetu Seth DeVere Care
Mel Jones Ilford Athletic Club
Michael Madigan SSA Juniors
Mukhtiar Kaur DeVere Care
Murdock Elke Luxembourg
Nachhattar Kaur SSA
Naomi Montgomery Pimlico Plumbers
Narinder Paul Interfaith
Navneet Kaur Dulai Scottish Sikhs
Nayan Upopadhay DeVere Care
Nicola Hopkinson Ilford Athletic Club
Nirmal Singh Lotay SSA
Noel Cottrell – UK Interfaith
Osmandic Mihrudin Luxembourg
Paramvir Singh Kondral Zoop Zoop
Pardeep Lall SCCP
Parminder Kaur Kondral SWA
Parminder Kaur SCCP
Parminder Kondral SWA
Parminder Singh SCCP
Parmjit Singh Team Nimrata
Paul Ward Barking Road Runners
Pavitar Singh SSA Kids
Perminder Kaur Saund SWA
Petra Steinmetz Luxembourg
Prabhjeet Kaur SSA Juniors
Preetam Singh SCCP
Preeti Kaur Chahal SCCP
Pritpal Singh Manku Naamdhari Gurdwara
Pruy Julia Luxembourg
Puran Kaur Roopra SCCP
Rajbir Kaur Athwal Raj Runners
Rajinder Kaur Shinhmar SSA
Rajinder Singh Dadial SCCP
Rajni Kaur SCCP
Rajpal Singh Friends Academy
Rajpreet Singh Mahil Raj Runners
Ramesh Pala ELR
Ramesh Verma SWA
Ramic Salih Luxembourg
Raminder Kaur Team Nimrata
Rana Johal DeVere Care
Randeep Singh Sohal Zoop Zoop
Rani Kaur Lotay SWA
Ranjeet Kaur British Sikh Women Org
Ranjit Singh Friends Academy
Ranjit Singh Singh Sabha Barking
Ranjit Sokhi AVES
Ranvir Kaur Athwal SSA Juniors
Richard Potter ELR
Rishi Shinhmar SSA Kids
Robin McNelis Ilford Athletic Club
Ron Vialls Barking Road Runners
Sachkartar Singh Team Nimrata
Sally Gillam Ilford Athletic Club
Samm Mullins Pimlico Plumbers
Sandeep Kaur Mahil Raj Runners
Sandeep Kaur SSA
Sandeep Singh Raj Runners
Sandeep Singh Scottish Sikhs
Sandy Kaur Deol SSA
Sarina Kaur Walia SSA Kids
Saritas Sahadet Luxembourg
Satbinder Singh Suky’s Striders
Satinder Singh Grewal TfL
Satnam Kaur Khalsa British Sikh Women Org
Satwant Kaur Marwah SWA
Satwinder Kaur Panesar SWA
Satwinder Kaur SSA Juniors
Shaheen Bhatia Gants Hill Rotary
Sharad Pattni SSA
Simran Singh SSA Kids
Simranjit Kaur SSA Juniors
Simranjit Singh Friends Academy
Sodhi Singh SSA
Sohinder Singh Rekhi BFS Gatka Runners
Stephen Philcox Barking Road Runners
Stephen Watkins Redbridge PCT
Stimpel Burkhard Luxembourg
Sukhbinder Jandu Ilford Athletic Club
Sukhi Kaur Mangat SWA
Sukhjinder Singh SSA
Sukhvir Singh SSA Juniors
Sulakhan Singh Jandu Naamdhari Gurdwara
Sundeep Singh Dulai Scottish Sikhs
Sundip Singh BFS Gatka Runners
Sunny Singh SSA
Surinder Singh Bhakar Scottish Sikhs
Surinder Singh Sikh Nari Manch UK
Swarn Kaur Lard SCCP
Tara Syed ELR
Tarandeep Singh Kalyan BFS Gatka Runners
Tarandeep Singh Walia SSA Kids
Tarankamal Singh Athwal Raj Runners
Tayibah Seedat SSA Juniors
Terlochan Singh SSA Juniors
Timme Thomas Luxembourg
Tony Sharma Tower Hamlets Rotary
Toshi Kaur Bansal Sikh Nari Manch UK
Umandeep Kaur SSA Kids
Vajinder Singh Chana Naamdhari Gurdwara
Vanessa Miner AVES
Veena Bhambra Sikh Nari Manch UK
Vicki Groves Barking Road Runners
Vinesh Kumar DeVere Care
Vukovic Smajo Luxembourg
Waffenschmidt Annette Luxembourg
Wagner Matthias Luxembourg
Wesquet Patrick Luxembourg
Wolf-Thilo von Trotha Luxembourg



NEWS ARCHIVES >

2012 REPORT OF ACTIVITIES

Singapore Marathon – 2 December 2012

5 SITC runners joined Fauja Singh in this prestigious event where he ran the 10km while four of the SITC runners tackled the full Marathon.

