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The 4th Gurgaon Running And Living XC Half Marathon Sunday May 11th 2014

Date : 11'th May 2014
Time : 5:30 AM
Running Distance Start Time Description Registration Fee
(12.36% Service Tax Extra)
11'th May 2014, 05:45 AM Spot registration charges Rs 1400 at the race packet pick up on May 10th from 7-11am at Rose Garm, Bandhwari village Gurgaon - map and info below. Rs. 1400.00
11'th May 2014, 05:45 AM Spot registration charges Rs 1300 at the race packet pick up on May 10th from 7-11am at Rose Garm, Bandhwari village Gurgaon - map and info below Rs. 1300.00
11'th May 2014, 05:30 AM Spot registration charges Rs 1600 at the race packet pick up on May 10th from 7-11am at Rose Garm, Bandhwari village Gurgaon - map and info below Rs. 1600.00
Registrations are closed!

Water bottles will be provided in the kit - you need to bring this with you during the run as NO water along this wild route

Running is a fun activity but running in a race, like engagement in any activity, also comes with attendant risks, which you should be aware of, and only then enter.

Anyone registering for this race should make sure that he/she is medically fit and does not have any precondition – however minor it may seem to them, that would indicate that they should not run eg being on some medication, onset of a cold or flu, not yet recovered from a flu or an injury etc.

This run is cross country which CAN have a incidence of ankle twisting, slipping and falling.
It is important to listen to your body and heart and not push yourself beyond a limit. Walk when tired.
This run is in the dry heat and requires regular hydration to ensure you do NOT get dehydrated or start cramping. Some ingestion of salty items – sports drinks or other solids or liquids is also advisable.

We want you to have fun and stay safe, and do your bit towards that.

If you are training for your 1st 5 or 10k, look no further for a great schedule.

There are last week and last day tips to runners available at  http://runningandliving.com/Keen_Runner.html



Remember - train well and you will finish smiling. Do a lot of ankle strengthening exercises, get a bit more sure footed during your practice runs - do a bit of trail running. All the very best. Congratulations on your decision.

Getting to the expo and start location - details are below - here is the map for the last 4km.


The entire run is on trail and mud tracks
For the runners there are 2 U turn points on the trail - The first for the 5km runners and the next for the 10km runners. Book early Plan to be at the start at least 30 minutes before the start of the race.

The runs are organised by runners for runners. Experience the thrill as you cross the finish line. The course is not muddy, stony and rocky so get your ankles strengthened and get a bit more sure footed in your training. The route will test your balance and agility in parts. The route is very scenic and you are quite likely to spot peacocks, Nilgai and perhaps even some hares.

We will have Water, Max Health Care and our enthusiastic volunteer support for you and a post run snacks.

An attractive medal, certificate for each finisher of the runs. Given the terrain there will be no water points along the way but the route will be well marked with chalk and signage. The post run snackswill be from 8 am at the race start/finish location.

Location -Banwari Village on the road connecting Tata Raisina and the Faridabad Gurgaon Highway. Please see the directions below.

Race Expo May 10th Saturday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm at Bandhwari Village at Rose Farm - The same spot as where the run starts from

Location: Village Bandhwari – Ideally come there for a brief run early morning and arrive at the start of the expo to make sure you get as much info can rest for the next day. The bib pick up for all races will happen here There will be information provided on the course – definitely plan to be there in person to get familiar with how to get to the start and also get somewhat familiar with the route.

The route is cross country, so strengthen your ankles during training. This is great terrain for eye and body coordination. It is breathtakingly beautiful too, especially the sunrise. If you are based in the NCR come on any Sat and Sunday and check out the route

Getting there:
For those coming from Delhi via the Mehrauli Gurgaon Road - as you cross Sikanderpur, cross the Bristol Hotel Round about with MegaMall on your right - That is the golf course road. Carry on down a couple of km and you will cross a round about, keep going straight and you will pass Central Park Apartments and the golf course on your left, and Ibis Hotel and later Centrum (a building with a cone) on your right. Carry on another km and you will reach a T junction which is the Golf Course Road Extension, Turn Right here and take a left after around 500m towards Tata Raisina Apartments and turn left at the first left turn which is dug up. Go down around 1km to the IREO Site Office and around. Continue around another 800m on a narrow track and cross the village outskirts and turn right at the 200m long mud road. Take a left on the country road at the T junction- this is the road from Tata Raisina to the Faridabad Gurgaon Highway. Pass Behrampur Village and continue on the narrow country road. You will pass a Pink house to your left.

