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Testimonial From Ashok Someshwar

Race Organisation – The Other Side of the Race. It was early August, 2019 when I received a call from Venkat, asking me what I was upto, and I replied saying I was blissfully enjoying my retired life. Little did I know that all that was going to change very soon, and I...
Posted On 29 Oct 2020

Testimonial From Mukund Bhogle

I will eventually recover enough to thank everyone who made MIT Aurangabad Heritage Half Marathon 2016 a success that we are proud of right in its first edition, but let me start by thanking one person who was involved right from the time we conceived the idea, who encouraged us,...
Posted On 17 Oct 2020

#AskYourRaceDirector – Breakfasts and Running Events

There is an expectation that hot breakfast must be served in all running events. Some runners complain on social media about it without realising the practical difficulties in such arrangements. . Here is my point of view 1. Arranging hot breakfast is a matter of whether it has...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020

#AskYourRaceDirector – Why did I not get my results sms?

Many runners end up running races and not getting their basic right. Their race results. . In this multipart post, we seek to answer how errors get injected into different parts of the process. The first step is where the data gets captured. The registration platform. It has...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020

#AskYourRaceDirector – Pacing

Q.1 I intend to personally pace a friend of mine in the next running event. I am not registered and I intend to run a part of the distance to encourage him. Nothing wrong in that I suppose? . Ans. Before going into the answer, some preface. There are rules for any sport and it is...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020

#AskYourRaceDirector – About Photos and Running

I was in conversation with Savio D’Souza, ( one of India’s most leading National level Olympian of yesteryears and trainer, for those who came in late ) and asked him for a photo from his winning days. He confessed that he had probably none. . Compared to this, most...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020

#AskYourRaceDirector – WNC Navy Half Marathon

Can BKC accommodate so many runners is a moot point of discussion. Also what are safety precautions to prevent the HM runners doing 02.05 or faster from being elbowed by the 10K back??? I have had an incident & thus this is not a story…  . My response: TLDR: Too many...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020

#AskYourRaceDirector: The De-acceleration Zone

It takes a great deal of planning and experience in executing the perfect race course and things that go into making it a smooth run have been meticulously taken care of. One of the most important aspects of a marathon is the path provided for the run. The start to finish route...
Posted On 24 Jan 2020

The Sports Gurukul has partnered with YouTooCanRun to provide Race Management services and manage Schoolathon event logistics to create a combined unique sporting experience

The Sports Gurukul launches Schoolathon series of running events. Supports our Prime Minister’s vision of “Fit India Movement” The Sports Gurukul is proud to launch the Schoolathon series of running events, across India, aimed at inculcating athletic and healthy...
Posted On 12 Oct 2019

RACES Insight

We have the pleasure in sending you our occasional newsletter, in which we share our insights on how to improve your running event. We share tips, tricks and best practices as well as news and anecdotes that will add value to your event and the runners who register for it....
Posted On 24 Sep 2019