Precedent to the successful accomplishment of the “MARG Chennai Marathon” event, we take this grace occasion to thank all those who supported at some level or various forms to this social cause. We are delighted to share with the sports audience and Chennaites our heartiest gratitude with the catchphrase as below
A day when perseverance paid off
A day when the spirit triumphed
A day when joy shone brightly
A day when Chennai showed its true spirit and put its best foot forward
A day when over 100,000 Chennaites ran for a cause
A day when Chennai showed the world that it cares
Thank you Chennai for making the MARG Chennai Marathon A Success
Excerpts of the video clippings is live as below
For the English version of the You Tube click the video below
For the Tamil version of the You Tube click the video below
MARG Chennai marathon held on 29 August 2010 was successful and witnessed a huge turn out of about 70000 participants. Chennai runners were also one among them
Courtesy: Chennai Runners
Courtesy: Chennai Runners
Courtesy: Chennai Runners
Chennai runners are an informal assembly of people who share a passion for running. The group comprises of young, young at heart, and people whose youthfulness belies their age. They train together, travel to races, exchange stories and experiences among themselves.
MARG thanks Chennai runners for their active participation and wish them success in their endeavors
Running a marathon is not child’s play. It is important to train well before the marathon as well as watch what you eat and keep fit. Here are a few quick tips on what to eat in the days leading up to the Marathon:
High Carb, Low Fat: Go far high-carbohydrate foods like cereals, breads, fruits and vegetables. Don’t consume excessively fatty foods – you will end having more fat than fuel in your body.
Drink plenty of fluids.
Don’t experiment with foods or diets that you have not tried before. Stick to the foods that you are used to eating, but cut down the fatty ones.
The night before the race, eat a bit more than usual, but not too much. It helps.
Eat a familiar breakfast one or two hours before the start of the race. Pasta is considered one of the best breakfasts to have before a marathon – but don’t have it if you are not already used to the food.
Drink lots of fluids on the Marathon morning. Tank up again about 15 minutes before the gun.
A cup of coffee in the morning usually helps if you are used to it, but too much caffeine can lead to water loss. Watch it.
And oh, don’t forget to put that smile to your lips all the time!
We caught up with Samuuel Eddy who’s all set to run at Chennai Marathon this sunday.
Samuel Eddy is currently working for a shipping company A multi-faceted personality, Eddy’s career has seen him don multiple hats – From a planter’s job at AV Thomas to setting up Chennai’s first Event Management Company to handling Recreation Services for Corporates. He also has a nursery and a finishing school to his credit.
Here’s what Samuel Eddy says about his preparation for Marathon and the reason why he is planning to run
I happened to read the book titled the DNA of success, by Erasmus Wherein he states that a particular village in africa produces most number of marathon runners/winners. so we said that we must break that myth.Why cant we in Chennai also produce marathon runners. Since our climate is almost similar, we’re here to make a start…
I’ve bought a new running shoe, shorts and T shirts and started practicing at 5 AM in the morning….
All of you are now busy gearing-up for the MARG Chennai Marathon 2010.. With just a few days to go for the big run, here are a few tips that will help you touch the finish-line faster and easier:
The Golden Rule of Marathon running – Start Slow. The crowd is maximum at the start of the marathon and there is no point trying to run fast. You will just tire yourself weaving through crowd. Start slowly, save the energy for later.
Maintain a steady pace. Enjoy the race. Don’t overexert yourself or sprint fast just because you feel strong. You don’t want to break down half way through it. Remember, finishing matters more than winning.
Recharge yourself. People think stop at the water points will waste time, but going without water can slow you down more. You need to consume water atleast every 15-20 mins to stay hydrated. It might also be useful to carry energy bars or gels to replenish your energy along the way.
Plan ahead. Make a list of the things you will need for the marathon a day in advance – your gear, water bottle, energy bars, timer, bib pins – and anything else you need. You don’t want to stand at the start line and realize you’ve forgotten your timer or water bottle.
Train for the Marathon. The biggest myth about marathons is that you don’t need any special training for it. Start exercising atleast 2 weeks before the marathon and prepare your body. Go for short runs everyday. Tone up those muscles!
Don’t forget to stretch. Stretch your muscles before AND after the marathon. Helps reduce weariness. Also wear comfortable shoes and clothes. New shoes are a strict no-no.
Last, but not the least – Support Others. If you pass other runners who seem to be weary, cheer them on. Just saying “Keep going, you’re looking good” might be the boost they need.
Enjoy your run, have a good time at the MARG Chennai Marathon 2010.