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Kabaka Birthday Run attracts over 30,000 participants

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Thousands of Ugandans gathered at Lubiri, Mengo to take part in the fourth annual Kabaka birthday run. More than 30,000 brave runners including, the young, elderly, politicians, the business community sprinted the 5km, 10km and 21km races, in the event that is the chief fundraiser in the fight against Sickle cells in Uganda.

The run, that was flagged off at 7.00am by the Kabaka of Buganda; Ssabasajja Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, attracted top kingdom officials including the Katikkiro of Buganda, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga, Prince David Wasajja and Princess Katrina Ssangalyambogo.

Prince David Wasajja, who was also the Chief Runner of the day completed the 21 KM race in just above 3 hours while Princess Katrina Sangalyambogo ran 10 kilometers and finished in 58 minutes.

The Kabaka Birthday run is part of Airtel Uganda’s three-year partnership agreement with Buganda kingdom to support four of its main activities including the Kabaka’s birthday celebrations, Kabaka coronation and Eid-El-Fitri.

Addressing the crowds after the run, Katikkiro of Buganda Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga thanked the participants for their enormous support to the Kingdom and its causes.

“Every year, more and more Ugandans participate in the Kabaka Run and this is an indication that the causes we choose are important to their lives. Allow me to thank Airtel Uganda for always standing with the kingdom not only for the Kabaka Run but for many other kingdom activities,” he said.

Airtel Uganda’s Managing Director; Mr. Anwar Soussa said it is part of the Company’s social responsibility to contribute to the well-being of the society in which it operates.

“We believe in the power of coming together for a greater good. In partnership with the Buganda kingdom and all Ugandans, we are sure we can reduce on the infant mortality rate caused by sickle cells and empower people with information that will enable them to identify, treat and even prevent the sickle cells disease,” he noted.

“I encourage Ugandans to do checkups before marriage in order to reduce on the percentage of people who can easily be infected by sickle cells disease” he added.

According to the Ministry of Health over 25,000 babies are born each year with sickle cell disease and over 80% die before their 5th birthday contributing to 15% infant mortality, 13.3% of the total population have Sickle cell traits and 21% are within the Buganda region.

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PHOTOS: Allan Okello’s Late Strike Sinks SC VILLA – UPL

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Teenager Allan Okello’s beautifully struck freekick from 25 yards with four minutes to play was all Champions KCCA FC needed to sink arch rivals SC Villa in a thrilling encounter at StarTimes stadium.
The 17-year-old midfielder came on at the start of the second stanza in place of Jackson Nunda who was making his first start since 27th September 2017 the day he had last played for KCCA FC in a league game against URA FC.

Okello had earlier on rattled the crossbar with a fine curler from down the right flank on 76 minutes but the visitors’ custodian pushed the rebound out for corner.
In the first stanza, custodian Charles Lukwago made two reflex saves to keep out Kirya Ambrose and Eturude Abel’s efforts in a space of four minutes.

Mucureezi came closest to breaking the deadlock in the 35th minute but his effort was kept out by Kirya Samson.
With four minutes to play in the first half, Sadam Juma rattled the upright with a smashing shot that clearly Samson Kirya had no chance stopping.

In the second stanza, Allan Okello was introduced for returnee Jackson Nunda and the cameo immediately showed his presence with rapid attacks that troubled the visitors, backline.
In the 69th minute, striker Matsiko Abubakari was handed debut by Mike Mutebi in place of Paul Mucureezi and the teenager had some glimpses of brilliance In a game of such magnitude.

Four minutes to the end of the game, Allan Okello was fouled yards from the 18 yard box and the teenager took matters into his hands to take the freekick that he coolly slotted past the visitors’ wall into the back of the net, giving custodian Kirya no chance keeping it out and sending the fans in a frenzy with a boom of noise that echoed all over StartTimes stadium.
Lawrence Bukenya was then introduced for Sadam Juma to add grit in the midfield.
1-0 is how it ended, Allan Okello’s solo goal and first in the league this season the difference in the tie.

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The Minimalist Approach to Fitness That Every Person Can Embrace

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Everyone across different walks of life is going minimalistic. Whether you check the fashion trends or the furniture at home, simple is dominating. So, why complicate your choice of exercises? According to fitness experts, engaging in simple exercises helps people to focus on the important basics in moving towards their goals. Further, those athletes and fitness enthusiasts who use fitness gear like letrozole mr pharma can also realize greater results with minimalistic exercises. So, how does one approach this issue? Let us see the best way to go about it.

Minimalistic Approach to Cardio Workouts

The bigger role of cardio workouts is to boost metabolism and facilitate the growth of muscles. Sometimes, people go for HIIT, which combines cardio and strength workouts. However, this may prove to be tough for newbies and people seeking to go minimalistic.

