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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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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Overdue post on the 10th marathon

It is over 3 weeks since I completed my 10th Full Marathon in 10 months at the RFL run in EGL – it has been quite challenging to make the time to write about in detail. I along with Rishikesh and Vasu managed to complete the run in 4 hours 29 minutes aided by wonderful support from Nari , Amrita and Gopal in the form of a mobile aid station. Considering the warm conditions it was a very satisfying performance. It was really great that six others (the above and the doc turned up early morning and we were able to start the run around 5:25am.

In the first loop during which I ran mostly with doc we did 6.1K instead of 5K - the idea was to then do 3 more loops with other RFL runners. Since we started about 10 minutes later than planned we met the RFL runners when we were about 1.5K from the start point. At this point Udaya Kumar joined me in the run. Met a lot of familiar runners in the out and back second and third loops. Also made friends with Ravi from Domlur during the course of the second loop. Was able to complete 32K in about 3 hours 10 minutes. Due to the high demand for water and some oversight on the part of RFL support staff there was no water at the water station in the starting point and I had to get some water from my car. At this point everyone else except myself, Rishi and Vasu dropped out. Rishi and I started the 4rth loop together and in a few minutes Vasu caught up with us. Both of them are very strong runners and helped me keep a steady pace. With Amrita, Nari and Gopal driving through the route supplying water, lemonade and Gatorade at various points on the course the 4rth loop turned out to be a bit easier than I had anticipated. All three of us managed to finished just under 4:30 without pushing ourselves too much. Due to some misunderstanding, no RFL support staff was around when we completed. We hung around for a few minutes and then headed out to New Shanthisagar in Domlur a pretty satisfied lot!