 

SITC Team Marathon – 9 December 2012

Teams of three runners raced each other over the challenging SITC training course starting at 9:30am to get fit for Christmas festivities. Entry fee is £21/Team were waived – medals for all participants.

 

Near Neighbours funded Run Redbridge (20 miles) – 18 November 2012

A multi-faith SITC team ran through every ward in Redbridge to raise funds for Redbridge Faith Forum – the run started at 9:30am with encouraging words from the Mayor of Redbridge Councillor Muhammed Javed and a blessing from Father Stuart at the entrance of St Alban’s church on Albert Road, Ilford watched by volunteers from Redbridge Faith Forum.

The Mayor joined the runners Ghanaya Singh Talewar, Kanwaljit Singh Gill, Lakvinder Singh, Manjit Singh and Raj Singh Padam to the end of the road in following the lead vehicle driven by Jaspreet Kaur Lall and containing a lazy navigator Harmander Singh. The sweep and medical team vehicles with Jenny and Tony from A+B Medics followed the runners all the way around the 20 mile course finishing back at St Alban’s Church in 3 hours 9 minutes 56.54 seconds where the Mayor, hot tea and other refreshments awaited them

 

2012 Remembrance10km - 4 November 2012

Starting at 10:00am, the 2nd SITC Remembrance Run took place on the Sunday before Remembrance Sunday Despite the atrocious weather, Fauja Singh was joined by 18 other runners to complete the challenging course in just under two hours. It was the least they could do to remember the fallen.

 

Frankfurt Marathon – 28 October 2012

Fauja Singh ran the Breakfast Friendship Run on a cold snowy Saturday morning with several hundred international runners before a visit to the Race EXPO and a day with the Sikh community of Frankfurt. The next day Nirmal ran 21 minutes faster than his time at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon two weeks earlier and Harmander bettered his time by 2 minutes to finish in 4 hours 45 minutes and 10 seconds.

 

Toronto Waterfront Marathon – 14 October 2012

Le Luong who heads SITC Canada finished in an impressive 5 hour 23 minutes in her first proper marathon, Nirmal tried a new run walk pattern to finish just outside the 6 hour mark and Harmander completed his 62ndfull marathon in 4 hours 47 minutes and 2 sec. Fauja Singh participated in the 5km Farewell run where he was joined by nearly 120 Sikhs and non-Sikhs arranged by Guru Gobind Singh Children’s Foundation who also facilitated more than 20 Half Marathoners and a dozen full marathon participants..

 

Ealing Half Marathon – 30 September 2012

Harbhag Singh repeated the pacing to allow Ghanaya Singh to break 2 hours with a time of 1 hour 54 min 21 sec. 7 other SITC runners ran impressive times in this inaugural West London race.

 

Great North Run – 16 September 2012

Mama Ji paced Harmander to beat the 2 hour mark (1 hour 59 min 42 sec) in Harmander’s 200th Half Marathon and 28th consecutive GNR.

 

Glasgow City Half Marathon – 2 September

11 SITC runners took part in the ½ Marathon and 10km race with Manjit Singh again being the fastest runner from those travelling.

 

Sikh Relay Marathon – 26 August 2012

The 6th SRM saw East London Runners retain their winners position but were unable to set a new course best time. Singh Sabha Barking finally moved up to 2nd place after three third place finishes swapping places with Khalsa Team from West London. Harmander Singh retained his Fastest Grandfather title for the fourth consecutive year.

 

OLYMPIC TORCH – 21 July 2012

On Saturday 21 July, in the London Borough of Newham, Fauja Singh became the first person to have carried the Olympic Torch TWICE – he was a Torchbearer for the 2004 Athens Olympics during its UK tour.

 

MAURITIUS MARATHON 2012

The SITC Team was invited to take part in the 2nd Mauritius Marathon (15 July 2012) by the Communications Director Wolfgang Slawisch because of the shared ethos of the Mauritius Marathon and SITC Five SITC members including Fauja Singh And Le Luong from SITC Canada participated.

