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Chitra Nitin Nadkarni

If you are running in Bandra in the morning, chances are you will run into a woman who sports long hair and runs very hard. Chitra Nitin Nadkarni’s return to running – she was a sprinter in her youth days – has given her due rewards. She finished among the top three in her age category in Goa and Hyderabad half marathons. Encouraged by her husband and daughter, Chitra ran her first half marathon in her 50th year. She shares…

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Ultra-Marathon Man

Just finished reading “Ultra Marathon Man – Confessions of an All-Night Runner” by Dean Karnazes – an absorbing and overwhelming story of his early athletic prowess, loss of his sister to accident, his subsequent forays away from running for 15 years and rediscovery of running to running ultra marathons to running crazy distances and impossible feats like running the south pole marathon, running 199 miles non stop etc. His heroic attempt at running the Western States 100 miler and succeeding…

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Sunil and Sangeeta Shetty

Sunil and Sangeeta Shetty became the first Indian couple to run 100kms together and they achieved it with some style _ bagging a podium each.Sunil, 51, finished second in the senior category while clocking 13 hours and 37 minutes, Sangeeta recorded 16 hours and 47 minutes to emerge top in her senior category. She, in fact, was the only woman to finish 100kms in all category. Though Sangeeta took more hours on that glorious November day, she will hold bragging…

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Venues for a 10k Tempo run

We would like to ask the runners where they would like to hold the 10K tempo runs that we have been organising every 3rd sunday of every month. 10Ks can be moved around so we would like to ask you to choose your venues for the next 6 months from the below list. In case you want add venues, please do so, but you have to provide logistics support, route map etc. for that venue. [yop_poll id=”3″]

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MRR 2013 Tee Logo Polls

We  received four Tee Designs by members of the Mumbai Road Runners group. The designs received ranged from elegant to mind blowing. After much discussions with amongst us, we decided that since this is an initiative for all the members, the only logical solution would be to ask the members of the group to vote for their choice. Would request each and everyone of you to spend a few of your precious minutes going through the options below. The photos…

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Pune Running

Very well organised event. If Satara had space limitations at the finish point – Here the ground was too big. One had actually look for – where do you get finisher’s Trophy. There should have been better arrangement to handover refreshments – to hold Banana/Sandwich/Frooti/Trophy – made one’s task difficult!! not complaining – just feed back. I wish next year Police give better support and traffic is stopped fully. Also please decide date – when no other events are there…

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A run like no other !!!! Our first Satara Hill Marathon !!

The arrival into a dusty State Transport depot heralded our arrival. From Powai in Mumbai, we Go-Go Gators, a team of TCS employees, were in search of Powai Naka in the city of Satara. A quick shower and bib collection, we went for the route inspection. The route started from the base of the hills of Satara and as we traveled higher and higher, and saw the distance markings on the road, our hearts sank deeper and deeper. Though we…

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Marathon Man by Bill Rodgers

It is a very enchanting and enthralling book with a throbbing narrative in collaboration with Mathew Shepatin. Basically it is an account of his early life and his Boston marathon experience of 1975. The narrative is very interesting in the sense that each chapter starts with his Boston 1975 progress during the race and the later part of the chapter devotes to flashback to his early life as a college student, running with Amby Burfoot who is his original inspiration,…

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Eastern Express Highway Half Marathon – Clean & Smooth

When Mumbai Road Runners suggested an alternative half marathon route in the Mumbai suburbs, all i could think of was my regular running route in the Eastern Express Highway stretching from Mulund all the way to Ghatkopar. It was a lonely stretch of straight, flat route with greenery on one side. I knew the Eastern Express Highway was the best track to hold a half marathon in an alternative to the Bandra-NCPA stretch, which was legendary for its temple, churches…

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