Fantastic run today, we started at 5.45 a.m., while it was humid in Bandra, the moment we crossed Mahim the humidity ceased, sun did not peep out today, except for a few moments when we were reaching mahalakshmi race course, probably to see whether runners were still on the road. Pedder road climb and Kemps Corner flyover were a breeze probably due to the intense workouts we do in Aarey and BNP, crossing into Marine Drive we were into a pleasant surprise. Rain gods showered its blessings on the runners in plenty – running in marine drive in the rains was a dream come true. The entire stretch from Wilsons College to NCPA was the best part of today’s run.
MANY THANKS to Jayati for organizing water & bananas at poddar hospital with her friend Amit who also run with us, to Krishna for arranging tempo with water all throughout the route and for tirelessly going up and down with water for the runners and to Sundaresan for arranging water, bananas & glucose biscuits at the finish point. MANY THANKS to Genieve for arranging a video shoot of the runners – that was awesome Gen, you friend was stupendous. YOU GUYS ARE THE REAL HEROES OF TODAY.
We had 36 runners in all, with a four member team (Zico, Amit Joshi, Raj & Sohanlal starting from Goregaon and doing 32 kms in all – super effort), Apurba joining us from Dadar, Sameer from Worli, Ganesh & Mohana running all the way from Sion (magnificient effort that!), Jayati & Amit joining from Poddar Hospital, Khushro Patel from Worli & Sundaresan starting from NCPA and meeting the runners at Poddar Hospital (Grand effort that!).
We had few first timers – Sameer, Manav, Ashok Naidu, Sukesh, Abishai, Jayati, Amit, Arun Prasad – many thanks for joining us – hope you keep coming for group runs and races to be organized in future.
Great leadership from Milton and great support from Giles.
Missed Roshni, Kavin, Mike, Veera, Qureshi, Bharatbhai and his team, among others today.
A few photos are uploaded here