I am Sai Kumar Limmada and I run actively with the Alwal Runners group in Hyderabad. I am originally from a village near Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh. I work in Hyderabad and running has been a passion since childhood.
I have always enjoyed running and have always felt happy after a run. I also help others in preparing for the gruelling physical examinations as part of preparation for roles in Army, Police etc.
Looking forward to the event; it’s also my first ever pacing assignment too. Good luck everyone.
Vipin is a seasoned runner and has been running for over 5 years now. He’s known for his consistency. He trains hard and runs harder. He has paced at quite a few events - he paced the 02:00 hours half-marathon bus at last year’s event. Vipin has also paced the annual Hyderabad Runners’ Club Run event as well.
Vipin has a personal best timing of 03:18 for a full Marathon. He achieved this timing at the Ahmedabad Marathon 2022. He views pacing as a way of giving back to the running community.
I am Yeruva Srinivasareddy. I started my running saga with HR , learnt many things about running and active lifestyle. After that I moved to Chennai and started trail running,hiking and outdoor lifestyle.
Biggest achievement in running is 100 Miller in Dec2019 at panoramic ultra , Thailand. Couple of 100 km runs and 80 km runs in India.
The Hyderabad Marathon is the biggest runners festival. Happy to be part of this festival is my biggest achievement ,this platform gives me a perfect platform to help fellow aspiring runners to reach the finish line.
I am Rakesh Raut software engineer by profession. My running Journey started in 2015 and has become my lifestyle.I have been pacing the Hyderabad Marathon since 2020 for Half Marathon and 10k buses.I represent Isha Vidhya Run and Run for Girl Child charity event as brand ambassador.I have completed 5 full marathons with personal best 3 hrs 36 mins and 4 Ultra Marathons(50 kms). Completed 30+ half marathon with the personal best 1 hr 29 mins. Also completed a few 10k races with the personal best 43 mins 20 secs.I am thankful to Hyderabad Runners for giving me an opportunity to pace and honour to help fellow runner's in accomplishing their personal best.
At the NMDC Hyderabad Marathon 2023, my strategy is to follow negative splits with 6:00 mins average pace in the first segment and 5:50 mins average pace in the second segment. Let's enjoy the camaraderie on the track.
I am Sravan Dwibhashyam, a Senior Manager by profession working in an IT Firm based out of Hyderabad and an Athlete by passion.My running journey began in Bangalore in 2011, but it was in 2014 when I joined Hyderabad Runners that my life truly transformed.I helped people achieve their targets and milestones in running. I always love to accompany people to make the run interesting and injury free.So people call me a 'Social Runner'.I have participated in numerous Half and Full Marathons in Hyderabad Course and Outstations Route, and each run has been a phenomenal experience.
The Hyderabad route is one of my favourite courses. I have paced many runs earlier for Hyderabad Marathons.I am grateful again to Hyderabad Runners for giving me this opportunity and hope to help my co-runners in accomplishing their goals....
I will be pacing for 10k - 60 Min bus in NMDC Hyderabad Marathon 2023, I will be keeping the Positive Splits strategy with 5km in 29:30 (5:50/5:55) and other 5km with 29:50 (6:00/6:05).Read More
I am Anil, a passionate long-distance runner and cross-country ultra cyclist known for my endurance and unwavering dedication to fitness challenges. Over the years, I have achieved impressive personal bests in various running distances. I completed a 5K in 20 minutes and 25 seconds, a 10K in 45 minutes and 26 seconds, and a half marathon in 1 hour and 52 minutes.My commitment to fitness goes beyond personal achievements. I actively participate in running and cycling events that support causes close to my heart. As a Run Ambassador for various running events, I strive to make a positive impact on society through physical activities. Engaging in fundraising campaigns and community-driven initiatives allows me to combine my passion for fitness with my desire to contribute to a greater cause....
I am thrilled to announce that I will be participating in the upcoming NMDC Marathon as a pacer for the first time. Taking on this role means I will be leading the 10K 70 minutes bus, guiding and motivating a group of runners to complete the race within 70 minutes. This opportunity fills me with excitement and a sense of responsibility, as I eagerly look forward to supporting and inspiring my fellow runners throughout the race.
To ensure an effective pacing strategy, my plan is to maintain even splits during the race. I will aim to maintain a consistent pace, evenly distributing my energy over the 10K distance. By adopting this strategy, my goal is to assist the runners I am pacing in achieving their goals and finishing the race strong. My meticulous approach to pacing reflects my dedication to providing the best possible support to my fellow runners and contributing to their success.