If your focus is to make it simple, then you ought to plan better and focus on the workouts that increase metabolism by taking advantage of all muscle groups. The most appropriate choices in this case, which every fitness enthusiast will recommend, include lunges, squats and push-ups.  Additionally, one can take advantage of calf raises and bicep curls, which are considered to be light in intensity and possible options for every person. Most of these cardio exercises are comparable to everyday activities in which people typically engage.

Minimalistic Approach to Strength Training

Strength training is a focus for most athletes out there. The challenge comes when they try to overdo it and then lose focus within a short time. One good thing about minimalistic workouts is that they keep you on track consistently. The priority here should be to exercise the large muscles using simple workouts like presses and push-ups. Squats, rotation workouts and stretches should also dominate the schedule at any single time. Any workouts should never go above 15 reps per set. If you are not sure which minimalistic strength training to do, consult a professional fitness trainer.

Minimalistic Approach to Weightlifting

Even athletes and bodybuilders can use a minimalistic weightlifting approach. Research shows that well-toned and big muscles are not the result of weightlifting too much. It all calls for better planning. While you might not compromise on the deadlifts, chest workouts or dumbbell squats, the key is in the amount of weight one lifts.

When completing a minimalist weightlifting session, you must start with some warm-ups, which prepares the body for the real workout. Some of the best warm-ups include jumping jacks and various stretches as advised by the tutorial or the fitness trainer. Lifting is better when one does not subject the body to excessive weight, which can stress the nervous system anyway. Instead of adding more weight than your body can handle, focus on the number of reps and sets.

Conclusion

Minimalistic workouts are doing a great job when it comes to training for both men and women. The level of moderation allows one to focus more on the areas where results are needed. You can embrace this approach today whether you are new or seasoned in training.

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Free Entry at the National Cross Country

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Jinja Town and the surrounding community have been provided yet another rare opportunity to watch the country’s world stars in action at the National Cross Country Championships due this weekend, Saturday February 10, 2018 at the Jinja Central Division Recreation Park.J

The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) in conjunction with main sponsors MTN (U) Ltd have also offered the general public free entrance to the park to watch the competition as a corporate social responsibility and also to thank the public who thronged Kololo Independence Grounds massively to support Uganda team during the 2017 World Cross Country Championships.

Because of the value UAF attached to the world event, Jinja was honored and overwhelmingly voted to host the 2018 National Cross Country Championship, a major event on the UAF calendar. The stage is already set for the championships which UAF will use to select the national cross country team to represent Uganda at the 5th edition of the Africa Cross Country Championships due March 17, 2018 in Algeria.

The competition scene is expected to be electric like last year for the World but this time fighting for national colours and slots for Africa continental championship.

Uganda’s top distance runners led by Olympic marathon Champion Stephen Kiprotich, Commonwealth Games double gold medalist Moses Kipsiro, World Championship silver medalist Joshua Cheptegei, World Junior Cross Country Champion, Jacob Kiplimo, World University Games golden girl, Dorcus Ajok, National Cross Country defending champions Mercyline Chelangat and Peruth Chemutai, among others will be in action at the Jinja National Cross Country Championships.

Also in action will several World Mountain race stars like Fred Musobo, Stella Chesang, Robert Chemonges, Victor Kiplagat and others.

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
RESULTS AT KOLOLO

Senior Men (10km)
1 Joshua Cheptegei 29:02
2 Phillip Kipyeko 29:24
3 Abdallah Kibet Mande 29:40
4 Timothy Toroitich 29:42
5 Stephen Kiprotich 29:46
6 Stephen Kiisa 29:53
7 Fred Musobo 29:55
8 Mande Bushendich 30:04
9 Peter Kibet 30:13
10 Filex Chemonges 30:18

Senior Women (10km)
1 Mercyline Chelangat 34:41
2 Rachael Chebet 35:16
3 Dorcus Ajok 35:46
4 Doreen Chesang 35:54
5 Doreen Chemutai 35:56
6 Annet Chebet 36:16
7 Juliet Chekwel 36:38
8 Stella Chesang 36:46
9 Prim Twikirize 37:00
10 Sarah Akiror 37:03

U20 Men
1 Jacob Kiplimo 23:25
2 Titus Kwemoi 23:53
3 Victor Kiplangat 23:54
4 Elisha Chemutai 24:03
5 Kevin Kibet 24:04

U20 Women
1 Peruth Chemutai 20:20
2 Janat Chemusto 20:39
3 Esther Chekwemoi 21:08
4 Sarah Chelangat 21:20
5 Scarlett Chemos 22:00

Namayo Mawerere
PUBLICITY SECRETARY

 

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