Ubuntu Striders launched

2015-12-17 06:00
Photo: supplied Members of the Ubuntu Striders Club.

Photo: supplied Members of the Ubuntu Striders Club.

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THE Ubuntu Striders Club was recently established and launched in the North Coast of Durban with enthusiastic runners from various areas in the north forming the core of the club.

The name “Ubuntu” symbolises “humanity” referring to human kindness and a more philosophical sense means the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humans, irrespective of their differences.

The club’s chairman, Brian Mothilal said that the purpose of starting the club is to bring together families, to promote fitness and encourage youth to be a part of sporting activities and stay clear of the social ills of society.

“The club’s primary objective is to create a running community of athletes of all fitness and interest levels.
“We do not want to be the biggest, but we want to be the best family and friends oriented club.
“We strive to acquaint and educate new runners to the world of sprint, and provide seasoned runners opportunities to set and achieve personal goals,” added Mothilal.

Mothilal said Ubuntu Striders provide an avenue for members to maintain as well as improve the personal fitness and health, both physically and mentally, by creating an active yet social atmosphere.

He said the club is the ideal setting for making lasting friendships, creating a family bond, finding inspiration and rising to meet self-fulfilling challenges.

For the less experienced members, the club creates a support system to help develop a habit that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

Mothilal said: “One of the sayings in our country is “Ubuntu”, you cannot be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality of “Ubuntu” you are known for your generosity, compassion, love, care and support and this is what the Ubuntu Striders ultimately want to achieve as a running club.”

For further information contact Brian Mothilal on 083 654 1840 or Iqbal Fyzoo on 0834565092.

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