Tag: Mumbai Marathon

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Glimpses of The Mumbai Marathon

Once again it is that time of year when Mumbai takes to the streets. This year the enthusiasm amongst the watchers was much less than every year but surprisingly the participants were more than 30%! Every time I see these magnificent runners I get inspired to run but then laziness takes over and I am …


Running the Race : Winning does matter

Recently Little Po and Ms. Papaya went for a toddlers’ event. The air was festive and the competition healthy. The message sent out to the little ones was that all that mattered was that they be there. Everyone would get a chocolate medal at the end of it all. In fact, the common refrain I’ve …

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These Roads aren’t meant for running #Mumbai Marathon 2017

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Mumbai’s roads are not for running   Mumbai’s roads are not for running. In fact Mumbai’s road are not for walking either. And with horrendous traffic jams, dug up roads, pot holes and erratic drivers, murderous BEST drivers, cows, dogs , jay walkers, pedestrians  and  hawkers, Mumbai’s roads aren’t meant for motorists too! So what …

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#Drumming up support for #MumbaiMarathon 2016

Asia’s richest marathon with a prize money of $3,77,000 will witness a total of 40,285 runners from different corners of the world. Standard Chartered is the title sponsor of the event.  source   Ever since #StanChart sponsored the first Mumbai Marathon, I’ve been an ardent supporter . I have spent almost an entire Sunday morning clapping …

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Mumbai Marathon – Losing steam?

An eager onlooker?  At 7 in the morning when I walked down the road I was amazed to find the street corner alive with cheerleaders, regular cheerers and of course the runners of the half marathon who had started off from Bandra .  Most of  the runners looked exhausted already and I can imagine it …