Sunday, April 29, 2018

Rasipuram Rotary mega marathon-2018

Another Marathon from a Place near to my hometown. The Rasipuram Rotary mega marathon-2018 was flagged off from the Thiruvalluvar Government Arts College, Rasipuram. As Usual, I pulled my entire family to register! Since it was the first time for Rasipuram Rotary organizers, the marathon was not organized properly. Organizer were starting all race category, every 5 minutes without following the official start time. There were few things that went wrong while organizing this marathon. No portable toilets / No medical aid. I agree for the first time its difficult to organize an  error-free marathon, but it’s a great start by Rotary club and it would take some years to do it right.

Parents Atrocity: There was an event category of 3KM Run, where children between 7-15 years were encouraged to participate. Parents were losing their cool and shouting at the kids for not running continuously. Funny part, the parents were not running along the children. They were chasing the kids on their bike and shouting at them. Dear parents! first, you are not even walking 3 kms along with the kid, how could you expect them to run? You got to understand that kids cannot run continuously on first day.

Today’s Children are spending less time in free play and exercise than our generations who spent lot of times in walking and bicycling. “Dear parents, instead of yelling use a firm soft tone and Encourage them to run."

Rasipuram Marathon organizer should have set a necessary boundary for parents. They should not have let the parents inside the marathon trial. Also, lot of Vehicles were crossing the trails.

Positive side, Rasipuram Rotary mega marathon-2018 was a good platform for all the newbie runners and the Rasipuram people who got the experience and thrill of a marathon with cheering crowds at the finish line and medal. I Could see the excitement in the organizer who was handling the gunshot at the beginning of the race.

At the 4th Kilometer,  I hit the wall accidentally. The shoes did not quite fit correctly and the skin constantly started to rub against the edges of the shoe and it made me difficult to move further. It took a great zeal to complete my marathon. We received hard copy of the certificate, but medal could have been improved. Break fast was very tasty.

As a part of the Marathon Registration, we received free coupon for Ice Cream from Amilma Ice Creams. Will write about the fun story we had as a part of Amilma Ice Creams.

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