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More than the Runners’ high-The Zendurance Nashik Spirit run experience

The prospect of running amidst the vineyards was too tempting to resist especially when it was just a 4 hour drive from Mumbai. This was despite the fact we had just finished a half marathon the previous Sunday at the exuberant Vasai Virar Mayors Marathon. We had first heard about the Zendurance Nashik Spirit run in October post our monthly meet with the Mumbai Road runners (MRR). Runners could register either for the 21k, 10.5 k or 5 k and…

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A family that runs together-The Vasai Virar Mayor’s Marathon experience

When you have the roads washed for you the day before, volunteers who wake up wee hours of the morning to hand over the necessary refreshments at regular intervals; the village folk sacrificing their Sunday morning sleep to cheer for you, then you have no reason to complain even when the weather Gods are not exactly at their best. Despite light showers the day before, Sunday, November 22nd-the day of the Vasai Virar Mayors’ Marathon, still exhibited some humidity in…

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On Cloud 9-9 km 9 days 9 colours- My Navran Experience

Its been 28 days since I completed Navran-where we runners ran 9 km for those 9 days during navratri wearing 9 different colours. Reminiscing the journey of running 81 km in 9 days while gearing up for the upcoming marathon season the commences from Nov 22nd. 81 km in 9 days?? That sounded like running an ultra-marathon only difference being that this distance was spread over a generous 9 days. What was I thinking when I accepted this challenge by…

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Perks of running marathons no one told you about by Dr. Vandana Rajesh

PERKS OF RUNNING MARATHONS NO ONE TOLD YOU ABOUT I started training for running half marathons in 2011, mostly due to lack of challenges in life- which any crazy type A mum of crazier two year old type A twins (I’m sure about this one!) would understand!! My existence had gone from being a fulfilled medical professional to a 24 hour dairy farm and a sleep deprived nut farm! And the benefits of pounding the streets at 5 AM to…

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Run Mumbai Run – article in Mid-Day

Article in Mid-Day dated 27th October, 2015 by Dipanjan Sinha http://www.mid-day.com/articles/health-social-media-savvy-mumbaikars-run-together/16635183 A long-distance run was once a solitary activity; lonesome silhouettes would rhythmically jog through roads before the crack of dawn with little company or cheering. But now, with social media and the increased popularity of hitting the tarmac, the Mumbai runner is no longer flying solo in his/her achievements to cover that extra mile or to improve timings. – See more at: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/health-social-media-savvy-mumbaikars-run-together. New-age running apps like Runkeeper and…

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Mumbai Runners (monthly) Ritual by Shyam Sunder

Shyam Sunder shares his MRR – Bandra to NCPA experience……… Three years ago, when Swami of IRIS introduced me to MRR and Bandra-NCPA run, I didn’t realise that it was going to be an integral part of my training schedule. Initially, I did only a couple of these runs every year, but over the period I have found that there is some kind of magic that attracts runners like me from Navi Mumbai to come all the way to Bandra…

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MRR’s mascot Kani

Report in Mid-Day of 20th September, 2015 about MRR mascot dog Kani. http://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mid-day.com%2Farticles%2Fmumbai-dairy-sunday-shorts%2F16546191&ei=4cXSfCVi&lc=en-IN&s=1&m=89&ts=1442715968&sig=APONPFm4-ZL2ypViIh1SQdTd0AGlBfOgsQ Kani, the road runner IF you’re a runner with the Mumbai Road Runners, you’d know that no race is complete without Kani, the endearing mongrel, who happily dashes the entire stretch of 19 km from Bandra to NCPA, Nariman Point, with them. Kani, who lost his eyesight in 2013 after being attacked by strays, doesn’t let that come in the way of his love for running.

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Anchal Mundkur

She’s the PYT with the SUV. Besides being a consistent runner over the years, Anchal also volunteers regularly on our Bandra NCPA runs. Those who know her would say that she runs hard and parties harder. MRR caught up with Anchal to get a brief insight into her running world. 1. How did your initiation into running happen? And when? About 4 years ago, I would see these super fit people running at all times of the day, in the streets and…

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BNP Endurathon-2015

Held on: 18, July 2015 Location: Borivali National Park, Borivali East Race Categories: 12.5K and 25k Toilet Facilities: At frequent Intervals Rating Sample Size: 225+ Women Friendly: 69% voted women friendly, 29% voted neutral The BNP Endurathon terrain has been rated as tough. The 25km race involves doing the same loop twice. This year the absence of any rains ensured a higher suffer score. Even some experienced runners and pacers failed in meeting their target time. The scenic route winds from the beginning of the Borivali National…

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Should you run when you are sick?

We runners hate missing our workouts. More often than not we try to make-up a missed workout or do the next run even harder. However there are days when we fall sick. This brings up a lot of questions.  Should I still train or attempt that race? Will I lose my fitness if I don’t run? Should I take some medication and continue with my run? In many cases a serious runner would think of more reasons to run than not…

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