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Thanks to Participants : Mii Triathlon, Pune, 02 mar 2014 – First time in Open waters at Pune

ImageHi Friends,

It went off so smooth, we never realized when it was over; thanks to all the participants, volunteers and spectators which made the event.  With an addition of Olympic Distance and moving the Triathlon to Open Waters to outskirts of the city, we were little apprehensive about the participation as many had fear of Open waters, few had apprehensions about cleanliness of water etc etc, but having tested the water and arranging for Practice Swim a week earlier removed all apprehensions and to our surprise it became an International Event. We had participants from Scotland, Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada,  Israel and others apart from Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Satara, Bangalore and many other places across India.

Event had three categories for Men and Women – Olympic Distance, Sprint and Novice. Youngest participant was 11 years old – Master Rohit Dewal, who cut the cake at the Finish line to celebrate the event.

Though the route for cycling and Running went through hills and made it a tough course, testing everyone’s endurance; everyone enjoyed the ride and had satisfaction on their faces at the Finish.

Potential always existed here but for the platform and opportunity. We look forward to take participants to new heights when it comes to next event… Await announcement !

Happy Swimming – Cycling – Running !

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Mii Triathlon : 02 Mar 2014, Pune, India

ImageHi Friends,

Here comes 3rd edition of Mii Triathlon at Pune India, on 02 Mar 2014, with Olympic Distance and moving to Open Water Swim. For Pune its going to be the first time ever. Test your metal. We all can do it; just need a start somewhere. Pick up your Tri-Suit / Cycle and join in.

You have three categories – Novice / Sprint / Olympic Distance.

You can get details of the race at .

Registrations open on 03 Feb 2014.

Book your place now!

Happy Swimming – Cycling – Running!

Triathlon : Does the age really matter ?

FB 27 Nov 4It surprised me when I was reading about the Triathletes; they say average age of a Triathlete who participates for an Ironman race is 40! Can you believe this!

What does it mean; if translated otherwise – it means – As one gets older it makes us more tough.

It’s all Mental nothing Physical about it!

So don’t allow the thought of aging set in your mind; feel younger and go for it!!

Whichever side of Forty you are; We all can do it; Go for it.

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Mii Triathlon :08 Dec 2013 – Sprint and Novice Triathlon, Tilak Tank – Pune

ImageHi Friends,

Here comes a Sprint and Novice Triathlon for all on 08 Dec 2013 at Tlak Tank, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune.

It had been a great experience in Jul when we had our first Novice Triathlon.

It surprised me when I was reading about the Triathletes; they say average age of a Triathlete who participates for an Ironman race is 40! Can you believe this!

What does it mean; if translated otherwise – it means to me – As one gets older it makes us more tough.

It’s all Mental nothing Physical about it!

Even for a Marathoner (World class Performance); as they say his / her best comes at the age of 28 – 30, same if applied here- For  a Triathlete – more the age better the performance..

So don’t allow the thought of aging set in your mind; feel younger and go for it!!

We all can do it; Go for it.

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Happy Swimming – Cycling – Running!

Preventive Medicine Missing : Alarming dis -proportion : Sporting Facilities vis-s-vis Hospitals / Clinics!

ImageNext to our Boxing Club is one of the biggest Hospital in Pune. However, when i had a good look at it other day, while exercising found that, they are constructing another building behind main hospital, as they are not able to cope up with the rush of patients. The new building is going to be more taller than the earlier one.

What does one make out of it? There is a pressure on Hospitals!!

That set me thinking to check the no. of hospitals and no. sporting / exercising facilities available. To my surprise, i found at every corner / junction there was a doctor clinic or hospital but when i searched for sporting / exercising facilities hardly any when compared to mushrooming of doctors clinics / hospitals.(And still they say there are less doctors!!)

Why do no. of patients outweigh the fit people around!!

is this an alarming site??

Probably yes; is there a need for generating awareness.

Is there a need for getting people move out for exercise or is it an ordinary site every where and take it as a norm!

Does it start with Schools; there are no grounds in the schools for students to play, they have a Physical Training class everyday but what would they be doing without ground?

Is this leading to such a dis-proportion?

Keep wondering about the priorities we have!

Is there a need to start running / jogging / exercising daily; may be just 40 mins a day or is it too big a time to avoid doctors / hospitals!!

Is there a need to develop more sporting facilities than hospitals as a preventive medicine?

Happy Boxing! Happy Running! Happy Cycling! Happy Swimming!

My Triathlon 14 Jul 2013: Thanks to Participants, Team Pune Running and COEM

ImageWe had a shortened version of Sprint Triathlon consisting 300 mtrs Swim – 10 Kms Cycling – and 5 kms Running on 14 Jul 2013. The objective was to give a feel of Triathlon to everyone and get realization of own potential so as to go ahead with some benchmark for ourselves.

This was the first time such an event was organized in Pune. The event went off so smoothly that when it was over; nobody realized we could ever host it this way. There was lot of curiosity, ambiguity and much more when we took up this as a project. Firstly we would like to thank Nikhil Shah and Pune Running for coming ahead, supporting us although the preparations till execution. Kaustubh Kesarkar, the Race Director (himself a Comrades Finisher twice) and Vishal kamath, Asst Director for the Race need a special mention for going through minutest of the details in organizing the Race.

We had 112 registrations and finally 90 participated in the event. The best time clocked was 59 mins by Ms. Chaitrali Pavanaskar and average time taken was 1 hr 15 mins. But timing was secondary for most as it was their first such attempt and dream of doing a Triathlon came true.

After the event many wanted to go in for it again with increased distances. We then felt to go in for 500 mtrs swim – 15 kms Cycling – 5 kms Running in Oct this year. We are sure in Oct 2013 we will have more participants going for it.

The un-sung contributors have been Students from College of Event and Media, Pune; who volunteered to provide support the Race without any expectations. Big thanks to them also.

The event also saw, Manoj Pingale, an Olympian in Boxing (Seoul 1988) felicitating Nishit Biniwale (Ironman Finisher at Auatria this year), and 3 Comrades Kaustubh Kesarkar, Vivek Prasad and Dnyanesh Chitnis.

Thanks to all participants and see you in Oct in great strength!

Happy Swimming – Cycling – Running!!

Introducing “My Triathlon” for Everyone of Us : 14 Jul 2013 : We all Have it in Us! Give your best and set a benchmark for yourself.

ImageI was wondering about why not have it as regular event in our system; is it only for the people who want to go for competitions or can it be a part of our daily workout regime.

Benefits as i look at it are as follows:

It provides you with a variety in Fitness Training over a week.

It can be one of the best cross-Training methods to develop endurance, strength and  give yourself a complete  body exercise.

It can improve your self confidence (i.e Mental Strength)

Body weight no doubt remains under check!! If you are a Triathlete, burgers and pizzas and whatever will get consumed no matter in whatever quantity you eat!!

Make you meet people from different walks of life and different sports and perception.

If you are attempting it for the first time; experience it once; we need to Venture in to Unknown, to Understand Self better!!

There are many such benefits but as i look at it;  I got to do it myself (a Bottom Line).

Many who may be good runners but over the years have kept even learning the swimming (a Basic essential) on the back burner. get to swimming pool and learn it and experience the thrill of swimming.

Look forward to see you all in strength with your Family and Friends on 14 Jul 2013 at Tilak Tank, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune

Happy Boxing!

Happy Running!

Happy Cycling!

Happy Swimming!

n Wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Life!

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