My running journey started way back 2013, Oct 30 to be precise. Initially it was my weight gain post delivery which motivated me to go for a brisk walk and then to save time I started running. Job and family commitments forced me to pick up time management. I am blessed to have an understanding husband who is also a runner, a caring mom in law and a motivating son.I used to run almost everyday which led to a lot of injuries but my love for running never allowed me to quit running. Recently I turned myself into a barefoot runner. Now, I am a part of the running community of mangalore- Mangalore runner's club ( MRC) where I am encouraged and inspired to set new goals. ...
I am also training under running coach Shreyas Karnad from bangalore.
This is going to be my first 10k run as a pacer in hyderabad and i am super excited about it. My running strategy will be simple. I'll try to maintain my pace of 7 min / km. On climbs I ll not exert much but climbing down I ll be little faster.
I started my fitness journey by starting to bike ride in 2016. I then added running as part of my regime and ever since I have been active. I have completed four full marathon's starting with the Hyderabad Marathon in 2018 and most recently ran the Apollo Delhi Marathon in Feb 2023. I have also completed two 200 KM bicycle rides and love to ride and run.I run 5 days a week and enjoy shorter as well as longer distances. I love to help others achieve their goals and help them get fit.Most recently, I have been a mentor for the Outdoor Kids Summer Camp for kids for 8 weeks and love the energy that the kids bring....
I am training an individual right now to achieve a Half Marathon target of 150 minutes (2.5 hrs)Pacing is something I love as well and have paced twice in the last 5 years. I am sure if you join me to run 10K in 80 min, you will enjoy running with me and achieve your goal as wellRead More
Rajeev embarked on his running journey ~2018 when he participated in the Tata Steel Kol 25K. The running bug had bitten him, but unfortunately, it went into hibernation much sooner than expected. It was only during Covid that he realized the importance of health and fitness and picked up the threads from there -since then there was no looking back… right from his daily cardio exercises, cycling, and not to forget the midnight runs After a few months of hard work, I started seeing things back on track..!
With regular exercises in place during 2021-22, he participated in multiple virtual runs which was his motivating factor. Until now has completed over a dozen 10K runs , and running is now his 'My time.' ...
During the last year 2022 NMDC run, in order to improve his speed & timing started following a pacer, which not only helped him complete his run on time but enjoyed every bit of it. So, come join his bus!
Would like to express his gratitude to the prestigious NMDC Hyderabad Marathon 2023 and Hyderabad Runners where it feels great to be a part of this event to help others achieve their goals. Equally delighted to be picked as a pacer although the pacing experience will be new, nonetheless remember to listen to your body, stay mentally resilient and embrace the incredible journey that it represents. Good luck!
I am Sudha Tadikonda, popularly known as the Saree runner ...
A proud mom of two kids, I started my running journey in 2021 when I participated in a 5k run.Thereafter, I joined Alwal Runners, a part of Hyderabad Runners.I signed up for the train and shine event. In Dec 2021, I participated in AHM 10k and after that I trained for HM and ran my official maiden HM in club run 2022.I have raced in several events subsequently. I began running 5k in saree, but after constant encouragement from others, raced 10k and eventually 21k in TMM 2023.
I have placed 10k events as a 90 min pacer thrice.
I love the pacer's role as it gives me an opportunity to meet and help so many newbies finish the 10k smoothly in the given time. ...
My 10k bus is known for camaraderie and bonhomie. I promise the NMDC 10k 90 min bus will be fun-filled ensuring I take all my fellow runners to the finish like just 30 sec short of 90 min. There will be sufficient hydration breaks and the strategy will be to walk/run and enjoy the route together.Read More
Ultra Marathoner,Super Randonneur,Tri Athlète Mountaineer, loves running and being outdoors taking new challenges and always believes in inner strength.
Hyderabad has such a beautiful Running course starting from scenic Hussain sagar lake and takes you through Secretariats, ,Raj bhavan road and crosses through KBR National park, you will get into the beautiful Central University Campus and then to Balayogi Stadium. Earlier, I had a wonderful experience pacing Run For Girl Child 10 km run, To pace a 10k run, I don’t start too fast – and aim for even or negative splits. Once we have established our average pace, start the 10K several seconds (usually 5 to 10) slower than our goal pace. Steadily increase the pace until we are running at target pace by mile 3 or 4; then run our fastest in the final mile....
