Pacers

PACERS

Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 01:45

Name: Ajit Singh

Profile: I have been Running for past 6 years. I love pacing when I am not racing. It is a nice gesture of giving back to running community which has given me so much. Also it gives a great sense of satisfaction helping so many runners achieving their targets or Personal best.
I have been podium finisher in couple of domestic runs like BNP Endurathon 12.5k in 2015. Also came 2nd at Kundalika river run in 2016. I helped my team to be second runner-up in 12 hour stadium relay run covering 26.50 km in 2 hours.
Durshet Forest 21k run/2015/1:35:21 . Airtel Delhi HM/2015/1:31:50 . SCMM HM/2016/ pacing 2 hour bus . 12 Hour stadium Run Mumbai /2016/ 2:00:00 . I did 26.5km in 2 hours

Facebook group:AHM 2016 / 1:45 & 1:50 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1257831517584257/


Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 01:50

Name: Naveen Kumar Rao

Profile: I started running in 2015 with the Hyderabad Runners and completed 3 Half Marathons and 2 Full Marathons across Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi since then. I recently completed a Half Marathon with a second place finish and personal best timing of 1 hour and 35 mins at the Hyderabad Runner's Club Run.
I am very keen on sharing the joy of running through my city and helping all the fellow runners cross finish line within their target time. Till then train hard, take proper rest, recover well. Wishing everyone a very happy tapering.

Facebook group:AHM 2016 / 1:45 & 1:50 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1257831517584257/


Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 02.00

Name: NV Anand

Profile: Even though I have been running since I was 18, it was only to keep fit. I discovered my passion and the time for long distance running only in 2013 and have not looked back since. Running has been a part of my small talk, big talk, takes a large part of my everyday planning and I find that it is a great stress buster. Running is like medicine to the body and soul. It can heal pain (some may think otherwise) and disappointment. I love running in the rain and hills appeal a lot, especially the down slopes) A Sub-2 hr timing is like every runner's dream. Those aiming a Sub-2hr timing at the AHM 2016, get on the "Andy - Bus". We will watch the clock at the finish line show nothing more than "01" at the hours place as we whizz past the finish line. Together, we will conquer the hills and flyovers with practice, preparation and strength. We will welcome those dropping off the 1:45 bus and encourage the 2:15 bus guys to join us

Facebook group:AHM 2016 / 2:00 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1569234023379930/


Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 02.00

Name: Udit Joshi

Profile: I have been running with HR for the last couple of years. During this time I transitioned from a normal guy with routine fitness to a marathoner with several half and full marathons under my belt. The journey has been eventful with several fond memories. The AHM is a tough route and completing the half marathon in 2 hours may pose a challenge for a lot of folks, especially those who are not familiar with the route. The elevation is routinely underestimated and the route is quite challenging with weather playing an important part. As I've run of this route several times, I have a fair idea of what to expect. I will accordingly use my experience to implement a strategy to take maximum people along and help them achieve this running goal which should be a prized memory

Facebook group:AHM 2016 / 2:00 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1569234023379930/


Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 02.00

Name: Kanako Morita

Profile: My name is Kanako. I'm from Japan. Running is such a big part of my life - it keeps me fit, reduces stress, and helps me maintain a disciplined lifestyle. I've been running for over 20 years. I was a middle distance runner in high school, but I shifted to triathlons and marathons later on. My PRs are 37 min for 10k, 1:24 for half-marathon, and 3:15 for the full marathon. The Ironman 70.5 is a new event for me! My first race was this year's Ironman Putrajaya (Malaysia), where I finished in 5:49 and 5th in my age group. It was a tough race, but I loved it. My training regimen is simple: Running at KBR, followed by intense yoga twice a week. I study anatomy and nutrition, and with my physical education teaching license, I'm always looking for new things to learn. Want to know more? Check out my training website at https://sites.google.com/site/kanasalltraining/. Good luck to all the runners. Let's get it done!

Facebook group:AHM 2016 / 2:00 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1569234023379930/


Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 02.15

Name: Mahadevan

Profile: Mahadevan runs for the fun of it and is motivated by the possibility of having high quality filter coffee and dosa at the end of a long run! From someone who would earlier avoid running and gym like the plague, he's now a regular runner and someone who wouldn't miss his Sunday long run for anything. Mahad has done 2 FMs and a number of HMs, with his best timing being 1.57 @ SCMM 2016. Join the 2.15 bus with Mahad and enjoy the ups, downs and the flyovers of AHM 2016, along with lots of chatting and BS along the way.

