Sunday, October 6, 2013

5K Run - Coimbatore Marathon - 2013

It was an awesome moment when I crossed the finish line of the 5K run. I had a sense of pride in running the 5 kilometers in aid of the Coimbatore Cancer Foundation along with the most civilized fellow Coimbatorians.

The arrangements were hassle free by the Organizing from the lineup, track, refreshments, medal counters and the breakfast. The Team showed real spirit of organizing and set an example for team work and event management.

The support by the Coimbatore Corporation and the Government of Tamil Nadu was awesome. A special thanks to the Coimbatore City Police Department for all the effort and the totally Awesome and Friendly security provided at the venue and along the course. A special Hats Off to each and every police personnel.

To inspire the 5K runners, was none other than Dr. C. Sylendra Babu, ADGP at the starting point.

As the run began, Karthik Ram and myself split once we entered the race course not meeting till the run was complete.

Had beautiful nostalgia going on as a slide show in my mind how my aunt Subbalakshmi who lost her battle with cancer having fought it for over a decade. She was the first person whom I knew who had Cancer and was the source because of whom I came to know what Cancer was.

Then came the beautiful thoughts of all the people whom I knew who lost it to cancer to name a few Janaki Aunty (Hyderabad), Janaki Aunty (Coimbatore) and Razya Aunty. All my well wishers who had taught me something or the other in my life.

I also had some inspiration from a few people who are fighting their battle with Cancer and are living a normal life. Prefer not to name them.

Overall, I had a good time and was proud to run the 5K run for the Coimbatore Cancer Foundation.

Thank you family for believing that this 82Kg person would be finishing the Marathon. Thank you friends for the best wishes and Special thank you to Kumar Uncle for the beautiful ride to the venue. Thank you Karthik Ram for collecting the kit on my behalf.

Signing off,
Bib Id #5201
Naveen

P.S: Here are a few pics.