Bottom Line on Pacing a 10K: The rule is to avoid overexerting yourself in the first two miles and aim for even or negative splits. Approaching your run with negative splits will help you steadily expel your energy throughout the race while maintaining a steady pace.Read More
I am Yogesh Sanap ( YoSa ) , 36 yrs young healthcare professionals with 12 yrs of experience in Orthopaedic Implants Industry.I started running looking at my 88 kg weight and now I am 67 kg due to my tremendous dedication & hard work in the last few years.I am BQ ( Boston Qualifier ) Marathoner & Ultra road & Trail runner , My few achievements as followFM - 2 x sub 3 hrs ( PB -2:58:04 )SRT Ultra(2300m Elevation)- 3 Times ( PB -7:32 hrs)Tata Ultra - 1 ( PB -4:30 hrs)The Mawla Ghati Trail ultra 75km - (4234m elevation)HM - PB - 1:23 :43 hrs.
I paced many races successfully with in given bus timeline , also paced many athletes for Sub90 HM & Sub 3:30 FM attempt
I am ultra cyclist & secured 2 time Super RANDONNEUR ( BRM- SR ) title in cycling 🚴♂️ ...
Apart from my personal achievements in running, I am a long distance running Coach ( Road & Trail) and 50+ athletes training under my supervision across India.I trained athletes for BQ , Sub3 FM, Sub 3:30 FM , Sub4 FM , Comrade Ultra Marathon & many ultra Marathon( SRT , Tata Ultra) , sub 2 HM , Sub 90 HM , Sub-40 10k , Sub20 5k
Looking forward to seeing PB ( PR ) happiness of many athletes under my strong pacing in the Hyderabad Marathon in 1:45 hrs for HM.
Tagline- Follow the training process, don’t think about results
I have been running quite seriously for about 15 years and did my first full marathon in Hyderabad in 2011, when I was 44. Since then I’ve run several marathons and half marathons, including Boston in 2022, with personal bests of approximately 3:22 and 1:32 over the two distances. As I grow older I seem to increasingly enjoy long runs at a relaxed pace. I am a school teacher and have also enjoyed running with and sometimes training students for long distance runs.After that first one, I’ve run the full marathon in Hyderabad another five times, as well as the half in 2019, which was the last time I ran in an event in Hyderabad. ...
I really like this challenging point-to-point route, with its rolling hills and net gain in altitude. And it’s always a good feeling to finish in a stadium!
I have paced the four hour bus for the full marathon in Hyderabad three times, and the two hour bus for a half marathon in Chennai. I’ve found the experience of being a pacer to be very stimulating. You meet interesting people and learn how to be sensitive to others’ rhythms; and it’s a great feeling when they make it over the line with you on the bus.
As for the pacing strategy on the 2 hour bus for the half marathon, it may vary a little but it will be roughly as follows:1st half in 59 minutes at approx 5:35 minutes/km average pace2nd half in 60 minutes at approx 5:41 average paceThe pace will keep fluctuating slightly since it isn’t a flat course, perhaps between 5:25 and 6:00 depending on the slope.We aim not to have any walking breaks.
I look forward to meeting all of you who come on this bus, and wish everyone taking part a great run, regardless of distance and pace!
I am Rockers Raghu (BIB Name), working in an finance sector based out of Chennai. I am a sport enthusiast, spending leisure time playing and watching sports. I started my running journey from 2018 for weight loss (as I am weighted around 98kg), got motivated from colleagues, indulged in running and trekking activities associated with CTC (Chennai Trekking Club). Finished my first half marathon in 2 hrs 5 mins at Sketcher Chennai Marathon, from there on I have associated with Chennai Runners (Marina Minnals) and ran many half marathons, few full marathons and ultra. Now I weigh 70kg. Taking my fitness to the next level, I am learning swimming, aspiring to do triathlonsMy first Hyderabad half marathon was in 2022, along with my colleagues and Marina Minnals friends. ...
The course was very tough however the environment and vibe around the course was amazing. I have never experienced public, students, activists and music bands in the race course motivating the runners. I completed the half marathon in a net time of 1:45:45, though it was not my best timing in 2022, I am happy with it because of the toughness of the course.I have paced the 10k 50min bus at Freshworks Chennai Marathon 2023 and completed the race in 49 mins 24 seconds.
Course is more of rolling terrain (Up and Down), so plan to do around 5.30 to 5.40 pace in the 1st half and second half around 5.40 to 6 pace depending on terrain. Happy Running, see you all at the start of the race.
Madhur's passion for long-distance running ignited in 2017, and since then, he has left an indelible mark on the running community. With an impressive list of accomplishments, Madhur has conquered numerous half marathons and showcased his endurance at the prestigious Tata Mumbai Full Marathon in 2018.
