Six weeks after Auroville marathon 2011 and after my first 25K+ run since that event this morning, I decided it is hightime to post the detailed report that I have been doing usually after an event. This was the fourth edition of the event and my 3rd year of participation. I enjoyed the run, the trail, the volunteer support and overall ambience thoroughly and completed in 4:12 - my best ever finish in a trail marathon. Following is my timings in all the five trail marathons that I have run:
- Kaveri Trail Marathon 2008 4:42:19
- Auroville Marathon 2009 4:23:25
- Auroville Marathon 2010 4:36
- Kaveri Trail Marathon 2010 4:32
- Auroville Marathon 2011 4:12
The experience was even more enjoyable as this was the first time that my brothers and I participated in a long distance(>10Km) event together. Both Chandru and Mahesh ran the HM. This was also the first 10Km completion for my cousin Raji and my wife Asha - who mostly walked the distance without registering and without any preparation whatsoever.
|With Mahesh and Chandru|