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Elango Shanmugam

“I still don’t believe that I finished “Jawathu Ultra 75 km”. I was not a professional runner or athlete or sports person till 2013. My first ever running event was 2013 TCWM (Wipro Chennai Marathon) – Half Marathon.  I practised only for events without prior experience or formal training. Even Read more…

Balaji Thulasiraman

“I started running marathons since May 2014. I had done some Half marathons, Full marathons and one 50k in an unorganized way and with my own plans. My goal has been to complete a full marathon in sub 4 hrs. I had missed narrowly in three consecutive marathons. I had an opportunity Read more…

What keeps you going?

It was on 16-Apr-2016, on the final week campaign run on road safety “Be Safe! Be there to Save!” by Sahaya LRTS “What keeps you going?” I asked my 15 year old son (Aditya Kannan) after he ran about 29 km (on his way to complete a full marathon distance 42.2 km). I Read more…

Comrades 2016 – Race Report

my Comrades 2015 Up run race report here… The slogan for this year (91st Comrades) was “Izokuthoba” which means “It will humble you” I’m the happiest runner for finishing the Comrades Marathon back-to-back Up (31-May-2015) and Down (29-May-2016) runs.  2016 Comrades had total Qualified: 18 597 / Started: 16 807 / Finished: 14 431 (source) It was Read more…

Wipro Chennai Marathon 5 hr pacing

The Wipro Chennai Marathon: 5-hr pacing experience & post race report 31-Jan-2016 was a memorable day for me for two reasons.  First, this was my 10th officially timed Full Marathon  and second, this was my second consecutive year of pacing The Wipro Chennai Marathon.   I was skeptical about the fact that 2 weeks before I ran Read more…