GR Bhati Lakes Ultramarathon 2013

The legend continues... My kingdom as I always call this Martian land, it has always been a relishing experience being out there in the wilderness with old friends and new, and expressing the gratitude towards the demon that lay silently behind the bushes waiting for the magical race to flag off at this time of [...]

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Gurgaon 24-hour Ultramarathon

A revenge served cold Musings on Beeism “First, a DNF at Mandwa-Pune ultra. The weather was odd, conditions were new, a stumbled stomach minutes ahead of the start with Maharashtrian version of popular cuisines –provided enough excuses to wave off the grudge. And then the same result in my own backyard, Bhati –this time falling [...]

GR Bhati Lakes Ultramarathon 2012

End of an era After a celebrated triumph in Delhi Half Marathon pacing the rookies to a sub 3-hour finish, the lure of ultrarunning was on the call to rediscover the grits on same old trails of Bhati mines. 'My Den' as I call those long abandoned deserted forest trails, returning there was immaculate. Nervous [...]

Pacing experience with runners in ADHM’12

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2012 Pacing the 3:00 hour Bus “Skeptical” was my answer when Tanvir asked if I was interested in pacing for 3:00 hour Bus. 2:10 or something was the finish time on my mind, so it was tough finding reasons to go this slow. I've had a good amount of running on [...]

Pacer Strategy for 3:00hr Bus at ADHM 2012

  Pacing the Team G-Force   After six successful appearances in Delhi Half Marathon, returning to the seventh edition as a pacer is something I'd take as a reward. In pursuit of training for Bhati Lakes 100 miler, just five days after Delhi Half Marathon, and meeting up with new runners -I took up the [...]

Mandwa-Pune 250K / 48-hr Ultra

A Heroic Tale of Humiliation Prologue “Hi Champ. How are you?” “Hi Spartan. I'm fine, thank you! How about you?” replied the ultrarunner from Ahmedabad, Vishwas Bhamburkar from the other side of the phone. “Oh, I'm all good. I just called up to confirm if you're available on July 4th. I want to run from [...]

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2011

One Legged Half Marathon “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” ~Helen Keller I was enjoying the honeymoon period right after finish of Bhati Lakes 100 Ultramarathon when I began to take running seriously again with focus [...]

GR Bhati Lakes Ultramarathon 2011

DARE TO DREAM. ENDURE TO CONQUER A 100 Mile Debut on India’s Toughest Trails People should learn endurance; they should learn to endure the discomforts of heat and cold, hunger and thirst; they should learn to be patient when receiving abuse and scorn; for it is the practice of endurance that quenches the fire of [...]