Christchurch Runner in Commonwealth Trail race


Vajin Armstrong, of Christchurch Sri Chinmoy Centre, finished 8th in the Commonwealth 55Km trail race championship held in Llandudno, Wales. He finished the 55KM race in a time of 03:43:13.vajin

Aged 31, Vajin works as a manager of a Gandharva Loka music store. But, in his spare time he is able to train for marathons and ultra distance races. Previously Vajin won his first 47 mile ultra race in a time of 5 hours 27 minutes. In 2010 he finished 1st in New Zealand’s Kepler Challenge (60km trail race) .

Vajin wrote of his experience racing in the Commonwealth ultra races.

“It has been a inspiring and uplifting experience, and a true demonstration of the power of sport to bring people together in a spirit of oneness and understanding. Spending time surrounded by fellow athletes who all share your love of the mountains and are all aspiring to transcend themselves was a wonderful experience.”


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