During the initial phase of his running journey, which Madhur fondly refers to as his first chapter, he dedicated himself to rigorous training with the goal of completing a full marathon, particularly the renowned Tata Mumbai Marathon (TMM). Within a few months, distances that once seemed insurmountable began to shrink in significance. Madhur challenged himself by running multiple 21+km distances weekly in preparation for the ultimate test. ...
However, the absence of a strong focus on strength building resulted in a stress fracture during the TMM in 2018. Despite this setback, Madhur showcased his tenacity and completed his maiden marathonFollowing a successful recovery from the fracture, Madhur entered the second phase of his running and training journey. He strongly believes in the pursuit of efficient running, consistently seeking ways to optimise his performance. Madhur experiments with various terrains, explores different types of running shoes, and participates in diverse race formats to continually enhance his skills. Furthermore, he engages in cross-training activities such as cycling and swimming to strengthen his overall fitness and endurance.
A testament to his relentless dedication and continuous improvement, Madhur achieved an impressive personal best timing of 1 hour 45 minutes in the Tata Mumbai Half Marathon of 2023. As a pacer for the NMDC Hyderabad Half Marathon, Madhur Dixit brings forth a wealth of experience, unwavering commitment, and a holistic approach to running.
I plan to run easy for most part of the run - taking into consideration the various rolling hills and flyovers on the route. The idea is to encourage and motivate everyone who runs with me.
Wish everyone participating in the Hyderabad Marathon a very strong run. See you all at the start line.
Running is my passion. Foray into fitness started 5 years ago with the Pinkathon 5km fun run.Running keeps me fit, happy, full of energy and positive minded always. It gives me mental peace in life.when I'm running ,I go into meditation mode and just forget everything. It's completely me time. I run because it made me confident person, I m todayAnd it helps me to become a better version of myself.Upcoming goal is to participate in the BMW BERLIN MARATHON IN SEPTEMBER 2023 Joy of running is truly incredible .It's a mental sport. I truly believe in the quote 'THE BODY ACHIEVES WHAT THE MIND BELIEVES'
Achievements till now:-1 gold and 2 silver medals in state level different category competition, and I’ve been selected for Nationals....
I’ve also won many Podiums in different category races. I have also finished the 72 km Khardung La challenge and the 50 km category at the Tata ultra.
This is my 1st time at the Hyderabad marathon. I’ve heard a lot about this event. Being organised by runners, with a point to point route though beautiful Hyderabad - I am really looking forward to it.
This is my 3rd pacing in HM.I love to help fellow runners to complete runs in their respective time goals.I'm planning to run even splits. Happy running everyone .
Hi, my name is Nars and I run with Thaarumaaru runners from Singapore. We are a running club that aims to promote health and fitness with the Indian community. I have run 17 marathons including the world majors and was the 29th Indian to get the 6 star medal. My running journey started in Hyderabad in 2004 when I was diabetic and weighed 89 kgs. I have come a long way and am clinically in remission since and a large part of it is the transformation enabled by the running journey.I ran the full marathon in Hyderabad in 2022. It was special to be able to run in the city where the journey started and get what was then my personal best. With my race schedules for the rest of the year, I am running half this time around
I have been a pacer in several races in Singapore in the 5, 10 and half marathon categories. ...
I look forward to pacing an event at home for the first time and will be one of three pacers for the half marathon with a view to finish under 2:15.
I will be in the 3rd corral and will be running G +2. That’s 2 mins after the gun time from when the race flags off. I am going to be running even splits and will be in the 6.15/6.20 pace on flats with a slight variance on the hills of Hyderabad which will get us home with an average pace of 6.24 or under. Join me if you are planning to run it in under 2:15. It’s a good pace group to aim for depending on where you are on your running journey. See you at the expo and on race day!!
Having picked running in my early 40s,I have come a long way starting from Hyderabad Runners Couch to 5K program in 2019. From running merely 250 km in 2019, I ran 2400+ km in 2020 and now have 10,000 Km + overall running experience. My consistency & commitment for running has helped me in improving my Half Marathon timing from 3:02 in 2019 to 1:45 at Adani Ahmedabad in 2022. I have run the Ladakh Full Marathon in 5:00 and my current FM PB is 4:00 at Mumbai TMM 2023. The Hyderabad Marathon is very special to me as I have run the course during my First Half Marathon and I have run the gruelling course as my First Official Full Marathon. The relentless rolling course of the race makes it one of the most challenging race courses across the country – but we runners don’t like things to be easy....
