Lok Jack GSB participates in 2016 UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon

Lok Jack GSB participates in 2016 UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon

The 13th annual UWI Spec International Half-Marathon kicked off on October 23rd at 5:30am at the UWI Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC). Presented by First Citizens Bank, the 13.1 mile race attracted over 1300 local, regional and international athletes- among these a strong contingent of Lok Jack GSB runners.

Team GSB consisted of 28 persons who represented students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Between July to October 2016 they trained under the guidance of Programme Director of the Msc. in International Finance, Mr. Howard Dottin, member of acclaimed running club Mall Crawlers. Joining the international marathon runner from Faculty were: Dr. Wynette Harewood, Programme Director of the Masters in Human Resource Management; Andre Taitt Adjunct Lecturer at the Lok Jack GSB; Prof. Gour Saha, Lecturer in the Executive MBA Programme and Dr. Henry Bailey, Lecturer in Msc. in International Finance.

Top finishers for the Lok Jack GSB Team were the husband and wife duo, Alana Umraw, student of the International MBA and Geoffrey Baith, finishing with a time of 2 hours 5 mins. With a team average of 2 hours 28 minutes, the Lok Jack GSB runners already have their eyes on the next race – Guardian Group’s Shine 5K and 10K Charity Walk and Run on November 26th 2016.

The Lok Jack GSB wishes to extend congratulations to all the runners and supporters of Team GSB at the UWI SPEC Half-Marathon 2016!

 marathon00Team GSB before kick-off at the UWI Spec!

marathon01Programme Director of the Master of Science in International Finance, Mr. Howard Dottin,
with runners of Mall Crawlers

marathon02Top Finishers – Alana Umraw, student of the International MBA and her husband, Geoffrey Bieth with a time of 2:05

marathon03Smiling faces before the big race!

Shine is a social responsibility initiative of the Guardian Group that stands for “Securing Hope for those in Need.” Last year, General Manager of KIND - Kids in need of Direction expressed, “It is no secret that in Trinidad and Tobago we have hundreds of children who are suffering in one form or another. From our end we do all that we can to help them with the limited resources at our disposal, but it is often not enough. On behalf of all the charities represented here and all children in need, we thank the Guardian Group for championing this worthy cause.”

To register for SHINE 2016 with Team GSB, contact Vishyan Mohammed at v.mohammed@lokjackgsb.edu.tt or 645-6700 ext. 199.

Follow Us on Twitter

Like Us on Facebook