27. 01. 2013
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Mumbai Marathon

Mumbai Marathon

Running is the last thing that many would associate with India. And yet this year, the Standard Charter Mumbai marathon celebrated its tenth anniversary, attracting over 40,000 runners across four distances, a tenth...

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13. 01. 2013
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Supercharge your running: Altitude training

Supercharge your running: Altitude training

  Want to improve your personal best at running, cycling or triathlon? Add some altitude training. ‘With less oxygen at altitude, you body has to adapt to work with less,’ explains Richard Pullan,...

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08. 01. 2013
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Training with the Gorkhas

Training with the Gorkhas

  Gurkhas are renowned for their strength and endurance.. So you can imagine how I felt at the thought of running 25kms with 12 of them, high in the mountains of the Himalayas....

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06. 01. 2013
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Creating a champion? Gorkha runners

Creating a champion? Gorkha runners

Some have shoes with holes in them, others a size too big.  Almost all of them are secondhand yet it has  not stopped this group of Indian Gorkhas from running.  And running well....

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30. 12. 2012
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Running with Indians

Running with Indians

I thought I got up early to run. But here in Mumbai, Sunday runs start between 5 – 5.30am even in their winter when the days are cooler. It was pitch black and...

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29. 12. 2012
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Hill training in the Himalayas

Hill training in the Himalayas

Hill training takes on a new meaning when  you throw the Himalayas into the mix. Add to that the fact that I will be training at altitude, and this could give me that...

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28. 12. 2012
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Run – Walk Marathon Race Strategy

Run – Walk Marathon Race Strategy

What do you do if you’ve crashed out of marathon training with an injury? Give up entirely or readjust your approach to the race? This is the dilemma I faced while training for...

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27. 12. 2012
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Marine Drive, Mumbai

Marine Drive, Mumbai

  As I flew into Mumbai on Boxing Day, the smog hovered over the city like a thick blanket, and the planes wings looked as if they would clip the tops of the...

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25. 12. 2012
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Mumbai & Masala Dosa

Mumbai & Masala Dosa

Xmas Day and while everyone else is probably tucking into chocolates and champers, I’m en route to Mumbai. In under four weeks, I will be running the Mumbai marathon, which is now in...

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21. 12. 2012
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Lake Garda Marathon

Lake Garda Marathon

  I’ve stood on start lines in some stunning locations, but few quite as spectacular  as the Lake Garda marathon. The race starts in the beautiful village of Limone sur Garda on the...

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