'Do not attempt a record. Just finish the race.' I heard one of the organizers say at the pre-run briefing of the Baikal Ice Marathon. It was Nikolai, translating in English all the instructions and details that Alexie, the race director spoke in Russian. Since, the English translations were brief and intermittent, I held this … Continue reading Baikal Ice Marathon
Mumbai, 2020 "How is Mumbai's course?" he asked. "I don't know, but not the fastest for sure'' I said. This isn't a kind of question that concerns me. But being asked I began thinking of it from a recreational runner's perspective. I haven't quite thought of marathon courses that way. The seconds haven't mattered. Maybe, … Continue reading Chasing the Fast Pack: Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020
TMM 2019 Mumbai Marathon this year felt faster while the finish time was more than last year’s run. This is how runs go. One hopes, prepares and then variables beyond one’s control take over. All that variation and uncertainty is fine as long as one doesn’t expect. However, as much as running is about experience, … Continue reading Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019
Gebrselassie and Bekele’s country.. OFCOURSE premier’s term is also a marathon. And how does one forget that gorgeous ace runner Tirunesh.
When spirit doesn’t, geography does. Either way we are destroyed. Clocking good time in the process, is all what we got! Enviable, how these skyrunners commit themselves and endure these trails.
Where in the world do they understand accomplishment as something other than a medal? Auroville Marathon ofcourse !
Registration stats at Auroville Marathon. Handwritten! Adorable folks these are.