Being the Berlin Legend

A marathon in a city like Berlin cannot be anything but “legendary” – Yes, that’s the theme of the event and the organisers did some brilliant promotions to reinforce. Check this promotional video, The event holds a special place among runners for being the ‘fastest course.’ Suresh Seshadri, a participant in this year’s edition, wrote anContinue reading “Being the Berlin Legend”

Coimbatore Randonneurs

Talk about France and cycling, the first thoughts that comes to one’s mind is the prestigious Tour de France. Equally popular though is the Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) Randonneur event, which unlike the Tour de France, is open to amateurs across the world. Started in 1891, older than Tour de France, the next edition of the quadrennial event isContinue reading “Coimbatore Randonneurs”

Run the Marathon of your Life

Emil Zatopek is often credited to have said, “If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.” Andrew Johnston, a business faculty member, explains in a popular TEDx talk on how he taught his students the fundamentals of Business by making them train and runContinue reading “Run the Marathon of your Life”

Humans of Marathon – Raja Marthandan

Running has introduced me to myriads of people, to whom I would remain forever indebted for the treasures of wisdom that they parted with me, in thought, word and deed. One such person was Raja Marthandan, who at the first sight wasn’t someone I would have looked up to. In 2010, I was volunteering forContinue reading “Humans of Marathon – Raja Marthandan”

Tour of Tamil Nadu – 2018

After riding in the 2010 (first edition of the tour), 2015 and 2017 editions of the tour, I registered for the 2018 edition of the Tour themed “Waterfalls”. My personal experience can be summed up the image below! In addition to riding in the tour, I also ventured to write about the tour for TheContinue reading “Tour of Tamil Nadu – 2018”

Mind your running Ps and Qs

What makes a good running event? Is it the organisers and the arrangements? The city? The objective or the cause for which the event is conducted? All these certainly contribute a long way in enhancing the quality of a running event. Ultimately, it is all about the runners. It is the runners who can make orContinue reading “Mind your running Ps and Qs”

Crash Course to 5K

An interesting information that I came across recently was that of the first lady to go across the world in a bicycle learning to ride it only two weeks before the trip. As apocryphal as it may sound, I refused to verify the authenticity for I loved the sheer audaciousness that the story carried with it.Continue reading “Crash Course to 5K”

Running for 100 days

Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out. – widely attributed to Anton Chekov Sports persons are often unfairly judged on what they do for few minutes on the event day, ignoring the hours of drudgery of their routine training that consumes most of their lives. In longContinue reading “Running for 100 days”