Sikhs In The City

Running club for all

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Few Words About Us

The club was formed over 10 years ago by five individuals aged between 79 and 88 in the Golden Oldies team which ran the Edinburgh Marathon relay in 2009. The SITC running group are a now a well-established team based in East London, running marathons across the world with interfaith groups and raising money for Fauja Singh's charities.

The Name

Sikhs In The City (SITC) is the successor name of the North East London road running club with an international reach. SITC was formerly known as ‘Team Fauja’.

The Founders

Fauja Singh from East London, Ajit Singh from Huddersfield passed away, Karnataka Singh from Ilford, Amrik Singh from Glasgow and Gurbaksh Singh from Gravesend


Organised and led by the Golden Oldies group who were exceedingly enthusiastic about their training, who meet early (before 7:00am) every Sunday morning whatever the weather to train for long distance runs.

SITC Dawn To Dusk Ultra

The Event is a multiple lap comprising three distances (Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Ultra Marathon 50km plus) all starting at Sunrise and finishing by Sunset. There is also a 10km race that happens on the same day. Each lap is officially measured at 2.014k and is registered as the Fauja Singh Training Course. There is a feeding station at the start/finish of each lap.

2018 D2D Results

D2D course records

For the Ultra, Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10k


To receive the Ultra Marathon medal the participants will have to complete 25 or more laps (minimum 50k)

Nathan Montague

The record held at 48 lap
Total distance 96.672 km
Time 7h56:05
Achieved in 2013

Helen James

The record held at 38 lap
Total distance 76.532 km
Time 7h47:56
Achieved in 2015


To receive the Marathon medal the participants will have to complete 21 laps (Total distance of 42k)

Jay MacDonald

The record time completed at 3h04:05
Achieved in 2018

Julie Holloway

The record time completed at 3h38:50
Achieved in 2015

Half Marathon

To receive the Half Marathon medal the participants will have to complete 11 laps (Total distance of 22k)

Paul Quinton

The record time completed at 1h23:50
Achieved in 2015

Mandy Bansal

The record time completed at 1h59:20
Achieved in 2014


To receive the 10k medal the participants will have to complete 5 laps

Joe Watts

The record time completed at 39m:49.0
Achieved in 2018

Sharon Wright

The record time completed at 43m:55.0
Achieved in 2016

Archive Gallery

A collection of photos from past club runs



Our meeting point for training & races is at the junction of Roding Lane South & Woodford Bridge Road opposite the PDSA centre, nearest postcode for SatNav IG4 5PS, every Sunday morning 6.00am - 9.00am (Please note: no changing facilities or WC, bring your own water/drinks)

Sikhs In The City - 47 Wellesley Road Ilford Essex IG1 4JX

07958 946 868