The awesome volunteer support and the picture perfect course makes the run absolutely memorable.I always want to pass my gratitude to the Hyderabad runners and I feel it would be apt for me to choose this event to help others achieve their goals.I am delighted to be picked for the 2:30 half-marathon bus. Having paced in earlier editions of Hyderabad Marathon and Club runs, I am known not only for even splits but also cheering the folks running along. Let’s keep it simple as I plan to go for even splits and very importantly enjoy the course and sag support.Read More
I am Rajesh Viswam and I’m working as a fitness coach in Kochi. I am a qualified table tennis coach. I have been running for more than 6 years. I have done quite a few full marathons, and many half-marathons. My HM PB is 1:53.
I am participating for the first time in the Hyderabad Marathon. This year I participated in the Kochi Marathon as a pacer. Being a coach I like to motivate my fellow runners. It gives immense satisfaction and pleasure to see people achieving their goals. I used to support beginners to get into the next level and also for achieving Sub2 hr HM.My pacing strategy would be to do even splits, keep encouraging and talking to the fellow runners.Wishing good luck to all the participants, see you all on the Race Day !
I have been running for more than 6 years and have run many half marathons and 3 full marathons. I started my running journey through Hyderabad runners K25k program and over the period running became part of my life. By pacing I intend to help runners to achieve their own goal.
I am an active mother who is devoted to home and office and believes to raise my standard. I took up running at the age of 34 as a part of a Hyderabad 10 km event.
I run and set this time as “Time for myself” which would help me to plan out my whole day's activities including personal and official.Nothing is possible without family support. This support has made me build up the courage and do 2 full-timed marathons in Hyderabad, one Full timed in Mumbai, one 50 km timed ultra-marathon, and one full non-timed Marathon run to date.I believe that the way we have an entire day well-planned schedule for daily activities, on similar levels we should also include a one-hour physical workout in our daily timetable....
If physical activity is combined with a good nutritious diet, then an individual can see progressive results in their body.I am a strong plan devotee. This helps me to achieve the practical goal set for myself.The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you achieve anything.Read More
Tulja is a full time IT professional in a leading IT company. She is an avid reader and also likes spending time with her family and loves travelling. Her journey with fitness started in 2015 , when her mother-in-law coaxed her to run 5kms at the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon and there was no looking back. She initially took to running as a stress buster and to stay fit and now it's in her DNA. Huffing and puffing to complete 5kms back in 2015 to completing a couple of half marathons. She has mentored a couple of folks in August 2022 for Couch to 5K program led by Hyderabad Runners. Her aspiration is to run a full marathon in the coming years.She loves to motivate people around me to start their journey into fitness....
She is honoured to be one of your pacers for the most esteemed NMDC Hyderabad Marathon. Whether you're aiming for a personal best, completing your first race, or simply enjoying the run, She's there to help you achieve your goals.As pacers, her mission is to provide a steady and reliable pace to help you cross that finish line feeling strong and accomplished. Remember, today is about you and your achievement.She will be with you every step of the way, sharing tips, offering encouragement, and ensuring that we meet our target time.If you have any questions or need a boost, don't hesitate to ask her and she says Let's make this race an unforgettable experience and a celebration of your hard work and dedication. On your marks, get set, let's go!Read More
I started my running journey in Jan 2020 with the Alwal Runners Club when I joined the Hyderabad Runners Flagship Kouch 25K program at Alwal. I did my first Half Marathon on 25th July 2020 with a timing of 2:42:00 . I have done around 30 Half Marathons as a part of my Long Runs/Participated in many events in Hyderabad, Tata Mumbai Marathon, Vijayawada Marathons. My longest run till date is 30 kilometres which I did this January. My motto is to run injury free and to run for pleasure and not to take it as a pressure.I have run the Hyderabad Marathon twice, the first being in 2021 and in 2022. Known as the toughest road marathons in India and also Flyover marathon , the course is undulating and formidable. ...
SAG support, medical emergency teams, road marshals and cheering residents will never let the running spirit go down.This will be my first pacing experience officially in any events and I am honoured and equally excited to be a part of its pacing team and I thank Hyderabad Runners for this. During our weekly long runs, I have done mutual pacing with new runners and that will be guiding me to take my bus on time.As a 2:50 bus , With an average pace of 8:00:00 per kilometre, my strategy is to start slowly, respect the elevations, mostly run at a pace between 7 :15 to 8:30,and finish it strong . There will be ample hydration breaks at SAG points and a slow run walk in the elevations. The aim is to finish strong and carry a lot of happy memories.Read More
Hello All, this is Murali Gaddam from Bangalore. My running journey started with TCS World 10k in 2010 (earlier called Sunfeast 10k). I have participated in this event from 2010 every year, used to train for this event for 2 to 3 months, to ensure I am in the top 800.