 

Edinburgh Marathon and Relay – 27 May 2012

Together with Ajit Singh and Amrik Singh, Fauja Singh ran the last leg of the Marathon Relay –they are dedicating this effort to the memory of Ajit Singh Kalirai who was a dear friend and member of the original SITC team – it was four years to the day of his funeral. 9 other members of SITC ran the full marathon.

 

Luxembourg Marathon and Relay – 19 May 2012

21 SITC members participated in the Interfaith Relay Marathon, Half and full marathon with their European friends.

 

Virgin London Marathon 2012 – 22 April 2012

Fauja Singh ran his sixth and final London marathon (ninth in total) on 22 April in 7 hours 49 minutes and 21 seconds – SITC members who joined him were Nirmal Singh Lotay (22ndmarathon), Satvinder Singh (5th marathon), Harinder Singh Maan (1stmarathon – running for Team PB) and Harmander Singh (59th marathon).

 

SITC Spring 10km & Half Marathon (in aid of Sport Relief)

There were three races on 25 March - all in aid of Sports Relief and costing £10 of which £5 went to Sport Relief.

There were two starts for the 10km races. The first started at 8:30am for sub one hour runners and the second started at 10:00am -this was for the get around runners nevertheless aimed to finish before mid-day.

There was also the SITC Half Marathon Plus (22km) race that started with the first race

 

Roding Valley Half Marathon

Over a dozen SITC members completed this local tough half marathon with most runners bettering their previous year times.

 

Hong Kong Marathon 5thFebuary 2012

Thanks to Gurmeet Singh Gill and friends in Hong Kong, the SITC Team ran in the Hong Kong Marathon with Fauja Singh who completed the 10km race in 93 minutes while running with his son Sukhjinder Singh and SITC team member Amrik Singh Bajwa – who were accompanied by about 30 local Sikhs. Fauja Singh was supported generously by the Hong Kog Sikhs that he raised over HK$100,000 (that was doubled by Standard Chartered Bank) for‘Seeing is believing’charity.

The SITC ladies Sandy Jobanputra, Amita Sharma, Raj Shinhmar and Shilpa Sunderji ran the half-marathon distance in impressive times despite the humidity.

Nirmal Singh Lotay and Harmander Singh both improved on their previous year’s times in the full marathon.

The trip was so successful that the local Sikhs led by Gurmeet Singh Gill have established a Sikhs In The City (Hong Kong) running club

 

SITC NEW YEAR Races

Nearly forty people braved the early morning low temperature and completed the 10km, 22km and full marathon distance by lunchtime.

SSA/SITC would like to thank all those who supported its activities during 2011 and look forward to continued patronage in the future.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Brought forward             £ 1047.74

Total income in               £4937.89

Total money out             £5150.98

Profit/(Loss)                 £ 213.09

Cash at bank                 £834.65

Creditors                        £182.67 (Insurance) + £436.27 (Canadian guests meal & gifts for HK guests too)

Carried forward             £215.71

 

MOTIONS AND PROPOSALS FOR MEMBERSHIP

MOTION 1 - Under AIMS AND OBJECTIVES (Revisited)

Under Supplementary Notes concerning Membership of the SSA – add new clause 9 as follows:

9.        New applicants must achieve the Bronze Standard of performance over at least five (out of eleven) distances within the first year of joining before being accepted as full members – a non-refundable surcharge of £12 is payable at the time of application and again at each anniversary of joining until the minimum standard is reached.

(Proposed by Harmander Singh, seconded by Nirmal Singh Lotay).

MOTION2 – Under AIMS AND OBJECTIVES – to clarify ‘…and to affiliate with other organisations…’ under clause 7(c) that reads:

(c) To develop a constructive relationship with sporting bodies and to affiliate with other organisations for the purpose of advancing the objectives of the SSA.

(Proposed by Harmander Singh, seconded by Nirmal Singh Lotay).

MOTION 3

Aims, Vision and Targets to be announced by Nirmal Singh – seconded by Harmander Singh

NOMINATIONS  AND ELECTIONS TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - 2012-2014

 The EC shall be elected at the AGM from the members and consists of:

(a) Chair

(b) Secretary

(c) Treasurer

(d) Events Co-ordinator

(e) Marketing Co-ordinator

(f) Equalities Co-ordinator.


(g) Communications & External Affairs Co-ordinator.