From a Reporter
SHILLONG, Nov 6: The journey to fitness starts with a single step and with this spirit in mind, students of the Indian Institute on Magement (IIM), Shillong hosted ‘Run for Shillong’, a 5km run today morning, to kick start the proceedings for their flagship event, ‘The Golf Cup’. The run was conducted by the institute and was sponsored by The Royal Wahingdoh Football Club which is actively involved in celebrating the spirit of sport.
The run was flagged off by Jessica Ruth Cunville Marbaniang, Winner of the Sunsilk Mega Miss North East 2015. Close to 150 runners comprising students, faculty, staff, and members of other local institutes turned up braving a cold misty morning to share the delightful experience. The idea behind the run was to celebrate the spirit of sport not just within the students, but with the community at large. The run began at IIM Shillong and finished in the heart of the city at Ward’s Lake, passing through Dhanketi, Upper Lachumiere, AIR and the Governor’s House.
While a majority of the students enjoyed the weather and the camaraderie, athletes from the sporting community of Shillong and the institute were battling it out for the podium places. Princegarnet Thabah was the first to cross the finish line with Shibor Langki Lruid coming in second and Michael Thongni finishing third from the men’s category. The athletes from IIM were not too far behind with Vishrut Dinesh being the first, Akshay Seth coming in second and Anoop Prakash rounding up the podium. While the boys led the race, the female runners gave them a competitive run with Dr. Kalyani mshum leading the charge. From the institute, it was Anisha Khura who won followed by Chee Pasrija in second and Aabha Kapoor in third.