2021 AFLI New Delhi Marathon lived upto its reputation being the fastest. Being an olympic qualifier and AIMS approved, 2021 event hailed as the best organized race by all participants;
kudos to NEB sports. The event saw 72% of participants finishing under 4 hours. Surely, a new high for amateur running in India.
What I did differently this time around:
SPCM 2021 was held at the super-fast Madras Motor Race Track. The race was held in a loop of about 3.7km with categories of marathon, 20-miler, half-marathon and 10k. Here are some interesting stats from the race.
Fast&Up Fizztival 5K Run saw enthusiastic participation from Indian running community. A virtual 5K race organized on Strava, the distance was very approachable and participation was seen from towns and cities from all over India (check participation insights here). We have analyzed the data of finishers and their times, and lots of insights. Run was very competitive with highest number of runners finishing in 18-22 minutues range. Here are some visualizations on popular days of the run, shoes…
We are living in a unique time; lockdown, social distancing and gladly huddled at our home, the only way to channel my energy during these times is through running. I have been running for a while now and as there were no marathon events in the near future, I have had a big dilemma on what to do for this running season. I and four of my training partners came together and decided to run a self-supported marathon. It is quite a journey of emotions and challenges, and I have tried to capture it…