Samruk-Energo employees ran BI Marathon-2018

Race against the background of extreme weather conditions.
10 employees of the Corporate center of JSC "Samruk-Energo" took part in the third international charity BI-marathon, which was held on may 27 in Astana. It was attended by more than 7,000 people from 20 countries.


Representatives of the Samruk-Energo JSC running club who have started training since March 2018. In its formation, a large role was played by the NGO "Local trade Union Samruk-Energo", which provided equipment for marathon runners. Another 4 employees of the energy holding for the first time came to the start and tested their strength.


Participants of the race covered distances of 2, 5, 10, 21 and 42 kilometers in extreme conditions. The weather in the capital this morning was "in all its glory" - the air temperature +2 degrees, wind and drizzling rain tested the spirit and strength of running fans.


Among the "newcomers" - the chief Manager Of the Department" Strategic Planning and Economic Analysis " Zhannur Kalieva, who registered for a distance of 10 kilometers.

"Before the start, there were some doubts about overcoming this distance. But during the race itself, I mentally programmed myself - nothing is impossible, I can overcome the distance. Moreover, it took 2 months of training to prepare for this marathon, " Zhan Nurgaliyev shared his impressions.

The majority of the team of the energoholding running club registered for the distance of 10 kilometers, as well as the vast majority of participants of the BI-marathon as a whole. Two employees of the energy holding, Dauren Sagidulla and Laura Zhupankhan, decided to test their capabilities in the 21 – kilometer race for the first time.


General Manager of the Department "Reorganization and sale of Assets" Laura Supangan to start out with his brother. According to her, the race was easy for her thanks to regular training with colleagues.

"As our coach says, you need to be always ready to run 10 kilometers calmly. It was difficult only with the weather conditions – the wind was blowing in the neck, in the forehead, in the back, my hands froze. It was very cold, but I am happy with my result. I had a goal to run the distance in 2 hours 30 minutes, when I saw that I ran it in 2 hours 12 minutes – I was pleasantly surprised, " said Laura Zhupanhan.



Dauren, one of the initiators of the creation of a running club in JSC "Samruk-Energo" and adherents of a healthy lifestyle, is taking part in a sports event for the third time. Behind him – the Astana marathon 2017 and the Almaty Marathon. This time, the project Manager gave himself a new challenge-to overcome the distance of 21 kilometers.


"I feel like I've overcome something. This is a new stage. Now they will be preparing for a triathlon-1.5 km swimming, 40 km Cycling and 10 km cross-country. Next year I want to make a gift for my 50th birthday, " Dauren Sagidulla shared his plans after the finish.


Together with the Samruk-Energo team, its coach Denis Churin from the Go Sport Travel sports club started. The professional athlete supported the wards on the track with advice.


According to him, this event allowed the team members to test their knowledge of running techniques in practice and take the next steps in overcoming themselves.


Co-organizer of the running club of JSC " Samruk-Energo» Erken Akenev ran 10 kilometers at the BI-marathon. The Director Of the Department "Reorganization and Sale of Assets" noted that the team was preparing for a charity sports event and approached the start with a serious attitude.


"I liked the statements of our employees at the finish line, who thought that" the starts will be difficult, but as it turned out, everything is much easier". As a result, they broke the stereotype in their head, and then in practice they were able to overcome themselves. - Comments on the achievements of colleagues Erken Akenev. - We expect that this running season we will participate as much as possible in such events. In any case, the enthusiasm and fighting spirit that our team shows is on top."

It should be noted that the national team of the running club of JSC "Samruk-Energo" has already participated in two international sports events – the Almaty Marathon and the BI - marathon.


Ahead of our colleagues are training sessions that strengthen strength, will and discipline and a new challenge – the autumn Astana Marathon 2018.

Damir Aidarov

The article uses photos of BI Marathon organizers