Stanmore Jafferys Running recently hosted its first 10km event as part of their third year of collaboration with a charity; World Federation Aid’s Ali Asghar Water Appeal (AAWA).
The event attracted 102 ladies from Stanmore, South London, Mombasa and Dubai who braved the unexpectedly warm September afternoon weather to complete 10km over hilly terrain.
The congregation were given a heart rendering motivational address focusing on what the run/walk means against the backdrop of the tragedy of Karbala.
After just one hour, the first runner approached returned back at the Stanmore mosque centre, having completed 10km at a good pace. Each time a runner/walker approached and entered the centre they were met with encouragement from their fellow sisters with participants applauding each other’s success and achievement.
Each participant was awarded a medal in honour of Late Nishat Nathoo Dossa who passed away less than a month before
The AAWA campaign has now raised over £115,000.
One of the runners that took part in the event, Sajida, said: “A big thank you to all the volunteers especially the Stanmore Jafferys coordinators who put in an exceptional effort to make sure this event ran smoothly. We were reluctant to sign up for the 10km, but now having done it, we honestly really enjoyed ourselves.
“It was lovely to see people of all ages take part in this event. Truly blessed to be part of such a community with amazing, inspiring people. May Allah SWT bless you all abundantly.”