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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

Why did I not get my results SMS? – Ask Your Race Director

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 often...
Posted On 26 Sep 2017

The De-acceleration Zone – Ask Your Race Director

In race design, various aspects of the running route have to be given due care so that runner safety and experience is not compromised. In most runs, I have seen the least amount of care is given to the de acceleration zone. In fact, probably if there is one zone that needs a...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017

121st HM – Course Measurement / Garmin accuracy test

My 121st HM was run today under rather difficult climatic conditions. But in the summer months when there are no events to run, I like to do something interesting with the runs to keep me engaged. This is what I did. Picking up on our newly acquired skills in Course Measurement,...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017

India’s First Race Director by the Road Runners Club of America

Proud to have been certified as India’s first Race Director by the Road Runners Club of America. Was handed over the certificate last night at the Convention dinner at Detroit. Last year I acted as a Race Director to a handful of races across the country. This role came...
Posted On 12 Mar 2017

It is easier to be a quality tester than to be a start-up founder

“Venkat, it is easier to be a auditor than to be an accountant” Mr Ashwin Mehta – Circa 1978 Mr Ashwin Mehta was the partner of the Chartered Accountant firm where I had enrolled as an articled trainee. Green behind the ears, I was sitting with a page full of...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016

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...
Posted On 06 Jan 2016

Pace Calculator

Thank-you for choosing to pace your run by using the Beta version of the PACE CALCULATOR Objective: 1) To enable runners who have not trained by running the full event distance to estimate their approximate finish time. 2) To help runners choose the appropriate Pacer’s Bus for...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015

Our office – Fully staffed and functional

Our office is fully staffed and functional. The office has been owned by Venkat for more than 2 decades now and is fully equipped for meeting the growth requirements. The office is on the ground floor and is directly accessible from the building compound. Being away from the main...
Posted On 07 Oct 2014

YouTooCanRun Office Inauguration

We had a office Dassera Pooja today. It was  a first in the nascent growth of YouTooCanRun. This office has been owned by Venkat for more than 2 decades now and has seen a variety of avatars. But after YouTooCanRun has gone live with its operations, it has been a first pooja. In...
Posted On 03 Oct 2014