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Annual School Marathon Organised

posted Aug 3, 2013, 1:31 AM by Dorji Nedup   [ updated Aug 6, 2013, 7:46 PM by Sonam Leki ]
The school marathon was organised on 3rd August, 2013 in line to the school calendar. This is mainly to encourage mass participation and to instill values of promoting good health amongst students, teachers and community through mentioned programme. It was exactly started at 7:30AM for boys and 7:40 AM for girls. Participants were briefed all formalities required to be fulfilled like getting tickets and seal properly, not to follow short cut routes and to be mindful of their safety measures. The breakfast was served at 5:30AM for all boarder students. Basically the race has to be conducted early in the morning mainly to avoid scorching sunlight. The theme for this years’ marathon was “Sports build up self esteem and mental alertness.”

A total of 299 students took part in the annual school marathon out of which 84 boys and 96 girls completed the race.  The school has a total of 406 students. The remaining 107 students were involved in other necessary activities like serving refreshment, cheering up participants, giving tickets and seal to the runners.  Staff and students were positioned at different location of the routes to check on the interiority of the runners.

Kiran Chetthri of IX C completed the race in 1 hour 25 minutes followed by Lhakpa Dorji of IX D and Kinzang Dorji of X C after running for 16 KM. The returning point for boys was Jivangolai. In the girl’s category, Rinchen Yangchen of VIII C completed the race in 1 hour and 26 minutes followed by Leela Maya of VIII C and Pema Yuden of VIII B. They ran for 11 KM and their returning point was at Chorten near PWD colony.

 The school received a strong support and cooperation from the Yebilaptsa hospital management. They deputed an emergency medical team along with an ambulance for the aforementioned programme.  In the same vain, in order to ensure safe, secure and minimal disturbances by the movement of vehicles, the royal Bhutan police was kind enough to render generous support to school to control traffic from 7:30 AM till 10:30 AM.  As such, the school could conduct our annual marathon successfully. Therefore, school would like to express our deep sense of gratitude to the Yebilaptsa hospital management for helping us and actively participating with our school programme. We would also like to thank the royal Bhutan police based at Tingtibi for their support and cooperation in controlling traffic till 10:30AM. Had there been no cooperation from all stakeholders, the programme would have failed and students may not become motivated in future to participate in such programme. Once again, the school would like to thank above mentioned stakeholders and the family of Yebilaptsa MSS for their active participation.

The prizes for the winners will be awarded during annual award day.