Staff post impressive showing at Nairobi City Marathon

JKUAT Marathoners pose with their participation medals

JKUAT staff joined other athletes during the second edition of the Nairobi City Marathon held on Sunday July 2, 2023. The team under the auspices of the JKUAT Staff Fitness Welfare presented 28 runners in three categories namely: full marathon (42 Km), half marathon (21Km) and the 10 Km races. The marathon was largely staged on the iconic Nairobi Expressway; providing runners with epic views of the city.

Dr. Dennis Kaburu Mugambi, lecturer in Department of Information Technology completed the full marathon in 4:26:52 finishing off at position 408. Similarly, Eng. Mathew Kyalo of Mechanical Engineering Department made an impressive showing at the half marathon, finishing the race in 1:44:27. At the finish line, Eng. Kyalo was placed 406 out of nearly 2,500 runners. Phillip Mutende of Audit Section who is also the welfare treasurer, bagged position 531; finishing the 21 Km race in 1:47:39.

Members of the Welfare during the Kimakia Falls hike.

All participants from JKUAT braved the chilly weather defining Nairobi during the event to post impressive personal bests in the respective categories.

The Welfare’s first activity was the 2006 Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon that took place on October 29th of that year, with a total of twenty-five members participating. Since then, the Welfare has participated in the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon every year without fail.

Besides participating in the Nairobi City Marathon members of the JKUAT Staff Fitness Welfare have also engaged in a number of activities such as hikes in various locations like, Mt. Longonot, Ngong Hills, Nyana Hills, Kilimambogo, Castle Forest, Kieni Forest and recently the Kimakia Forest.

Members also regularly participate in walks and runs along the 5 Km University-farm circuit and cycling along various routes. Other than the benefits of physical fitness, members also enjoy the social bond, which also enhances synergy at the work place.

JKUAT team that participated in the marathon

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