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NBF celebrates success of 2nd NBF Fujairah Run with over 1,800 runners

The run saw over 100 participants competing in the People of Determination category

National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) saw over 1,800 participants take part in its second annual run in the emirate of Fujairah on Friday November 23rd, hosted under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah. The event builds on the success of the inaugural event last year and saw a 73% increase in participation this year with runners competing in the 3km, 5km, 10km and 11km races.

The second edition of the run welcomed old and new faces including some of the UAE’s best runners. One of the highlights of this year’s race was the new 11km mountain trail route, which took place against Fujairah’s stunning mountain backdrop. The run also included a category for People of Determinations under four different groups. Over 100 participants took part in this category completing with great zeal and determination. This is all down to the bank’s efforts in opening this event to everyone.

Top first prize winner results:

Category

Name

Gun time

11KM Trail Male

Mohammed Mira

00:36:52

11KM Trail Female

Emily Waugh

00:47:04

10KM Male

Anouar El Ghouz

00:29:45

10 KM Female

Alia Mohammed Saeed Mohammed

00:33:17

5KM Male

Ismail El Kharchi

00:15:45

5KM Female

Sumbella Khan

00:22:03

3KM Male

Dzmitry Slushko

00:14:16

3KM Female

Abdullah Latif

00:15:01

Commenting on the race, Vince Cook, CEO of NBF said:

“We are delighted with the continued success of the NBF Fujairah Run. It was great that we were able to accommodate runners of all capabilities and I am very proud that the race continues to grow in popularity year on year. By adding the 11km trail run this year, we’ve been able to attract the most adventurous runners, as this race is a first not just for Fujairah but for the whole of the UAE, as the first competitive run route to take place directly through a mountain range. However most rewarding of all was being able to see first-hand the inclusive spirit throughout, the tremendous achievements of those taking part and the chance to enjoy the exceptional sights of Fujairah in such great company. Congratulations to all the winners and participants that took part and completed the course.”

He also added, “I would particularly like to thank all our sponsors for their support in making this event happen, and joining us in contributing towards a healthier community. We look forward to many more Fujairah Runs in the coming years.”

The NBF Fujairah Run 2018 secured sponsorship from many partners, some for the second year running, significantly strengthening the offering and profile of this year’s run. They included: Malabar Gold & Diamonds, UAE Exchange, United Steel Industries, Etisalat Information Services (EIS), Port of Fujairah, Fujairah Sports Club, Fujairah National Group, Fujairah National Resources Corporation, Nikai, Fujairah Free Zone and Fujairah Adventures.

About National Bank of Fujairah PJSC:

Incorporated in 1982, National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) is a full services corporate bank with strong corporate and commercial banking, treasury and trade finance expertise as well as an expanding suite of personal banking options and Shari’a compliant services. Leveraging its deep banking experience and market insight within Fujairah and the UAE, NBF is well-positioned to build lasting relationships with its clients and help them achieve their business goals.NBF’s key shareholders include the Government of Fujairah, Easa Saleh Al Gurg LLC and Investment Corporation of Dubai. Rated Baa1/Prime-2 for deposits and A3 for counterparty risk assessment by Moody’s and BBB+/A-2 by Standard & Poor’s, both with a stable outlook, the bank is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange under the symbol “NBF”. It has a branch network of 18 across the UAE.

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