Archive for June, 2009
The Sunfeast Bangalore 10k run was a great way to showcase the spirit of the city.. Was planning on running and better my timing from last time. With little bit of preparation
Having gone to collect the Bib(running number), i must say it was a very well arranged. In fact it took more time for me to get a sandwich than to collect my running kit
Race day.. pumped up and charged we hit the ground running.. just seeing the sheer amount of people gathered in the stadium for participation was a spectacle by itself.. The race started off well.. The initial 2-3 kms there was a lot of crowding.. but by the time we hit the half mark it was more or less just the serious contender.. It was absolutely great the kind of cheering and encouragement we received from the public.. especially the bunch of kids wearing their Muslim caps with their hands out and shouting “doud re..daud re” definitely helped
The second half was more enjoyable.. once in the rhythm.. you feel you can just go on and on.. and finally when i saw the 9kms mark the feeling that you have almost made it crept it.. the last 100mts or so was a sprint.. and then we hit the finish line..
It was a great feeling.. when you get to experience the Runner’s high..words wouldn’t do justice.. you have to experience it for yourself.
Destination next.. kaveri trail half marathon in Nov, supposedly by the river and people who have done it swear by the route.. and on the bucket list is to do a Full Marathon.. for now its just a bit a walking
Just got to know that I was among the top 1500 runner to finish, so nike give me a T My only achievement in sports and athletics all my life