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Uganda's Ocira debut Berlin Marathon 2018

Berlin Marathon September 16, 2018

Ocira Richard was awarded 2018 Challenged Athletes Foundation $800 grant towards Travel and Competition.  This grant was meant to offer Richard opportunity to help him pursue his passion in sports and athletics. Richard completed registration to participate in the Berlin Marathon 2018, Wheelchair Race 42 km due September 16, 2018. The club topped up funds to secure him Travel and Competition Insurance as well as visa to Germany. Richard went through intensive training July till September 2018 with the guidance of his coach Paul Acaye.

 

Ocira Richard (Racing Number: R32) became Uganda’s first ever Wheelchair Racer at the September 2018 Berlin Marathon where he finished 36th out of 41 using a 15kg Racing Wheelchair compared to most counterpart’s 3kg-5kg Aluminum Racing Wheelchairs.

 

Richard received a participation medal and a Certificate of Participation. His debut competition time was 3 hours 3 minutes 13 seconds averaging 4 minutes 20 seconds per kilometer in the 42.2Km route.

 

Our gratitude to Uganda Paralympic Committee for refurbishing of their Racing Wheelchair which Richard used in the competition. Earlier, His Worship George Labeja Mayor of Gulu Municipal Council flags off Ocira Richard and hands him the Ugandan Flag for his trip to Berlin Wheelchair Race. Richard brought pride to our Club, disability movement and helped raised Ugandan flag high.

KAMPALA MTN WHEELCHAIR RACE 2018

 

Three Members of GWBC participated in the Sunday November 18, 2018 MTN Kampala 10km Wheelchair Race collecting silverware in three categories namely;

 

 

 

Women’s 10km Winner (Wheelchair Race)

 

 

Acayo Polline

 

 

Prize award UShs 1,500,000/=

 

 

 

KAMPALA MTN WHEELCHAIR RACE 2018

 

Men’s 10km 1st Runner-up (Wheelchair Race)

 

Ocira Richard

 

Prize award UShs 800,000/=

 

KAMPALA MTN WHEELCHAIR RACE 2018

 

Men’s 10km 2nd Runner-up (Handcycle Race)

 

Acen Florence

 

Prize award UShs 500,000/=

 

 

 

KAMPALA MTN WHEELCHAIR RACE 2017

 

Four Members of GWBC participated in the Sunday November 12, 2017 MTN Kampala 10km Wheelchair Race collecting silverware in three categories namely;

 

 

 

Women’s 10km Winner (Wheelchair Race)

 

 

Acayo Polline

 

 

Prize award UShs 1,500,000/=

 

 

 

KAMPALA MTN WHEELCHAIR RACE 2017

 

 

Men’s 10km 1st Runner-up (Wheelchair Race)

 

Ocira Richard

 

Prize award UShs 800,000/=

 

KAMPALA MTN WHEELCHAIR RACE 2017

 

Four Members of GWBC participated in the Sunday November 12, 2017 MTN Kampala 10km Wheelchair Race collecting silverware in three categories namely;

 

 

 

Women’s 10km Winner (Wheelchair Race)

 

 

Acayo Polline

 

 

Prize award UShs 1,500,000/=

 

 

 

KAMPALA MTN WHEELCHAIR RACE 2017

 

Men’s 10km 2nd Runner-up (Handcycle Race)

 

Abongo Geoffrey

 

Prize award UShs 500,000/=

 

 

 

KAMPALA MTN WHEELCHAIR RACE 2016

 

Mr Ocira Richard participates in the 2016     MTN 10KM KAMPALA MARATHON and finishes 2nd Runner up walking away with a Bronze medal and price money of UShs 500,000

 

KAMPALA MTN WHEELCHAIR RACE 2015

 

Members of GWBC have participated in the Annual MTN Kampala 10km Wheelchair Race since 2015 and have been winners in the top three categories. 1st place takes a Gold medal and price money of UShs 1,500,000; 1st Runner up Winners takes a Silver medal and price money of UShs 800,000;

 

Ocira Richard was 1st Runner up and walk away with a Silver medal.

KAMPALA MTN WHEELCHAIR RACE 2015

 

Members of GWBC have participated in the Annual MTN Kampala 10km Wheelchair Race since 2015 and have been winners in the top three categories.

 

 

Okwonga Charles was 2nd Runner up and walk away with a Bronze medal

 

and   price money of UShs 500,000;

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