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Aarey Forest Run 2017- Race Day information.

The race is nearing and excitement increasing…. This is a hilly route with steep inclines and is tough and challenging at the same time, so be prepared, plan well and enjoy the race….   Let’s have a look at the route and some race info you should know! Assembly Time: 5:30-6:15am How to reach: From Powai: Stop at the entrance to the Guest House gate, volunteers will guide you. It is approx. 1 km to start point. https://www.google.co.in/maps/dir//19.1448052,72.8773752/@19.1450149,72.8768468,20z From WE…

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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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Ashok Someshwar

    How did your initiation into running happen? And when? I was always interested in outdoor sports, but could not follow any sports early in life due to family finances and consequently the focus being only education. I grew up in a modest one room tenement in the housing board colony of Tilak Nagar, Chembur. However whenever schools used to shut for vacations,   I along with my building boys used to run a couple of kilometres early morning. Later…

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Khushru Patel

How did your initiation into running happen? And when?                                                 When I was 47 years old a friend’s son brought me a form for a race which was to happen within 10 days.  The distance was 10 Kmts.   He made me sign the form and he got me my race bib etc.  I came 10th in that veteran race and the prize money I got was Rs.100/-.  This is what gave me the incentive to get into serious running.  All this…

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Dr. Nipa Diwanji Sheth

Time to say good bye to our beloved Runner, Dentist and excellent Dancer. Sadly this was her last MRR run with us as a runner and volunteer. She’s headed back to the States and we wish her all the best. So here’s to Nipa! 1. How did your initiation into running happen? And when? I started to run in 2004 following the birth of my first child, a daughter. While I was in California, I was the President of a non profit…

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Giles Drego

May, typically an offseason period for all us runners. The heat and humidity in Mumbai is what most of us describe as killing. Most of us get into maintenance mode and run minimal distances just to keep our fitness levels in check. However there are some runners who look upon this month as a challenge. They throw aside all reasoning and log phenomenal mileages. Well, 512.23kms to be precise. Meet Giles Drego, a runner and coach who needs no introduction.…

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Mumbai Monsoon R&L Half Marathon-2015

Held on: 28, June 2015 Location: Aarey, Goregaon East Race Categories: 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Toilet Facilities: Only at Start and Finish Rating Sample Size: 30 Women Friendly: 60% voted women friendly, 30% voted neutral and 10% voted Unruly crowd. Races in Aarey are not easy, the hilly terrain makes the overall route tough. Also the fact that a Half Marathon entails doing two loops of the same hills makes the event tougher. This year the absence of any…

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