Facebook group:AHM 2016 / 2:00 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1569234023379930/


Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 02.15

Name: Parul Sheth

Profile: Parul Sheth has been running for over a decade, and has been running Full Marathons for the last 5 years. Her PB is 3:48. She has also participated in several Half Marathons across the country and her PB is 1:53. She has a running blog and has published a book, The Running Soul.

Facebook group:AHM 2016 / 2:15 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1717231328521642/


Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 02.15

Name: Saroj Mati

Profile: Saroj Mati is an active sports person who used to enjoy sprinting in his young days. He was bitten by the 'long-distance running bug' shortly after moving to Hyderabad in 2014. Now he enjoys running marathons and endurance cycling. After running Half marathon in AHM-2014, he has graduated to Full Marathon in AHM-2015 with PB of 4:02. His Half Marathon PB is 2:00. Being a local runner, Saroj Mati is very familiar with the challenging race route of 'Airtel Hyderabad Marathon'. His approach would be to follow a systematic pacing strategy based on the elevation profile. He is looking forward to working with the '2:15 Pacing Bus' to meet everyone's race day goals.

Facebook group:AHM 2016 / 2:15 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1717231328521642/


Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 02.45 Hr

Name: Niranjan Gopinathan

Profile: Running comes naturally to all of us and it is the first sport that we learn as kids. I always tell people that "If I can run, so can you". Running has numerous benefits and one has to just get started and he or she will get hooked on to it. Change will not happen overnight and setbacks will occur, but by embracing the road, you will find yourself stronger, more confident and will enjoy every breath that you take in the journey. Everybody can run. Fauja Singh has completed a marathon when he was 100+ years old, Major DP Singh, a Kargil war hero runs without a leg. So can you. Just get out there on the road, enjoy running and start leading a healthy lifestyle. I was a 2:15 pacer for the Hyderabad Runner Club Run in 2015 and the 2:20 Bus pacer for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in 2016. Come and join me for the 2:30 Bus at the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon this year.

Facebook group:AHM 2016 / 2:45 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/525801907629071/


Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 02.30

Name: Jacqueline Babitha Xavier

Profile: Starded running in 2013, I had my bittersweet moments during my journey into fitness, from fighting injuries, to podium finishes (podium 7/10 in HM; podiums in 4/5 10 K races), Representing our country in Open Masters Asian Meet 2015 and winning medals, representing leading sports brands (Puma and FastAndUp) to winning accolades from the loved ones. My PB (10 K PB-50.01 Min; HM PB 1.59.01 Hrs) Hyderabad roads are my home turfs and am familiar with ups and downs, having run on various parts of AHM route a myriad of miles, and having being the Pacer for HM 2:45 bus in AHM 2014, will come handy in taking my 2:30 bus by schedule. Lets rock and roll enroute to your PB, this AHM.

Facebook group:AHM 2016 / 2:30 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/525801907629071/


Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 02:30

Name: Ramanjit singh

Profile: A bits and bytes (IT) guy by profession, Ramanjit Singh, chanced into distance running in 2013 after completing a 5K event organized by Pune Running. He started training regularly with the super enthusiastic Magarpatta branch of Pune Running, and before he knew it, the addiction took hold and there's been no looking back since. He feels there's no better way than running to de-stress and re-energize. His first official run was AHM 2013. Since then he's done 4 full marathons and 10+ half marathons; with a personal best of 04:17 in full marathon (SCMM 2015) and 01:46 in half marathon (Nashik Spirit Run 2013). He trains 5 days a week and is currently working on aerobic base building by following the MAF (Dr Phil Maffetone's max aerobic function) method. His goal is to run a sub four full marathon and then maybe, go for Comrades some day! Having moved to Hyderabad a year back, he's been joining the dynamic and energetic HR (Hyderabad Runners) on their Sunday long runs and is thankful to many HR veterans for their valuable guidance. He has run the AHM half marathon twice officially (2013 and 2015) and many more times during training runs; and feels he's in a good position to help others achieve their target timing.