Started to train for longer distances from 2016, through consistent running and strength training my pace improved drastically. So far I have run 18200 kms. Got podiums in different events through my running journey, some notable ones are Ooty Ultra 2019, first place in 60kms category, First place in Munnar Marathon in 2019, Team First place in Oxfam 50 kms, First place in Thump 2022 in 30 kms, 2nd place in TRORT 50 kms, 3rd place in Midnight Marathon in 2018. And many more age category podiums....
Wanted to give back to the running community so helping in pacing folks if I am not racing the event. Inspired & motivated many friends, colleagues and gym partners to start running. Currently training some of energetic & dynamic runners in the neighbourhood to unravel their true running potential as principal coach for MG Runners.Read More
I am Amit Kumar Yadav, Serving in Indian Navy Civil services (Naval Dockyard Mumbai)
I am located in Nashik. I am basically an engineer and have worked in the manufacturing sector for almost 2 decades. When I ran my first half-marathon in 2012, little did I know that my whole life was destined to take a turn in a completely different direction. My love for the sport grew and I got more and more involved in many different aspects of the sport - as an Ultra Marathoner, Comrades finisher, Boston Qualifier, a Running coach, a Marathon pacer and recently a World Athletics Accredited Route measurer. It's no wonder that Running is now a big part of my life.
I believe it is important to be fit but equally, if not more important to be healthy! Since the past few years as a qualified Health coach, I have been helping my trainees to also focus on achieving good metabolic health in addition to achieving their potential as a runner...
The Hyderabad Marathon has a special place in my heart, having run my first Full Marathon here in 2014. Since then I have been coming back to run at Hyderabad year after year, not just because of the challenging course but for experiencing the warm and friendly vibes and the superb organisation. I have run the FM at Hyderabad 7 times till date. I did my first half-marathon pacing assignment in 2014, and have been regularly pacing Half and Full Marathons ever since. I have paced the 4:00 bus at Tata Mumbai Marathon (2019, 2020), the 3:45 bus at TMM 2023 and the 4:30 bus at Hyderabad Marathon (2017, 2018 & 2019). Running and pacing at Hyderabad is always very exciting, and I look forward to pacing the 4:00 hrs bus this year. A Sub-4 hr at Hyderabad is a very challenging time, and it is recommended that participants of this bus be presently capable of running a 1:46 or faster HM on a flat course (or 1:53 on a hilly course like Hyderabad). Of course we will have a detailed strategy and implement it correctly in order to achieve the goal. The first 9 km around the Hussain Sagar lake will be the key. The idea is to use the cool morning, fresh legs and flat terrain to run fast at just the right pace to bank time without getting tired. Thereafter we would be running at the pace appropriate to the terrain, i.e. faster on declines and slower on inclines with strategic walk breaks in order to finish on time within 4 hours. See you at Hyderabad and good luck with your training!Read More
I started running around 2013 with a 5 Mile fit4life event organised in the city. Got bitten by the running bug after the finish and joined the newly formed Soles of Cochin Runners Club. It was fun training with the team participating in the events running with the group. The distances moved from 5 Mile to HM and beyond. 3.40 is my best Marathon time and 130 K is the longest run that I have done. Over the past few years, I have become more of a trail runner.
I along with our group of runners from Soles of Cochin always looked forward to the Hyderabad Marathon. I have participated in 4 editions of Hyderabad and based on my experience would like to say that it is easily the best road running event in the whole of India....
If you are running only one Marathon in a year, then Hyderabad is the place to be. The professional manner in the way the event is organised by Hyderabad Runners and the support from the Children lining up on course are the reasons to come back to Hyderabad year after year.I began my pacing journey with the 4.30 bus at Hyderabad last year. I have been pacing my fellow runners at Cochin and elsewhere post the first experience.
I plan to finish the first half in 2 Hr 10 minutes and the second half in 2 Hr 20 Minutes. The first 10 K being flat around the lake would be doing it at 6.05/km pace. The next 10 K has some inclines and propose to slow down to about 6.25/km. The next 10 K has some downs as well as inclines. Would move at 6.15/km on the downs and at 6.45/km on the inclines doing a run walk plan. Remaining distance would be covered at a steady pace of 6.25/km. The pace plan includes 10 s water break at Aid stations depending on your preference.
