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Celebs to run British 10K for SOS Children: An update on DJ Nihal and Kulveer Ranger’s training

DJ Nihal and Kulveer are put through their paces.
DJ Nihal and Kulveer are put through their paces.

In a little under four weeks Spurs supporters DJ Nihal and Kulveer Ranger take on the British London 10k Run in the name of SOS Children. They are currently in training and finding it harder than they thought to keep to the strict regime.

As Tottenham Hotspurs’ official charity partner, SOS Children have a close relationship with the club. When Spurs supporters DJ Nihal and Kulveer Ranger agreed to take part in the British 10k Run on Sunday July 10th to raise funds for our projects, we couldn’t wait to see how they got on.

Two weeks ago we told you how the pair had begun their training regime at Spurs Lodge with the help of Sam Erith, the Head of Sports Science, Fitness and Conditioning at Tottenham Hotspurs.

However, the busy lifestyles of a Radio One DJ and a top aide to the Mayor of London hasn’t made it easy for the pair to find the time to get in shape for the run.

Nihal says “After doing nine radio shows and five TV shows, I haven't trained at all for the last week! But since seeing Sam I have officially given up eating sweets and cakes. I'm determined to get that body fat thing down.” Kulveer has been getting his training in when he can “Since the fitness test I’ve been on a treadmill of planes and trains taking in meetings in Berlin, Brussels and Brazil - running up and down the main motorway in Sao Paulo wearing a Spurs shirt!”

We will keep you updated on how the pair’s training regime is coming along leading up to the big day on July 10th, including how some of the Spurs players are helping to get them motivated.

Tottenham Hotspurs has a long-term relationship with SOS Children and has financed the construction of a family house in Rustenburg, which is uniquely funded by monies received from players’ fines. Representatives from the Club visited the Village in May. Read about their latest visit to SOS Children's Village Rustenburg.