Shortly thereafter take a right on the tiled track just next to an electrical tower and you are no more than 1km from the race packet pick up location. There is a bridge yet to be built so you will take a 100m detour to the right over a mud track - Maruti 800's and low slung cars have been here so dont worry. Skirt the school under construction and climb back onto the tiled pathway when you turn right. The start  and finish location is 300m ahead of you - Park in the plot on the left and see you at the house under construction on the right - Rose Farm

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This is what the expo location looks like just now - everything about the run is absolutely cross country!! The runs will also start and finish here.

For those coming from Delhi via the Highway - exit at IFFCO Chowk and turn left on MG Road and pass Metropolitan Mall on your left and then JMD Plaza. At Sikanderpur - turn right - you will then cross the Bristol Round about with the hotel on your right and carry on straight past Mega Mall - rest of the directions are as above.
This is the route link - http://runkeeper.com/user/RahulVerghese/activity/331547123

Try and car-pool - to stay green and not jam the parking area.


The EXPO will include information and sales of Running And Living shorts, microfibre briefs and water bottle belts and more

Participants need to be for the 5km run at least 5 years old

Participants need to be for the 10 km run at least 12 years old


Get as many of your family and friends to join us so that they can cheer you on at several points and make it your funnest race as you see their placards, they photograph you and cheer loudly for you, as well as the other runners. Experience the Aravallis, early in the morning with peacocks, hares, Nilgai and the sunrise.

The Max Health Care medical team, water, toilets, sports drinks and time check will be there - we want you safe and injury free with treatment close at hand if required.

Smile for the cameras. Hydrate and have your snack. Medals will be given to each finisher at the finish line and a certificate will be handed over at the certificate counter. Enjoy the slideshow of the photographs at the snacksafter the finish.

 

Tons of photographs are available on facebook
Album 1 - Click Here
Album 2 - Click Here

The stellar performances which require special mention were:
10K Open

Bib # Name Time Hrs:min Rank
1361 NAVEEN KUMAR 0:37 1
1391 SOMBIR SINGH 0:39 2
1390 SITA RAM 0:42 3
1397 VIKASH KUMAR 0:42 4
1355 KULDEEP N/A 0:43 5
1375 RAJESH KUMAR 0:43 6
1370 PARVEEN KUMAR 0:44 7
1393 SONU KUMAR 0:44 8
1343 PAWAN KUMAR 0:44 9
1372 PRITAM KUMAR 0:45 10
1352 KARAN SINGH 0:46 11
1398 VIKRANT KULERIYA 0:48 12
1350 Javier Verstraete 0:36 13
1360 Martyn Smith 0:51 14
1449 Rohtas bagoriya 0:52 15
1334 Chandan Singh Negi 0:55 16
1378 Ravinder Singh 0:55 17
1362 Neeraj Agrawal 0:56 18
1328 anil kumar 0:58 19
1335 Col. Yash Bhatnagar 0:59 20
1369 PARDEEP MALIK 0:59 21
1388 Simanta Baruah 1:05 22
1369 Abhijit Singh Anand 1:06 23
1366 Nikhilesh Bhatia 1:07 24
1434 Ramit K Lalit 1:07 25

Half Marathon

Bib # Name Time Hrs:min Rank
469 PARDEEP YADAV 1:48 1
470 karam singh 2:02 2
473 Makoto Fujita 2:03 3
474 Cowson 2:12 4
475 Yugank Raj Singh 2:23 5
476 VIJAY BARIWAL 2:28 6
477 Amit Sinha 2:41 7
478 sandeep sharma 2:43 8
479 Adil Nargolwalla 2:47 9
480 Manish Verma 2:54 10
481 ANUJ AGGARWAL 3:05 11
482 Praveen Rana 3:13 12
484 Abhishek Bhargava 3:21 13
485 Athreya M 3:21 14
486 SHALABH GUPTA 3:22 15



For detailed results of the 10K and Half Marathon Click here
Congratulations to all the 5km finishers on this very tough course and tough time of the year

The 6 women finishers of the 10.55k distance are:

Bib # Name Time Hrs:min Rank
1325 Amrata Baghel 1:20 1
1399 Vimal Dhupar 1:22 2
1329 Antra Tyagi 1:30 3
1385 SHALINI Asthana 1:30 4
1364 Nidhi Malik 1:44 5
1429 Bhvya Mehta 1:44 6


For detailed results of the 10K Click here

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