written by Expat Life
Nattawat Innum (THA) fastest male and Margaret Wangui Njuguna (KEN) fastest female over iconic 10 Mile distance
Supersports 10 Mile International Run 2018 Phuket Presented by Thanyapura was officially opened by Mr. Sanith Sriwihok, Vice Governor of Phuket (5 th from left), together with VIPs from the sports and tourism industries, including Mr. Tony Morton, President of CRC Sports (6 th from left); Ms. Siraporn Wattana, Vice President – Marketing of Supersports (7 th from left); and Mr. Edgar Toral, Vice President of Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort (8 th from left).
PHUKET, Thailand – A weekend of sporting fun saw a record-breaking 4,000 runners enjoy the 4 th Supersports 10 Mile International Run 2018 Phuket Presented by Thanyapura. Held on 24 th and 25 th March at the award-winning Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, there was something for everyone with distances including a 500 metre Kids Run, 3 Mile (4.8km), 5 Mile (8km) and the iconic 10 Mile (16km) run, all part of a “Run Festival” concept that has seen the event grow to become one of Phuket’s leading sports events.
Officially opened by Phuket’s Vice Governor, Mr. Sanith Sriwihok, the two days saw lots of fun activities, a kids zone, an evening concert headlined by Modern Dog on Saturday 24 th March, as well as medals for all finishers and trophies for the respective distance winners. “It’s been an excellent two days and we are happy to see so many people enjoying the Supersports 10 Mile International Run 2018 Phuket. We broke last year’s record number of participants and the feedback this year has again been very encouraging. We look forward to making the event even bigger and better next year,” said Miss Siraporn Wattana, Vice President of Marketing, Supersports.
“As well as providing an enjoyable experience for all involved, we are very proud to be able to give back to the local community. A portion of the entry fees from this years event will be donated to Wat Mongkol Wararam School” added Miss Wattana.
Speaking of Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort’s role in the development of sports on the island, President and CEO Mr. Philipp Graf von Hardenberg, said “Our philosophy at Thanyapura is to “Optimise Your Life” and the Supersports 10 Mile International Run 2018 Phuket Presented by Thanyapura is a perfect example of how you can do that, bringing together people of all backgrounds and abilities for a fun and healthy activity. We have hosted this event for four years and it’s encouraging to see how much it has grown over that time and we look forward to work in with Supersports for many years to come.”
Top Three Overall – 10 Mile International category
1) Nattawat Innum (THA) (00:53:45) 1) Margaret Wangui Njuguna (KEN) (01:01:53)
2) Nattawut Innum (THA) (00:54:42) 2) Imogen Simmonds (CHE) (01:04:55)
3) Miller Kipruto Ngetich (KEN) (00:58:35) 3) Vivian Tang (SGP) (01:10:14)
Top Three Overall – 10 Mile Thai category
1) Nattawat Innum (53:45) 1) Chothip Kan-Uam (01:14:23)
2) Nattawut Innum (54:42) 2) Wipawee Pratumsuwan (01:15:51)
3) Danchai Pankong (01:01:15) 3) Piyanut Prongpan (01:19:53)
Overall – 5 Mile
1) Callum Pedroni (GBR) (00:31:52) 1) Srirung Kongthap (THA) (00:43:03)
Overall – 3 Mile
1) Edwin Dixon (GBR) 1) Nadine Brelstaff (GBR)
Full results for the 10 Mile are at https://www.sportstats.asia/display-results.xhtml?raceid=96400.
Full results for the 5 Mile are at https://www.sportstats.asia/display-results.xhtml?raceid=96401.
About Supersports 10 Mile International Run 2018 Phuket Presented by Thanyapura
First held in 2015, the fourth edition will be held 24 – 25 March, 2018 with the start and finish at Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort.
2018 sponsors include Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, New Balance, Johnson, Gatorade, Centara Hotels and Resorts, Central Restaurants Group, Central Food Hall, Aquafina, Mister Donut, Auntie Anne’s, Tops Super Store, Tops Super Market, Kellog’s, Anda Focus, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa Nai Yang Beach, Khao Phuket and 89.75 Radio Trip, Bangkok Phuket Hospital with support from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Sports Authority of Thailand and Amazing Thailand.