Chennai Runners, a bunch of enthusiastic runners gather every Sunday around 5:00 AM near Dimensionss on CP Ramaswamy Road and go for a spin. Most of the weeks, we do around 15 kms but last Sunday we stretched ourselves did around 26+ kms. We wanted to run till Kovalam but actually ran only till Muttukadu. I took my camera along for the ride and here comes few snaps from that wonderful run..
Our starting point in CP Ramaswamy Road - All quiet @ 5:00 AM
Near Thiruvanmiyur Bus Terminus (7 kms) around 6:00 AM. This place will get busy with all kinds of movable and immovable things pretty soon and will stay that way till late in the evening.
Ajendra was the first one to reach VGP (15 kms) with ample time to take a 'nap' before we caught on with him.
Ajendra, Srinivas & Ram on the move ... near VGP
KK & Srinivas crawling towards Mayajaal (21 kms).. but they didn't call it quits. In fact, both of them motivated both of us to push till Muttukadu, our next pit stop. (Ajendra & I were actually getting ready to indulge at Arusuvai Arasu Restaurant @ Mayajaal..)
Hey!!!! We successfully made it to Muttukadu. We considered running till Kovalam Beach for a brief moment (1 second) and dropped the idea as we were all running on empty tank by now.
So, he we are finally at Kovalam Beach after about 5 hours. We got here from Muttukadu in a 'Share Auto'.
In all it was a great ride.. If you are interested in joining us for the weekly spin, do drop us note here.
More photos in flickr
All I can do is heave a heavy sigh !!!! Great pics and Great adventures you guys are having.....ReplyDelete
Wow ! I don't think I can cover this distance in a two-wheeler. Awesome. But do take extra care at twilight hour on ECRReplyDelete
I recommend some one follows and monitors all of you during such run in a motorcade so in case of emergency, a help is at hand rightaway. During summer time, you all must be sweating like a dog during the run and can exhaust you physically due to dehydration.
Of course, such practices will ultimately help in marathon run.
Wow!! That was some run :) It's the longest distance I've ever done in my life! Thanks to Ram, Ajendra and KK for all the motivation !! Am sure we're going to complete the bangalore marathon!ReplyDelete
Thanks. Join us when you are in Chennai..
Raj & Raman
Thanks for the tip.. we exchanged ICE (In Case of Emergency) numbers recently.. and will consider this also..
Great Job.. You did good for a rookie..
Wow...amazing.!! Good luck all of you. Stay fit!ReplyDelete
Nice photos and Video Visu. Way to go.!
Thanks Raman. If one knows how dehydration is, then He can enjoy the time during hydration!!! Anyway we guys were having plenty of water, electroal, and the testy energy drink carried by KK.ReplyDelete
Thanks to Ram for carrying the camera, carrying it for such a long distance is not that easy. In fact I was enjying the run without carrying anything.
Man, I'm missing all the fun.ReplyDelete
It was great to see the video. Ram, awesome work on commentary and the titling. Very neat.
KK, Ajendra and Srini, good to see you guys.
Narayanan & AjendraReplyDelete
Join us from this week.. love to see you back sweating with us..
Sad I dropped out at thiruvanmiyur, Nice pics.
Kaushik , that was really one great effort. Keep Running