The challenge running in the rain is that your clothes become drenched and you tend carry additional pounds in your clothes, socks and shoes. Though, it felt rather uncomfortable initially, I got used to it and started enjoying the rhythm of splashing water and the mud. But the rain and shine did do a number on my running time which wasn't anything to write home about.. I took 3:24 hours for 30.54km.
Anyways, it was enjoyable experience with several firsts..
- Thanks to KK, we gave away certificates for the first time.. our own chennai runners certificate!!!!..
- Thanks to Tiger, we got our first sponsorship.. Pepsi gave us a liberal supply of Gatorade & Aquafina.
- Thanks to Divya and Deepika Mahesh, youngest runners ever to partipate in a ECR Run...
- Also, for the first time, we had families running together.. reminded me of the adage I heard in US.. familes that run (play) together, stay together.. good show Lakshmi, Sandhya & Nithya..