Winners of KakchingWW2 Memorial Run for the 25 km run are Nonthongbam Chaoba Devi (female) and Lr Luther (male) for 45 years below; Lourembam Sobhabati Chanu (female) and Ningthoujam Basanta Singh (male) for 45 years above competition.
The event, Kakching World War II Memorial Run, Manipur 2019 2nd Edition was organised successfully yesterday the 8th September, 2019 at DSA ground, Kakching, Kakching District. 1400 plus runners from different parts of India came and participated this run in supporting the zeal and efforts of Kakching Runners for bringing a healthy society and the environment free from pollution and corruption. Honourable MLA, Y. Surchandra Singh with the advisors and elders of Kakching Runners lifted the starting flag for the run.
In the 25 km run for competition, for the category below 45 years female, Nongthongbam Chaoba Devi from Luwangsangbam Godown Maning BIB no.515, Makakmayum Minarashi from Yairipok Tulihal Mayai Leikai BIN no.501 and Kshetrimayum Romika Devi from Kakching Wairi Khullakpam Leikai BIB no.513 stood first, second and third positions respectively. In the above 45 category, Lourembam Sobhabati Chanu from Khurai Sajor Leikai Tinsid road BIB no.514, Saikhom Bideshini from Khangabok Awang Leikai BIB no.502 and Thoudam Akasini Devi from Wangoi Makha Leikai BIB no.505 stood first, second and third positions respectively. In the male category below 45, Lr Luther from Assam BIB no.123, Romajit Khundom from Khundrakpam Awang Leikai BIB no.119 and Mudang Omo from Assam Rifles BIB no.225 stood first, second and third positions respectively. For above 45 male category, Ningthoujam Basanta Singh from Konchak Makha Leikai, Uchiwa BIB no.190, Bheigyachandra Singh from Kakching Laithagol Leikai BIB no.109 and Yumnam Brojen Singh from Nambol Sabal Leikai BIB no.116 won first, second and third positions respectively.
In the male category below 45, Mr Lr Luther ran 25km at 1:28:31, Romajit Khundom at 1:29:17, Mudang Omo at 1:31:04. In the above 45 category, Ningthoujam Basanta Singh ran 25 km at 1:57:55, Bheigyachandra Singh at 2:07:24 and Yumnam Brojen Singh at 2:10:37.
In the female category below 45, Nongthombam Chaoba Devi ran 25 km at 1:56:45, Makakmayum Minarashi at 2:08:38 and Kshetrimayum Romika Devi at 2:09:10. In the category above 45, Lourembam Sobhabati Chanu ran 25 km at 2:51:15, Saikhom Bideshini at 3:03:17 and Thoudam Akasini Devi at 3:29:10.
In the 8 km fun run, male and female, young and aged, students and teachers, children and adults and all, more than 1200 runners took part and felt the happiness of running together for a cause of bringing a healthy society.
Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]