Category: Running

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Pune Running – 10K in 50 Mins

Pune Running launches the 10K in 50 K Program. The objective is to get Runners to the Next Level. This program will be anchored by Hitendra Choudhary one of the fastest runners in Pune Running. He has the best time of 10K in 42 Mins. This program is not for...

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Striding in the right direction with Praful Uchil

Sportsjoy’s Reena Narula had an early morning chat with Praful Uchil, founder of STRIDERS, the largest running group in Mumbai For someone who gets hundreds of runners hitting the pavement every morning, Praful comes across as a quiet, down to earth person. I almost ran past him on an early...

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Don’t Worry about Dying, Worry about Not Living

I have always been a fitness enthusiast. As a child I would go for bharatnatyam classes. I played throwball in school and college and I used to swim regularly. When I was pregnant with my first child, I was diagnosed with borderline gestational diabetes (high sugar levels in pregnancy). Since...

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Enthusiasm beats Age – Suresh Patil’s Story

Suresh Patil writes about his tryst with sports at an advanced age when most people would be skeptical about getting into any kind of activities. Very inspiring indeed. Late Bloomer In 2013 I turned 53. That was the year when I started cycling. Things are never easy for a late...

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Trekker, Runner and much more – Manjiri Latey

Hello, Superwoman She has been trekking for 28+ years. She has been running for more than 10 years now. She communicates with animals and nature. She has successfully completed a solo expedition in the Welsh mountain range. She is Manjiri Latey our very own Punekar, one with boundless energy and...

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Big Sur International Marathon 2015 – Atul Godbole

Atul Godbole recounts his experience at the Big Sur International Marathon 2015 Big Sur Big Sur Marathon is one of the most popular marathons in the United States of America. A 42km run by the Pacific Coast, snaking through hills along Caifornia’s Highway 1 is an experience of a lifetime....

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Kundalika River Marathon – 5th March 2016

Evening Run by the River! Kundalika is a beautiful river that originates in Tamhini ghat and runs into the Konkan region. You will run alongside the runner on an up and down route. Kundalika River Marathon is one of India’s most popular and scenic evening marathons. It offers a combination...

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Part II – 6 Questions Answered for a Beginner Runner

Last week we discussed 11 fundamental questions of a non-runner. This week I will address questions at the top of a beginner runner’s mind. Question 1 – Will running help me reduce weight? Broad answer is ‘Yes’. Running is an aerobic activity which helps burn fat and improve metabolism which...

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Part I – 11 Fundamental Questions answered for every Non-Runner

Non-runners are generally very appreciative and respectful of runners. They hold them in high regard and are quick to praise them. They show genuine interest in discussions about running. Strangely enough, they never seem to start running themselves. I wondered why. Why would people acknowledge the benefit of something and...