It was pomp and glory in this year’s
Buffalo cycling championships which were held at the
historic mama Ngina drive.
This was the
first event of the year in the 2018 Buffalo club calendar.
The race was sanctioned by the Kenya Triathlon
schools and clubs were invited to take part in the event
and what a turn out. Over 150 cyclists and over 200
spectators thronged the venue.
took part were Mombasa Academy, Memon Academy, MSB
Educational Institute, Jaffery Academy, Aga Khan Nursery,
Aga Khan Academy, Oshwal Academy, MM Shah academy,
Greenwood Groove Academy, lights academy Mombasa, Team
Arabika, Team Buffalo, Coast Cycling Club, Coast Wheelers
Club and Team Coga Miyatta.
different distances for each age category with the 5yrs
and under doing 2.5km, 7,8,9 years - 5km, 10/11 and 12
/13 years’ age group -10km, 14/15 and 16 /17 years age-
cyclists took part in the gruelling 40km race. It is in
this category where gritting teeth, breaking sweat and
snapping of the chains, punctures were witnessed as the
riders competed for the podium finish.
was also awarded to the 1st, 2nd and
3rd placed in the elite category.
several sub categories in the adult cyclists i.e., Hippo
(92kg +), vets (40+years) and seniors (50+ years).
Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed aka Dedii and race coordinator
Abdulrazak Mwangi were in full control of the event and
together with the volunteers made sure the event ran
event showcased the best the county had to offer in both
organizational and performance.
hours of pedaling and breaking sweat all the athletes had
a chance to refuel their energy at the hospitality tent
whereby fresh fruits and drinks were served.
ceremony was a sight to behold where each and every
participant was called onto the stage and they were all
awarded with a finisher medal and certificate.
The winners of
the races were awarded with both participation medals and
either gold silver or bronze medals as per their
development race we award everyone, this is to encourage
the youngsters and everyone who took part in the race. By
awarding them for their achievement.
were as follows, senior elite, Ismail Mohamed of team
Arabika was first followed by Swabry Hawer and Abdallah
Mansur was third.
In the hippo
category it was Team Captain of Team Arabika who clinched
the first place.
veteran’s category it was Neil Walsher who came first
followed by Anwar Mansur.
The junior 20
kilometers boys race was clinched by Ali Hussein from
Tanzania while Mohamed Bilal was second place.
Mohamed Sham was third overall. Jossette Njeri was first
in the same category for girls.
In the boys
12/13 years group it was Naeem Chakera who came first,
Trevor Mwanisi was second with Abdulkarim Pasta coming in
title for this age group was clinched by Vivian Hillier,
followed closely by Zeinab Murtaza and Zahra Omar came in
Varvani clinched the 10/11 years’ boy’s category while
Muzahim Khamisa came in second, they were closely followed
by Hussein Murtaza.
was first in this group in the girl’s category while Bancy
Rawal came second with Rehana Abdulswamad clinching the
Not to be left
behind were the 9 years’ age group.
Here it was
Mohamed Moosajee who came first, followed by Taher Murtaza
and Mohamed Omar came in third.
There were two
girls in the 9 years’ girls age group, this surely meant
that both the two were assured of a podium finish but who
among them will emerge with the gold was the question.
After a tough
ride Amina Mwishahali managed to clinch the gold while
Zikra Kassam was content with the silver.
The 8 years’
boy’s category was clinched by Mohamed Rehani with Samuele
Keraka managing second while Mark Jason grabbed the third
was the one who clinched the 8 years’ girl’s category
followed by Aisha Mbarak and Fahima Upal managing third.
The 7 years’
boy’s gold went to Rayaan Mela, silver went to Hydar Ahmed
and Riza Sibtain won the bronze medal.
gold went to Jannat said followed by Shelima Abdulrahim
and Jeremy Mutava clinched the third place.
Six years boys
podium was dominated by Jeremy Kenani, Aadil Farana and
Joshua Kenani won 1st 2nd and third
The girls who
won this age group category were Arwa Yusuf Kelsie Atieno
and Alwiya Saggaf who were 1st 2nd
and third respectively.
juncture we would like to thank Cannon motors limited for
their support, London Look Nail and Makeup Saloon, all the
parents and coaches for turning up during the event to
cheer on the participants, the Kenya police service (both
regular and administration police) and the county
government inspectorate for closing the road and securing
the venue, the Kenya Red Cross, National museums of Kenya
and all the volunteers.