I am an avid runner who finds joy and fulfilment in the rhythm of my feet hitting the pavement. Over the years, running has become an integral part of my life, shaping my physical and mental well-being. I have participated in numerous races, from local 5Ks to half marathons to full marathons and many ultra marathons. Each race has been a unique experience, pushing my limits.
It will be my first time running this iconic course, and I am filled with a mix of excitement and anticipation. The Hyderabad marathon is known for its picturesque route, winding through the city's vibrant streets, historic landmarks, and breathtaking landscapes. The experience of running through the heart of Hyderabad will be truly unforgettable, and it will leave a lasting impression in my running journey....
In addition to my passion for running, I have recently ventured into the world of pacing. This is my first time as a pacer in the Hyderabad marathon. Pacing involves guiding and motivating fellow runners to achieve their desired finish times during a race. It will be an immensely rewarding experience, as I get to contribute to the success and happiness of other runners. Although I am relatively new to pacing, I have found great fulfilment in helping others reach their goals while sharing my love for running.
Looking ahead to the forthcoming NMDC Hyderabad Marathon 2023, my pacing strategy will revolve around maintaining a steady and consistent pace throughout the race. I believe in the importance of starting off conservatively to ensure that energy is conserved for the later stages of the marathon. I will encourage runners to find a comfortable rhythm that allows them to settle into their pace without burning out too quickly. As a pacer, my role will be to provide constant motivation and reassurance, reminding runners to stay focused on their individual goals and reminding them of the milestones they have accomplished.
In conclusion, running has shaped my life in countless ways, and the Hyderabad marathon will hold a special place in my heart. As I embark on my journey as a pacer, I am excited to share my love for running and help others achieve their goals. The forthcoming NMDC Hyderabad Marathon 2023 presents an opportunity for me to connect with the running community, inspire fellow runners, and contribute to the collective celebration of human endurance and perseverance. Together, let us lace up our shoes, embrace the challenge, and make this marathon an unforgettable experience for all.
Shailendra has completed Sixteen full marathons and multiple Ultramarathons including Malnad Ultra 2018 and Khardung la Challenge 2017 . His running philosophy is to enjoy injury free running.
Shailendra has been a regular pacer at Hyderabad Marathon over the last seven years for 5:30 and 5:00 FM buses and has shared trials and tribulations of finishing a full marathon with many fellow runners.
5 Hr FM pacing strategy is to keep it simple by maintaining a positive split (one minute slower average pace in second half) with adequate hydration stops and walking breaks over inclines....
He is currently a faculty in Marketing and Strategy at IBS Hyderabad and has keen interest in research and consulting at the interface of Marketing, Digital Transformation and Public Policy. He lives in Hyderabad with his wife Archana and daughter Aru and occasionally treks in Garhwal Himalayas. He writes a weekly newsletter on Running Platform Marketing Life
Come enjoy a splendid running tour of Hyderabad as you run with him !
Hello Runners,Myself Dr Anup Rajan from Fort Runners Palakkad. I started running in the year 2017 to reduce weight.Never ever in my wildest dreams I thought of becoming a runner.But as they say Running is like Mafia,once you get inside you can't get outside. The bug got into me after my first HM at cochin in 2018.Then there was no turning back.From an 2.45Hm to 1.50Hm and 5hr FM to 4.20 FM.Running for me is like meditation..Hyderabad marathon is one of my favourite marathons.This is my third consecutive year at Hyderabad marathon.As a pacer this is my first FM assignment.I look forward to run the first half of the race in 2.25hrs and second half in 2.35hrs..Looking forward!!
'She was a runner!' The words that I would want to go on my epitaph. Running is meditation, one foot ahead ,leaving a thousand negative thoughts behind with every passing mile. Sweat, pain, injuries all become trophies over years. You don't buy them, you fight over the odds and earn them. This characteristic shines brighter than any precious metal or stone giving me an identity beyond a woman, wife, mother, daughter or any relationship. We all are born runners but just few of us create and carve our exclusive trait as a runner.
My (official runner's) journey started in 2012, with the AHM half marathon. The time when I only knew ONE thing which was that I need to #run an odd 13 miles to get a shiny medal at the finish line. ...
