Thanyapura Phuket has extended its commitments
to developing sporting excellence in athletes and enthusiasts of
all abilities and ages, by teaming up with the Phuket Community
Foundation to host an altruistic training programme led by local
Thai triathlon star and Thanyapura Academies' Coach Ricky Ekkarat.
The 'Born Free to Run' project is focused on
sourcing local young sporting talent to nurture the future
generation of running athletes. The programme offers free access
to Thanyapura world-class sports facilities, as well as training
alongside Mr Ekkarat who recently won the Sprint Duathlon of the
Malakoff Powerman Asian Championship 2013.
"It's an inspiring environment here for
children, training alongside professional athletes, Olympians and
world record holders gives a sense of tangibility to their
aspirations. Training at the same facilities as these sporting
greats shows them that their goals are attainable with the right
outlook and support," said Thanyapura President, Robert Hauck.
Inspired by helping athletes achieve their true
potential, Thanyapura provides a challenging and
performance-focused environment dedicated to athletes of all ages
and abilities, utilising expert coaches, state-of-the-art
facilities, proven training principles, sport science, sport mind
training and the breathtaking surroundings of a national park to
help improve performance and build confidence leading to a
lifelong love for their sport.
Cindy Ratcliffe MBE, Manager of the
Phuket Community Foundation, said, "An initiative of The Phuket
Community Foundation, Born Free to Run's main focus is on spotting
future running talent, as well as encouraging local youths to
choose a healthy and active lifestyle, free from drugs and other
substance abuse by promoting a healthy competitive spirit amongst
the children participating."
The Phuket Community Foundation is dedicated to
improving the quality of life in Phuket for everyone regardless of
their origins or their beliefs, with emphasis on poverty
alleviation, education, preserving the environment, promoting art
and culture, improving road safety and boosting public health.
Training sessions are taking place at Thanyapura
every Wednesday 17:00-18:30 and Friday 16:30-18:30 with more
to be confirmed.
Athletes participating in the Born Free to Run
programme will go on to compete in events on the following dates:
- 10/11/13 at Cherngtalay Phuket
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