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Valentine run with nature: The golden gate trail experience

A sight of the golden gate bridge is always a treat to the eyes. Probably the reason why I keep signing up for running events at San Francisco. Most courses take you either on the bridge or close enough for runners to click their selfies and flaunt it on social media. The Golden gate bridge trail was yet another opportunity to get a glimpse of this architect wonder and also run amidst nature.  I started at 6:30 am from Stanford…

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Rahul Agrawal- Flab to Fab

A Logistics Businessman, originally from Indore, Rahul moved to Mumbai in 2001. What with the move, a bulk of his time went in setting up his new business and settling down in the Thane Suburb. The long hours of work, untimely meals leading to poor eating habits as well as total lack of exercise led to a major weight gain. Reality hit badly in 2006 when Rahul woke up to the fact that he had bloated up to 100kg with…

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MRR Race Rating for January 2018

The Skechers Performance MRR Race Rating for January 2018 is out. It is the first rating for this year. Valsad City Half Marathon takes pole position followed by Tata Mumbai Marathon and Vadodara International Marathon in that order. Where TMM dipped severely this year is in the post race (quality of refreshments on offer). Vadodara also suffered on that same count. Perhaps if they can improve upon that factor, then people would rate it higher.

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8th MRR Awards Nite

Mumbai Road Runners organised its 8th Awards Nite in a glittering function held on Saturday, 3rd February, 2018 at Kamal Amrohi Studio, Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road, Mumbai. More than 400 runners took part in this function. The event was co hosted by Bijay Nair and Neelam Vaswani. There were performances from Kamakshi Soni which was a dance performance and guitar performance by Yogesh Namjoshi & co. The winners at various categories were Best Debutant – Female 1) Ishita Advani; 2) Reena…

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Journey of the running legend-Interview with Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson boasts of 55 years of running, having started his journey at the age of 15 in 1962. In 2012, he ran 50 races to celebrate 50 years of running which is covered in the movie ‘A long run’. A desire to find more information about running and racing lead to his career in magazines. He is the founder of the Runner’s world magazine which he sold to Rodale press in 1984.  He also founded the Ujena Swimwear and…

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Run amidst the Redwoods

Huddart Park was known for its scenic trails and magnificent redwoods. It wasn’t very far from Stanford, where I currently resided. Coastal trail runners, known to organize a lot of trail runs, had an event scheduled on January 21st. It was on the same day as the Tata Mumbai Marathon, the big daddy of all the races back in India. My friends back home were obviously running this one and I was missing out on all the fun that occurred…

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