Six weeks of hard work paid off as Spurs fan Kulveer Ranger completed Sunday’s British 10k London Run in a time of 58 minutes 42 seconds, raising over £2,000 for our official charity partner SOS Children in the process.
The Mayor of London’s Director of Environment and Digital London took time out from his busy schedule to train for the event, which saw thousands take to the streets of the capital in the name of various charities.
Kulveer’s training began in May when he and co-runner – fellow Spurs fan and BBC Radio 1 DJ, Nihal Arthanayake – were put through their paces in the gym at our Spurs Lodge training ground by our Head of Sports Science, Sam Erith.
However, a slipped disc put paid to Nihal’s participation, so it was left to Kulveer to go it alone in a bid to generate funds for the world’s largest orphan charity!
After another visit to the Lodge on Friday to gain some last minute inspiration from our players, it was to Hyde Park bright and early on Sunday morning for the start of a run that took participants through Pall Mall, past Trafalgar Square and along the Embankment before reaching the final stretch at Whitehall.
Kulveer set a target of breaking the hour mark, and was delighted with his efforts, saying:
"I would like to thank everyone who has help me to raise money for SOS Children. Those who sponsored, those who gave up their time to arrange and cheer on the thousands of runners on Sunday morning, and Tottenham staff and players for inspiring me to do something I didn't think I could!! But it has all been worth it and yes, I am also particularly happy that I ran 10k for the first time and did it in 58 minutes 42 seconds!"
A big thank you goes to all fans who have responded to our appeals for sponsorship on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages, in helping us raise a tremendous amount.
And it's not too late to donate! Just visit www.justgiving.com/nihalandkulveer
There are 145 million orphaned children in the world. 100 million more have been abandoned to live on the streets. SOS Children is the world's largest orphan charity and provides a family for life for children who have lost their parents through war, famine, disease and poverty
Over 78,000 orphaned and abandoned children are cared for by SOS mothers in clusters of family homes in more than 500 Children's Villages in 124 countries worldwide.
The Club has a long-term relationship with SOS Children and has financed the construction of the Tottenham Hotspur orphan house in Rustenburg, which is uniquely funded by monies received from players’ fines.
Event pictures courtesy of Marco Mignone.