On their recent holiday in Phuket from Australia, Joylene and Terry Muller brought a variety of toys and souvenirs to delight the children from Ban Bangkoo School. The Phuket Community Foundation would like to say a huge Thank You to Joylene and Terry for their kind gesture. It was a great joy to see the faces of the children light up when the giifts were given.
The 10th annual Laguna Phuket International Marathon attracted thousands of participants on June 7th 2015. Two of the Born Free to Run team won trophies in the 10.5k run. 17 year old Wittawut Waree came 3rd in his age group and 10th overall. Ekanan Boontang came 2nd in his age group 20-29 years and 25th overall. The total number of runners was more than 3,000. 13 year old Pipatpong Seeman was 1st overall in the 5k run but unfortunately there were no trophies in this category.
Theo McIntyre, a student at the British International School Phuket, decided for his tenth birthday party to ask his friends to bring a toy for the PCF toy libraries instead of a present for himself. He also collected 2,500 bahts as a donation to buy more toys on the toy library “wish list”.
Children in the Born Free To Run Team did well in the Thanyapura Superkids Triathlon 2015 on April 6th.Yut did well to win second place in the 13-14 female swim, bike, run race. Yut also took part in the National Youth Competition last month and made it to the finals in the 800m. She came sixth, a great achievment for her first time at National level.
Born Free To Run Super Fast won first place in the senior team event 13-18yr.
Witawut, the 16 year old newest athlete to join Born Free To Run has had some amazing results in his latest races. After the Cha-Am International Duathlon where he came second in the 18-29 yr category, the coach, Ricky, took him to the Golden Triangle International Triathlon where he again came second in the duathlon 18-39 age group. A remarkable achievement.
The Born Free To Run team continues to win trophies at events in Thailand. At the Amarin Outdoor International Triathlon 2015 held at Cha Am on March 14th trophies were won by:-
Duathlon- Wittawat Waree (Thep) 2nd place age group 18-29y
Sprint Triathlon – Songklod Jearanaisil 1st place age group 30-39y
Standard Triathlon – Ekkarat Phanthip(Ricky) 1st place age group 30-34y
Wittawat is 16 years old and joined the team 8 months ago. His perfomance is so incredible!
He will definitely get more awards and be on the podium more.