Last November I got the opportunity to run in the Marathon organised by Letsrun team. As soon as I reached that venue the whole aroma was sensitizing and elative…endorphins were out on the track even before the run by the Rock music..a smart Event Jockey and that gives a good warm up .
The Class of people was so friendly and boost ups. All had come not to see any celebrity or hear any lecture of a leader but JUST TO RUN.
Time management was excellent. The way the DJ went along with us for first kilometer gave a good pace (although I missed it later on when the lactic acid made the calves cry ).
Although the finish line seemed very far in last few minutes and was thinking to ask for a lift… but alas no vehicles allowed there… then saw Dr Vinod Tiwary Sir clapping to all & that was enough to limp up to the finish line.. BRAVO.. And then met my friend Dr Alok Dixit, a seasoned runner, and after a selfie with him as was ready to say bye to him, he to my surprise said… “Breakfast le ke jaa”… Hunger pangs were equally rhyming with the calf pain.. so the offer made me walk pace to pace with Dr Alok to the Grand feast… it was so hygienic and nourishing… I had forgotten all table manners as if a lion gets a deer after a long hunt.
Then, Dr Vinod Tiwary Sir & other seniors of Letsrun team stood for hours patiently to give medals to all of us… felt as it I have won Olympic Gold
The registration fees was actually very nominal seeing the facilities provided. It can be increased further so that the team is not at loss.. Diabetes & Hypertension after all comes with money.. so spending few chips ultimately saves more when it comes to health.
Why I wished to write it all today & not earlier because I am seeing that most other local marathons are not up to the mark. They neither serve the purpose for which they aim… nor do they convey the message for health properly…. just think if you want to spread the message for Swacch Bharat and you are asking all to run… all the trash of T-shirts thrown on roads, the disposables of water thrown helter shelter by the participants… after the event the whole scene is dirtier than before.. No bio toilets.. all can be seen peeing road sides.. poor ladies cant dare even that.
Marathon should be reserved to spread the message of health.. Nice aesthetic disciplined atmosphere like LetsRun leaves an aura of happiness at the end which tempts the participants to return to the track next time.. fitter & slimmer.
It will be great if the team garlands the finishers with medals as soon as they reach finish line ..they can take selfies soon after.. it will save time and energy of participants and organizers..
Waiting to meet u all in the next event.. till then Run..n..Rock..n…Roll ..
Kudos Dr Vinay and Team
Dr Rohit Mishra