VI CROSS COUNTRY 2019
14th July 2019, Victoria Institution
Victoria Institution (VI) Cross Country 2019 continued to receive good supports attracting almost 1,000 participants this year, mainly the current and former VI students as well as their family members and the public.
Held in conjunction of VI’s 125th year anniversary, the run was flagged-off at the Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur recently and supported by Victoria Institution and the Victoria Institution Old Boys’ Association (VIOBA).
The participants were divided into 10 categories, six for the 10KM distance (Men Open, Women Open, Men Senior, Women Senior, Boys U17 and Girls U17) - for the hardcore runners; two for the 6.5KM (Men Open and Women Open) - for the slightly veteran participants and casual runners; and the remaining two for the 3KM distance (Men Open and Women Open) - for beginners and those who took part just for the fun of it together with their family and children.
Muhammad Ramdhan Susami, Race Director of the VI Cross Country 2019, said that this year’s special edition cross country covered the school compound, around Jalan Hang Tuah, Bukit Petaling (Jalan Bellamy) and the Royal Museum (Old Palace) compound to bring nostalgic memories when they participated in the run during their school days.
“In fact, there were also participants who stopped running just for selfies or wefies at spots which had brought fond memories of their school days,” he added.
The morning started with the national anthem Negaraku and followed by the VI school song. Najib Salleh, a representative of VIOBA, flagged off the 10KM runners and thereafter the 6.5KM and 3KM runs.
It took about almost 45 minutes for the first runner to reach the finishing line and the rest completed the race within one to one and a half hour after flag-off.
Two Victorians, Faliq Aimran of batch 2006 won the 10KM Men Open Category and Sayid Hassan of batch 2019 took the 10KM under 17 title.
The event was supported by DBKL, the Traffic Police, the Sports Commissioner, FTKLAA, TNB, McDonald’s (Jalan Silang), KL Printing, Milo (Nestle), 100 plus (F&N) and Medi Beaute.
MUHAMMAD RAMDHAN BIN SUSAMI
VI Cross Country 2019