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2017 Target Events

  • 15th Jan - Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon - 3:49:54
  • 12th Feb - Auroville Marathon HM - 1:46:28
  • 29th April - Western Pacific Marathon
  • 15th October - Bangalore marathon - tentative

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Taking stock of 12 in 12 @ 50..

With 4 months gone by since my decision to do a marathon a month for 12 months it is time to take stock. Last year I did 3 marathons in 3 months : Richmond marathon, 1st Bangalore Ultra and Mumbai marathon on Nov 2007, December 2007 and January 2008 respectively. I have anow gone beyond that by doing 4 marathons in 4 months as follows:

16th August 2008 Hyderabad Marathon 4 hours 6 Minutes
21st September 2008 RFL Kanakpura road run 4 hours 29 Minutes
19th October 2008 Kaveri Trail Marathon 4 hours 51 Minutes
16th November 2008 2nd Bangalore Ultra (50Km) 5 hours 51 Minutes

It looks like the Crossover organised Bangalore midnight marathon is going to happen on 13th December - I am actually looking forward to this event as there is no other event in December. Though I fail to comprehend the fact that with just about 3 weeks to go for a Full marathon no formal announcement has been made yet. So the next 3 runs are likely to be the following:

13th/14th December 2008 Bangalore Midnight Marathon
18th January 2009 Mumbai Marathon
15th February 2009 Auroville Marathon

After that, with the Running season in India practically over, it is going to get really tough to do the remaining five runs. All or most of them are likely to be RFL runs with a few RFL runners joining in. Anyway, its still some ways to get there. I will take it a month at a time and focus on doing a sub 5 hr Midnight marathon. As one is not used to running at night or even in the evening running from midnight through 5 am was quite tough last year(May 2007).