Marathon date: 04th June 2017
Marathon Venue: Balakrishna Bayalu Ranga Mandira, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bengaluru.
Event in brief:
Running is my new passion which is bringing Best out of me nowadays. Post Lamkhaga Pass Expedition – 2017, once i return to Namma Bengaluru i was googling on upcoming Marathons of Namma Bengaluru. I found 2 Marathons scheduled for 1st weekend of June 2017 so thought of registering for RUNADDICTS RAJARAJESHWARI NAGAR 1st ANNUAL RUN on 04th June 2017. Found that registration is closed cos of great response for 1st ANNUAL RUN. Found event organizer contact number on website and called him on 1st June evening. He told registration is full and informed me i can still Run if someone dropout from the event so told me to call on 3rd June 2017 (Saturday) mornings to know the availability of BIB. I called event organizer Mohan on Saturday Mornings around 10:00 AM. He told me to reach BIB collection center before 12:00 PM Noon so he can pass BIB to me and i can attend Marathon which is scheduled on 04th June 2017 at Rajarajeshwari Nagar. Thanks to Mohan Sir for giving me opportunity to participate in RUNADDICTS RAJARAJESHWARI NAGAR 1st ANNUAL RUN.
RUNADDICTS RAJARAJESHWARI NAGAR 1st ANNUAL RUN is organised by Runaddicts Club, Rajarajeshwarinagar and it was small group of Runners now becoming famous day by day. Event commenced at 6:00 AM with inauguration and some warm-up events at venue. 10K Marathon and 5K Fun Run/Walk were only 2 categories at RUNADDICTS RAJARAJESHWARI NAGAR 1st ANNUAL RUN. My category was 10K which is flagged off at 6:15 AM. Participants were large in number and nearly 1000 people participated in all 2 categories.
My Experience: It was surprising 10K Run for me cos without practice just after High Altitude & Long Himalayan Trek experience. Initially i ran with comfort but after 1 Kms. feel little tired and walked little bit between every half Kms. till 5 Kms. After 5 Kms., I was adjusted for Running then i ran till Finish Line without tiredness. It was around 7:30 AM when i finished My 3rd 10K Marathon experience and i was very happy cos i did better than last 2 outings and finished with timing of 1 Hour, 04 Minutes & 31 Seconds. Collected my Medal at counter along with other participants. Met Anthony George 2nd time in the year. Last time we met at My 1st 10K Marathon – Mindtree The RRRun and clicked some memorable pics with him
Had breakfast and left for house at 8:30 AM. Reached home around 9:00 AM rest is History!
Running distance covered as per Strava: 10 Kms.
Finishing time as per Strava App: 1:04:31
Running route map as per Strava:
Terrain: Moderate to Difficult around Rajarajeshwarinagar, Bengaluru.
My 3rd 10K Marathon of the year 2017. This Run was under prepared and decided to ran previous day only post Himalayan Trek. This 10K was accomplished under 65 minutes, better than previous 2 outings : )