Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Fauja Singh ji in Edinburgh 2006


A collage of pictures that I took at the marathon.

In the above picture from you can see the group having a picture taken by one of the press photographers. I thought I would seize the opportunity and pretend to be a paparazzi by getting a few shots for myself.
Above is a picture of myself with my Kenyan Brothers. The one wearing a grey top at the left won the race in 2hrs 11 minutes while the others came second and third places.
Above is a picture from left to right : Myself, Karnel Singh, Fauja Singh, Nirmal Singh. This was taken by a press photographer as we were going to the car. It was a great day and was really good to see the amount of respect that other non sikhs have for Fauja Singh ji.
Fauja Singh ji and Ajit Singh ji having a bite to eat after the long run. It was really hot outside and it was really nice to sit in the shade after the long run while helping ourselves to delicious snacks courtesy of the organisers to their VIP guests.

Here is a video I discovered from the archives of Fauja Singh ji(96) running in the Edinburgh Marathon. It was a relay race which included other great sikh runners ; Ajit Singh ji(76), Amrik Singh ji(75), Karnel Singh ji(?) and one other whose name I cannot remember. Their combined age was over 400 years.

In the video you will see running along side Fauja Singh ji are Harmander Singh ji who is his personal trainer and Sulakhan Singh ji who is a regular runner of Team Fauja. Sulakhan Singh ji ran the full marathon in 4 hours 30 minutes where he caught up with the other two and finished the race in style.


13 comments:

steve davies said...

i saw you at the race, you are the guys representing faujah sing, but im sure i saw you (if youre the guy with white turban) eating chips whilst on the run.

H said...

Oh yes Mr Davies, I was the one eating chips while running. I have to admit they were really nice as I was really hungry. Not a very good way to set healthy standards eh?

Just wondering Mr Davies, do you know of a guy by the name of Davinder?

Anonymous said...

the man on the right.. Hids name is?? looks familiar.. Karnel singh or kamal??

Anonymous said...

Hi , i was wondering if you could tell me the names off the people pictured here
Thanks
Miss Kaur

H said...

Anon 1, the name of the guy wearing a yellow jacket is Nirmal Singh. He is a key member and runners in Team Fauja.

Anon 2, were you referring to all the names of the people pictured above or a particular picture?

H said...

I just read the whole post and I don't think I had prove read before posting. Sorry for the grammatical errors in the post.

Anonymous said...

hi i was quering about the man in the second pic from the bottom, with the yellow jacket. Please confirm his name for me.

Thank you,
Miss Kaur

Anonymous said...

hi there, my query was to the second pic from the bottom of the men standing. I would like to know the name iof the man in the yellow jacket.
thanking you

Miss Kaur

Anonymous said...

Hi again, was referring to the picture, second to last with the four men standing. The man with the yellow jacket on the right. His name please?
Thanks.
Miss Kaur

Anonymous said...

Hi again, was referring to the picture, second to last with the four men standing. The man with the yellow jacket on the right. His name please?
Thanks.
Miss Kaur

Anonymous said...

Hi again, was referring to the picture, second to last with the four men standing. The man with the yellow jacket on the right. His name please?
Thanks.
Miss Kaur

miss kaur said...

Hi again, was referring to the picture, second to last with the four men standing. The man with the yellow jacket on the right. His name please?
Thanks.
Miss Kaur

H said...

Sorry for the late reply. The guy in the yellow top is Nirmal Singh.