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Mission complete - Kulveer completes the British 10K

Kulveer after he completed the race (photo courtesy of Marco Mignone)
Kulveer after he completed the race (photo courtesy of Marco Mignone)

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 a fantastic £2,000 for SOS Children.

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 the Spurs Lodge training ground by Head of Sports Science, Sam Erith. Their busy lifestyles made following the strict training regime difficult, but the pair managed to fit in exercise between their other commitments. Kulveer said at the time “I’ve been running up and down the main motorway in Sao Paulo wearing a Spurs shirt!”

Unfortunately, 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 the Spurs players, it was to Hyde Park bright and early on Sunday morning for the start of a run. Participants were taken 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.

Thank you to everyone who sponsored Nihal and Kulveer, and well done to all of our fantastic runners who completed the British 10K for SOS!

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.