4th Uhuru Road Race a Success

4th Uhuru Road Race a Success


There were 81 runners (more than double than in our last road race).

By Kevin O'Connor
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First published: October 14, 2008


Saturday's 4th Uhuru Road Race exceeded expectations. There were 81 runners (more than double than in our last road race), and this was almost the exact number required, given the 78 pairs of free training shoes donated from America. The 3 runners, who did not get shoes, instead received stylish caps.


The women's race was won by Adero Nyakisi (Prisons) and the men's race by Isaac Kiprop (Standard High). The prizes for each race were: 1stUgandan Society Observed (book) by Kevin O'Connor; 2nd - Athletics Weekly (the UK's top athletics magazine); 3rd � Observer Sports Monthly (leading British sports magazine).

Uhuru Road Race 2008
Uhuru Road Race 2008.

Athletics Kampala wishes to acknowledge the following:

  • Organisation in USA and payment of airfreight charges to Uganda (Christopher Storer)
  • Collection of shoes from Entebbe International Airport (Alex Matovu)
  • Payment of customs duty (Alex Matovu and Kevin O'Connor)
  • All the volunteers who make this event possible

Uhuru Road Race 2008
Uhuru Road Race 2008.

Saturday's winners:

Women

  • 1. Nyakisi Adero - Born 1987 Club - Prisons Time 32:20.8
  • 2. Achola Janet - Born 1988 Club - Prisons Time 35:53.8
  • 3. Chemusto Irene - Born 1979 Club - Prisons Time 35:56.5
  • 4. Chesang Grace - Born ~~~ Club - UPDF Time 36:15.5
  • 5. Mwagathe Esther - Born 1985 Club - Prisons Time 38:51.4
  • 6. Yarino Dinah - Born 1983 Club - Prisons Time 39:29.6
  • 7. Toto Lucy - Born 1986 Club - Prisons Time 43:44.8

Men

  • 1. Kiprop Isaac - Born 1986 Club - Standard High Time 36:18.1
  • 2. Kiprop Jackson - Born 1986 Club - Prisons Time 36:40.9
  • 3. Chesakit Alex - Born ~~~ Club - UPDF Time 37:13.0
  • 4. Ssenyange Ismail - Born ~~~ Club - M&N Fumigation Service Time 37:28.6
  • 5. Musani Francis - Born ~~~ Club - UPDF Time 37:43.1
  • 6. Mwanga Moses - Born ~~~ Club - UPDF Time 37:49.1
  • 7. Tamiro Michael - Born 1986 Club - Berkely S.S Time 38:07.6

By Kevin O'Connor
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First published: October 14, 2008
Kevin O'Connor is a member of Athletics Kampala.