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112th Half Marathon as a Pacer at Satara Hill Half Marathon 2016

HM # 112 3 hour Pacer #26 Last Sunday I ran the PNB Metlife Satara Hill Half Marathon – 2016 as the 3-hour pacer. I went to Satara two days before to help put things together. Team YouTooCanrun was involved in: – Registration of runners – Tracking and correcting...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016
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How We Go About Selecting Pacers

Here are the broad points based on which we choose the pacing team. When reviewing the past performance, we examine why the idea of ‘not a minute earlier and not a second late’ was not met. We know that even in the world’s leading marathons where the pacers are...

Of Pacing Teams

We are often asked how we put together pacing teams for the several events where we do them. So here is a rather detailed note on the efforts that goes into each such team.   – We handpick experienced runners for the pacing effort…we do not post on social media and...

Choosing Your Correct Pace/Pace Bus

The Problem: In all the years of running and pacing we have found that new runners (and even established ones) make the mistake of not choosing the appropriate pace. The consequences of this are that for every minute a runner runs fast in the first half he loses two minutes in...

Ramilo with Gorkhas – PUMA Ambassador

Roshni Rai is an Advocate by profession and based in Mumbai. She has left her corporate career in order to work for the betterment of runners from Darjeeling from where she hails. The project, titled as ‘Run with Roshni’ has supported more than 30 runners from Darjeeling. Most of...
Posted On 15 Sep 2015
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Storytelling on Running – An Unique event

YouTooCanRun was happy and proud to be associated in a unique event put together for the running community. Kommune, led by Roshan Abbas, has been doing story telling sessions around various topics such as Food, Travel etc. At the suggestion of Dr Shayamal Vallabhjee of Heal...
Posted On 23 Jul 2015
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Deaths and Running Events

Every time there is a death in a running event, it saddens me as a death that could have been easily avoided. At YouTooCanRun we have taken considerable measures to deal with such situations. The RACES registration platform is India’s only fully featured back office...
Posted On 20 Jul 2015
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Respect

At a recent runners dinner, I was wearing a tie. I had a long day of official meetings before I came for that dinner.  Photos on Facebook elicited the response as to why I was wearing one. A few days later I was standing in front of my tie rack and then it suddenly struck me that...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015
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Three Phases of a Runner

Social media and other forums receive comments ranging across the board. As the runner progresses in his running life, viewpoints and expectations change over  period of time. I am weaving such changes into other aspects of life which we will easily recognise. So the next time...

Parsi Owned Car

For those who are from Mumbai ( Bombay ), the term Parsi Owned Car may be a familiar one. For those who are from elsewhere, the Parsi community in Mumbai is known to be fastidious in the care and upkeep of its motor vehicles. Lavishing considerable attention all through its life,...
Posted On 28 Mar 2015
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