Runners Club with Ate Lilo and Ate Maren
Before breakfast on Sunday mornings all the athletes among our children get together to enjoy an early run. Every time a short warm-up takes place before the actual jogging can start. The running route zigzags in a big loop around the village, which leads through banana plantations and rice fields. After the track is completed all kids meet in the gym and perform some strength exercises and rope jumping, so that even the mo...st athletic among them will feel exhausted from the intense activity.
At the end of March the MARIPHIL Runners Club took the opportunity to participate in a proper competition: A fun run in which all participates had to complete a 3km run through Panabo City. All ambitious contestants could successfully cross the finish line and one of the boys was even able to place among the top 5 of about 100 runners. All the kids were proud and contented with their accomplishment and already started asking about the next fun run only shortly after the race was finished. The summer break will now be dedicated to exercising even more regularly, so that next time around the kids might already be able to tackle the 5km run.