From an everyday, self trained runner to a long distance runner and a gym enthusiast it had its uphill & downhill mirroring the toughest road runs of India, the Hyderabad Marathon. Pain, cramps, myth bursts, 😪, rain showers and the delicious goodies in the box post run are still fresh in my mind even after a decade of running, strengthening, mentoring and sharing what i learnt and am still learning. From 100 mtrs to 13 miles on this tough course of unending roads, 3 big flyovers, I still beam with extreme pride and strong memories of my special city run. ❤️
It's my first ever pacing experience for any event and that also translates into a mixed feeling of anxiety, anticipation and excitement. The flag bearer of a 5:30 hr bus ,leading all levels of runners to the other side of pain, passion, sweat , grind and immense pride. I look forward to taking this responsibility with utmost seriousness, honesty and as a learning experience. I plan to run the first half in and around 02:30 - 02:40 whilst keeping the 'josh' tempo and comfort of the fellow runners. From the start line to the finish line, ' let the music play'. 🎶 Cheers!!
Hyderabad pulled me into running and I started my running journey with Club run 2019. Later, I participated in all the events of Hyderabad runners including the stadium run. Now, running is my passion. I am now a seasoned, consistent and disciplined runner clocking more than 2500+ kilometres every year. Running every day with the tagline of #IamActiveToday for 1157 days in a row and counting. Completed two FMs and two ultra (50K) and 88 HMs so far.
This is my fourth consecutive participation in the Hyderabad Marathon. My very first half marathon and the debut full marathon was at Hyderabad Marathon course in 2019 and 2021 respectively. I paced HM 2:30 bus last year (2022) and pacing FM 5:30 bus this year....
It gives me immense pleasure to run with a group and support them to achieve their goals. Earlier, I paced three half marathons (2:45, 2:30 and 2:15 buses). This is my first FM pacing.Having a pacing plan which consists of positive splits by considering elevations, walk breaks and sag point stops. Very familiar with the route and hence the first half will be covered in 2:30 hours (around 7.07 min/K) and the second half will be adjusted accordingly. I would love to share my experience, stories and engage the runners to make the experience enjoyable. Happy running.Read More
Hari has done Masters in Biotechnology and is currently working as a Project manager in Syngene international limited, Hyderabad. He started running in 2015 and has covered more than 18000 kilometres so far in running and around 15000 kilometres distance in cycling. He has participated and finished 4 Ultra Marathon events, 14 Full marathons and several half marathons.
He has also earned the title of Super Randonneur award from Audax club Parisien organised by Pune Randonneurs in 2015 - 2016.Hari has co-founded Palava Runners (A running group in Mumbai). He has motivated several runners for regular running and cycling which includes members of all age groups. The group has now several Ultra runners, full marathoners, super randonneurs etc. ...
He has also organised several small events such kids run, pink run, last Sunday of the month, 12 hour (night run) challenge, 100 days challenge, 101 days challenge in Mumbai. Hari believes and loves mentoring new runners in achieving their goals.The Hyderabad marathon route is one of the toughest city marathon routes due to several flyovers in between. First 10km is flat around the Hussain Sagar lake, post 10km route is either elevation or rolling hills. The climbs at the end of the race make it more challenging.I will be targeting the first HM distance in 2 hours 45 minutes and 2nd HM in 3 hours 15 minutes. Will be taking walk breaks post every water station.Read More
My name is Shajan Samuel. I have been working in the corporate industry for the last 26 years, out of which 16 years have been in a leadership role. I started running 9 years back, it happened off the fly, I was obese weighing around 94 years. Running was a respite to escape from the rigmarole of a frenzied agitated life. Later on, I took to running like a fish to water and it became an inward journey. I lost around 25 kgs and transitioned into long distance running.Over time I have run several marathons and ultras. Few of them are The Border 100km, Rohtang epic 80 km Garhwal 74, 12/24/36 hour stadium run, 220 km once and 161 km thrice in a span of 6 months. This year I could complete the Comrades Marathon 87.7km in 11.17 hours. My PB in a full marathon is 3.59 hours. I am also the Ambassador for fit India movement...
I am running the Hyderabad full marathon for the first time and thankful for the Hyderabad running group for entrusting me with my first pacing assignment.Since I am pacing the 6-hour bus, I believe there will be a lot of debutants excited to cross the finish line. We shall start slow and maintain a steady HR. Downhill we shall accelerate and uphill (flyovers) we shall jog and walk, first half of the Marathon we shall conserve energy and will attempt to finish in 3 hours, second half we shall target 2.58.30 hours.We have a lot of time to cover up so don't rush in the beginning, the adrenaline will pump in at the start line, but we shall run well within our limitations and make a strong and emphatic finish.We shall do this together.Read More