Facebook group:AHM 2016 / 2:30 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/525801907629071/


Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 02:30

Name: Udit Arora

Profile: I started running in 2014 when I did my first ever 5k at AHM from a total sedentary lifestyle. I somehow completed that 5k while thinking that I won't do any such stupid painful thing in life ever. But after crossing the finishing line and receiving my first ever running medal, things changed and before I could even realize I became a runner. All that changed after I met Hyderabad Runners and started running with the group and following the tips over emails and during the runs which immensely helped me and I took up running seriously. Because of all the help from this wonderful group I got ready for half marathon in less than 6 months and did my first half marathon in Feb 2015 at Club Run. I did 8 timed half marathons in different parts of country in 2015 itself. I completed my first full marathon in Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon - 2016 and that was a thoroughly enjoyable, fun experience. Results: Half Marathon: 1:58:37 @ IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon 2016 Full Marathon: 5:40:15 @ Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2016

Facebook group:AHM 2016 / 2:30 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1165588970180787/


Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 02:45

Name: Devander Bhatia

Profile: Devander is an Engineer by profession and has been running long distances for a few years now. He has participated in a number of Marathons,Half marathons, cycling expeditions and other adventure activities including sailing and river rafting. Running for him is Zen. He strives to enjoy the run and would look forward to take new runners aspiring to complete the Half marathon in the 2:45 time slot. He intends to make it a wonderful and fun run for all runners joining his bus.

Facebook group:AHM 2016 / 2:45 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1165588970180787/


Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 02:45

Name: Ushakiran Venigalla

Profile: Even though I participated in Konaseema half marathon in 2014 without any proper training/running experience, I started my formal running since July 2015. AHM half marathon in Aug 2015 - finished in 2.26 mnts and got 4th pl in my age category(50) Bangalore half marathon in October 2015 - got 4th pl nd finished in 2.20 mnts. Hyderabad 10k run in 2015 in 55 mnts won the 3rd pl in veteran category. CISF half marathon - finished in 2.11 mnts. Participated in state masters atheletics meet won 3 gold in 800, 1500 and 5k Participated in National masters atheletics meet in Jan 2016 and won 1 gold nd 2 silver. From there directly came to Amaravathi marathon and finished in 2.15 mnts and won first pl in my age category. Club run 10k and finished in 1.02 Mts.

Facebook group:AHM 2016 / 2:45 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1165588970180787/


Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 3:00

Name: Vaishali Mane

Profile: I started running in 2012 and have done several half marathons, Marathons & Ultras. Last year I have run Hyderabad, Bangalore & New York. I run for fitness, for the "Runners High" and to get some "ME" time to clear the cobwebs of my mind. I am very much looking forward to pacing 3:00 Hour bus in this AHM.

Facebook group:AHM 2016 / 3:00 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1093433714062649/


Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 3:00

Name: Kaushik Mukherjee

Profile: A sprinter/swimmer during his school & university days, Kaushik Mukherjee is now an aspiring triathlete who has successfully completed the Wildflower California Long Course and Chennai Half Iron Distance events earlier this year. Having participated in multiple Half/Full Marathon events since he resumed running about 5 years back, he knows (from personal experience!) the difference a pacer can make to runners who attempt long-distance races. This is his attempt to give back to the running community by pacing the 3:00 bus to the finish line on August 28th. In his other role, he runs FAB BAG (www.fabbag.com) - India's largest beauty subscription service out of Mumbai where he currently resides with his wife and son.

Facebook group: AHM 2016 / 3:00 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1093433714062649/


Race Category: Half Marathon

Target Time: 3:00

Name: Mahesh Dundigalla

Profile: After about a year of running, loving the exhilarating feel of the sole of your shoe touching the ground at every step has given immense pleasure to my soul. The year 2015 has changed my life when I took to running which is when I found my inner calling towards running. I felt like I rediscovered my life. It has been an amazing journey with Hyderabad Runners and I have completed 19 official half-marathons so far. It's an honor to steer the three hour bus for the AHM 2016. Why should you come in my bus? Slow and steady, we'll make sure that you enjoy your run, the landscape of Hyderabad, the ups and downs of the flyovers and the historical hills of the Deccan. Notorious for being the toughest city marathon I'll try my very best to make it more enjoyable. As we go, we'll welcome the people from earlier buses into our gang and keep them motivated and hydrated to finish the run in our bus. We can relate the joy and triumph of finishing the run and it is all worth it.

Facebook group:AHM 2016 / 3:00 Hr HM Bus : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1093433714062649/