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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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Friday, January 23, 2009

Half way through my 12 in 12 @50

The Mumbai marathon on 18th January was the 6th full marathon in my series of 12 marathons in 12 months - a goal I set my self sometime in May 2008. Here's a summary of the runs so far:
  1. Hyderabad marathon : 16th August 2008 : 4 hours 4 minutes
  2. RFL Kanakpura road run : 21st September 2008 : 4 hours 29 minutes
  3. Kaveri Trail marathon : 19th October 2008 : 4 hours 42 minutes 19 seconds
  4. Bangalore Ultra marathon : 16th November 2008 : 5 hours 51 minutes 21 seconds
  5. RFL Bellandur Run: 14th December 2008 : 4 hours 29 minutes
  6. Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon: 18th January 2009 : 4 hours 13 minutes 16 seconds

My target was to complete all the runs below 5 hours and do as many as possible below 4:30. So I am quite pleased with the way things have gone so far. Except for KTM I finished quite strongly in all the other runs. The next run in Auroville on 15th February should also be reasonably comfortable. After that it will get much tougher. There are no marathon events till August so I will have to run as part of RFL runs and the weather will be warm. So the last 5 marathons will be quite challenging to complete and keep under 5 hours!

With the RFL calendar for 2009 in place it looks like if I get through completing 12 marathons in 12 months by July 2009 then I have the opportunity to continue doing a marathon a month till the Auroville marathon in February 2010. The following events are scheduled for the 2H of 2009:

1. 30th August : Hyderabad Marathon

2. 13th September : Kaveri Trail Marathon

3. 15th November : Bangalore Ultra Marathon