This was their inaugural marathon. And it didn’t appear they had hired any external event organizers. Meaning, the police force managed the whole event themselves! Commendable work, considering it was their first event! What with over 15000 runners participating from many countries and 1000’s of their own colleagues from police force from various places in … Continue reading Maharashtra Police International Marathon – 2020. A recap.
To be honest, I hadn't thought of doing the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon (AAM) 2019, on 24th Nov, until a few of my running buddies said they were going. The running schedule in Mumbai for me this year was quite tight. We had the WNC Navy Half Marathon just a week back (17th Nov), and running … Continue reading Adani Ahmedabad Marathon 2019 – a race report from a first timer (at Adani!)
Getting up at 2 am is never fun! That too after having had a long evening the day before taking kids to the garba dance performances, and then a late night dinner with friends, that too outside of city boundaries since the city municipal corporation says you need to close restaurants by 11 pm! Anyways, … Continue reading The inaugural edition of Tarblazer 42.2! A race review…
This would be my first attempt at the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon. In fact, this is my first marathon run ever outside Mumbai, barring the Comrades event in South Africa, earlier this year! Company of friends, flat course and a promise of better - read, drier and cooler - weather than Mumbai made me take the … Continue reading Adani Ahmedabad Marathon 2019
A superbly organized by the BNP Green Runners club! The arrangements were fabulous, the supporters energetic and enthusiastic and the atmosphere electric! One of the best running events in Mumbai!
It’s been exactly a month today since I ran the race of my life – the Comrades Marathon 2019, Up run, and just about the right time to reminisce about the life-changing experience. I started running recreationally to lose weight…a sedentary IT job had taken my weight to 78kgs in 2005. And the hectic schedule … Continue reading Comrades 2019 – the race of my life!
Small joys of a running lifestyle. Dinner with legs dipped in ice water! A friend once told me once - There are two things you will find always in a runner's house - bananas, and lots of ice! I didn't appreciate the need to have copious amounts of ice at home until the mileage for … Continue reading Icing for tired legs – to douse the fire of mileage!
The 70km overnight run in Lonavala! On 5th May with the Striders buddies! Being slow to the point of embarrassment is now a hallmark of my marathon journey. But my endurance is good, and I will keep pounding the pavement for 20 more kms in a month's time!
10 things you should about the Tata Ultra Marathon, held annually in February, in the hills surrounding Lonavala: 1) This is probably the most scenic race route I have seen! Beautiful views everywhere. Since the run starts at 2:30 AM, you will experience the sunrise over the hills and sleepy villages, just waking up, during … Continue reading TATA Ultra Marathon 2019, Lonavala – 50 kms of joy! A race review
2018 is the first year when I started formal coaching with Road Burners (under coach Dan and coach Melwyn) for running, and the first full year of taking running seriously. Running has been a cornerstone of my fitness journey for several years now, and it is only right to look back, reflect and raise a … Continue reading 2018 – my year of running. A retrospective.