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Ajmera Thump Celebration Bangalore 2013 - 10 KM

13 Dec 2013 06:15:00

Brief Summary 
Event : Ajmera Thump Celebration Bangalore 2013 - 10 KM
Date : 08 December 2013 06:45 AM
Place : NICE Road, Bangalore
Distance : 10 KM
Time Taken To Run : 1Hr 13Min 30Sec  

It is always a pleasure to run. And this time I participated in an event organized by Ajmera group. They had Half Marathon ,10KM and 5KM. I was highly tempted to register in the Half Marathon then later on I decided I will not run long distance till the Midnight Marathon. I registered for the event and it costed Rs. 1100 Event (650),TShirt(400).

Even Ajit my running buddy registered for the same event. He was quite excited about these races. But just before 5 days of race he fell ill. I was worried about his health. He was having fever,cold and cough. With the Doctors advice he went under medication to be perfect for the race. He didnt tell the doctor about the race scheduled 5 days later. I suggested him if he is not well he can skip the race. But he was not in a mood to give up. He used to come for a quick run of 2 or 3 kms before the race. But just before 2 days he told me he may not be able to come for the race. I agreed with him. But the next day the day before the race he came to me and said he will give it a try. I said inside that is the spirit which is required. The same day we went to get the Racer kit.

Ajit and me went to the Racer Kit distribution center in Reliance Trends Richmond Road. The Racer Kit included BIB, TShirt,Key Chain,Venue Direction pamplet. This time I didnt get any enerzal sachet. May be the organizers were cutting on cost as the cost of participation was low.
 

Racer Kit
Racer Kit
Bib
Bib


As anticipated my pre race worries started again before the race day. But it didnt last long as the distance was my favourite 10KM. But I didnt budge in following my routine of eating fruits and drinking water before sleep. Even I wore the Tshirt while sleeping which I will be wearing during the race. It makes me feel and get into the groove of the race.

Race Day
As decided I called upon Ajit exactly by 4:30, surprisingly I woke up without the alarm. May be I was eagerly waiting for the event. We both met near his home. Then we went to the race in NICE Road. The event was very well organized. The HM was about to start at 615 Hrs and the 10K event was about to start at 645 Hrs. A total of almost 2000 runners participated in the event. It was a nice atmosphere with music and some Zumba dance. But we both preferred to do our own stretching pre race warm up exercises.
 

Before Race
Before Race
Ajit Before Race
Ajit Before Race
Start Line
Start Line

The moment came and the announcer asked us to take position as the race will start after a minute. We took our positions and I sugested Ajit that I will run the whole race with him. He said not to worry about him. But I convinved him that I will run the whole race even if it takes a longer time to complete. He agreed and we waited for the race to start. As soon as the race started we started our race with small steps and slow pace. During the 2KM mark I was seeing Ajit was able to run in a steady pace eventhough he was not at the peek of his health. He waved his hand to indicate to continue ahead in a faster pace. I confirmed again if he is sure of it. He confirmed positively. Then I realized at that moment running can make a man so positive that even he forgets about his ill health.

I continued slightly faster and ran in a pace which I was comfortable and faster than the training runs. The route was very nice with some peaks in between. There was water station after every 2 KM. But I didnt stop in any of the water station to consume any water. The decision was right to not to consume, because I can run a 10K without drinking any water. But at 5KM I took 3 pieces of Orange from the water station. It was good to have at that moment. After 5KM I was in a motto to run and finish it stronger. I saw many runners were running ahead and behind me. So I can surely assume there are people who can run faster and there are people who can run slower than me. I tried to overtake who ever I was able to over take. There was a guy in red Tshirt I ran with him during the last 5KM. For some time he used to overtake me then after some time I used to overtake him. But I was somehow convinced that I am not here to play the game of front back. I told myself either I run faster or run slower. Till the 8 KM he was with me but after that I pushed myself slightly harder and ran faster and faster and completed the race by sprinting.

I was presented with a finisher medal by a volunteer. It was a good feeling to complete the race in style and that too my fastest 10K in year 2013.

Then I waited for Ajit in the finishing line to take some pictures of him. He came after 20 minutes. It was even his fastest 10K till date. Took some pictures of ourselves with the finisher medal.
 

Ajit With Medal
Ajit With Medal
Ketan With Medal
Ketan With Medal


Special Congratulations to Ajit for completing the Race eventhough he was not well. Running is a sport which makes us stronger.
 

Finish Line
Finish Line


Moral : It was a nice experience to run a 10 KM in an event. Race was well organized.



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