Raising the spirits of runners in the city, a half marathon was held on February 16, organized jointly by the Department of Physical education, UoH and Hyderabad Runners club. ‘Celebrating the spirit of running’ was the motto of the event.
The challenging part of the event was the 21.1 Kilometre half marathon which tested the stamina of the runners. The event also had a 3 Kilometre short run as well as a 10 Kilometre run for the beginners. The marathon started early morning and the route passed through some of the most important land marks inside the university campus. The event was flagged of by dignitaries including Prof.E.Haribabu, Vice-chancellor University of Hyderabad and officials from department of physical education, office of the Dean, students’ welfare, and office bearers of Hyderabad Runners club.
The event started and finished at the open air auditorium (Sukhoon ground) .Suman Choudary and S.Aditi from UoH won the 2nd and 3rd positions in the half marathon for female runners. Celebrity runners included model turned actor Milind Soman.
As many participants agreed, a marathon is not just about running but a real test of physical fitness. Telecommunication service provider Airtel was the main sponsor of the event.
By Joyel K.Pious, MA-Communication
Picture Credits: Prem Kumar and Aurka Provo Das