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Running with the alter ego

  The rains had finally arrived and lashed the city with great fury. The waves crashing on the rocks was a mesmerising sight. It was a misty morning and I was out on my long run. The past few days had been stressful and I felt that a good run would be the best cure to all the troubles. The roads appeared desolated as the dark grey clouds hovered above. I could barely sight a soul. Splash splash I went,…

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MRR- Bonhomie at its Best

I think I first connected with MRR (Mumbai Road Runners) on Facebook when I was planning to do my very first 10k in 2012. I had registered for the Pinkathon that year. Unfortunately, I ended up skipping it due to a Family Emergency. Anyways, along with some other Runner Groups, MRR soon became my Go to place for every little Running query. Initially I had the Fly on the Wall approach simply skimming through the posts, garnering knowledge and trying…

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Volunteer: Noun Altruistic activity where an individual provides services, In Hindi – Sevak: Not that Pradhan Sevak :)

My first volunteering stint with MRR was way back, on 7th June 2015.  Incidentally it was also a Farewell run for Andrea Stadler. Though I had joined MRR fb group in Sept 2013, my involvement was limited only to reading posts and questions posted by fellow runners & answers to these questions given by experts in group. I used to always wonder how these guys run 21km for practice and that too every month, as till that time I used to participate in only 1 race (SCMM)…

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Bandra NCPA runs – memories so vivid that its hardly nostalgic!!

I started to run in May 2012. I had no intentions to run a race and this changed in two months when I ran my first Bandra-NCPA run with MRR. It was the July edition and July 2012 was the second anniversary. A background first. Bandra NCPA run as it was previously called, was a 19k run from Otters club to NCPA. The route chalked out by the stalwarts of running like Milton Frank, Giles Drego and Ram Venkatraman did…

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MRR welcoming runners with open arms and strengthens the camaraderie between them

It was a sultry April morning in 2015 when my husband and I landed up at Otters club for our first MRR (Mumbai Road runners) run. As we got out of the car, we looked around at the jovial faces feeling initially quite at sea. We then noticed a cheerful faced person walking up to us and introducing himself as Samuel Chettiar who instantly made us feel at home. I remember the weather being excessively warm considering it was the…

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Happy global runners day

  A run a day Keeps the blues at bay, That rush of the adrenaline, Gives the high of a tonic and Gin. Sunshine or rainfall Runners have a ball. Wearing a smile on their lips With their attire so hip. Long runs or a short mile Makes that ‘me-time’ really worthwhile. What a wonderful way To keep us happy and gay. A workout so incomparable Feels like a magical fable. An experience that is life altering Enriching yet so…

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GLUTE CAVEAT IN RUNNING .

Running injuries -THE GLUTE CAVEAT . Physiology first . 3/6/2017. Be strong at the weakest place is known . Why not be strongest at a strong place ?? From a Palaeolithic hunter gatherer millions of years ago to a lifestyle with plenty of sitting hours has affected running in most of the recreational runners . All know about this new smoking . Why ? Gluteus muscles are the most pennated muscle with greatest surface area and mass . The multiple…

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Runner speaks by Rodman D’ Souza

By Rodman D’Souza Ajay M.Gupta Running – a part of me… Having started my career with one of the big four consulting firms, I was enjoying life but never had the time to go beyond my field of academics and technical knowledge. My world was constrained only to becoming a good professional until 2014. When I switched my job, I had some time to pursue other things as well beyond office. Being a person who gets bored easily and does…

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What’s your running story?- by Rodman D’Souza

Article by Rodman D’Souza What’s your story? What’s your running story? Why do you run? How did you start running? How can you wake up at such ungodly hours just to run a couple of miles? How can you run so much? How can you pay so much just to run a race for a silly medal and some snacks? These are few but familiar questions that a runner constantly faces. Truth be told, we really don’t know the answers…

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