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  • "My name is Sufiya, from Ajmer (Rajasthan. I worked in the aviation field in Delhi for 10 years. Odd working hours made it difficult for me to get time for myself and I felt that my life was like a machine. I wanted to come out from daily routine stress and hence I started running in 2017. Running made me feel myself. I wanted to do my bit for my country and hence attempted a run from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. I became the first & fastest female runner to run on Indian golden triangle, en route Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Delhi by running 720kms in 16 days. It is placed in the India book of records.

I got deeply disturbed by the current situation in India. There is so much mistrust and hatred between people. I chose the path of ultra-running to spread the message of HOPE…Humanity, Oneness, Peace & Equality through my run from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

I had to leave my job because this expedition. I did not have any resources to undertake this running expedition when I started. I only had a dream. I started from Kashmir to Kanyakumari on 25th April ’19, with limited resources. Only my fiancée was with me to take care of everything.

When I started my running from Srinagar, many people coming out to help and run with me on my way. I am astounded by the hospitality and love that I receive from people who have been following my journey through social media. The climate was extremely challenging. The target was to complete the entire stretch of 4000kms in a period of 100 days and completed my expedition in 87 days 2hrs. Also, this run will be registered in the Guinness Book of World Record and will be the first of its kind.

I faced many challenges during my expedition like health, weather, traffic, bad road condition, sledging etc but overall it was a great experience for me. I lost 5 kgs of weight due to ill health but giving up was never a thought.
I faced almost all weather conditions from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

After facing so many situations and difficulties during this expedition, I find myself stronger more confident and positive towards life and people. This was a lifetime experience for me with priceless learning.". shares @sufiyakhn50
  • "My name is Sufiya, from Ajmer (Rajasthan. I worked in the aviation field in Delhi for 10 years. Odd working hours made it difficult for me to get time for myself and I felt that my life was like a machine. I wanted to come out from daily routine stress and hence I started running in 2017. Running made me feel myself. I wanted to do my bit for my country and hence attempted a run from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. I became the first & fastest female runner to run on Indian golden triangle, en route Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Delhi by running 720kms in 16 days. It is placed in the India book of records.

    I got deeply disturbed by the current situation in India. There is so much mistrust and hatred between people. I chose the path of ultra-running to spread the message of HOPE…Humanity, Oneness, Peace & Equality through my run from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

    I had to leave my job because this expedition. I did not have any resources to undertake this running expedition when I started. I only had a dream. I started from Kashmir to Kanyakumari on 25th April ’19, with limited resources. Only my fiancée was with me to take care of everything.

    When I started my running from Srinagar, many people coming out to help and run with me on my way. I am astounded by the hospitality and love that I receive from people who have been following my journey through social media. The climate was extremely challenging. The target was to complete the entire stretch of 4000kms in a period of 100 days and completed my expedition in 87 days 2hrs. Also, this run will be registered in the Guinness Book of World Record and will be the first of its kind.

    I faced many challenges during my expedition like health, weather, traffic, bad road condition, sledging etc but overall it was a great experience for me. I lost 5 kgs of weight due to ill health but giving up was never a thought.
    I faced almost all weather conditions from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

    After facing so many situations and difficulties during this expedition, I find myself stronger more confident and positive towards life and people. This was a lifetime experience for me with priceless learning.". shares @sufiyakhn50
  • 2,573 18 15 August, 2019
  • Mumbai 12 hours ultra 🏃🏻‍♀️
I was so emotional while running today.
Thank you Kaka @maheshmudda for thinking of my future and bringing me to Mumbai.
Because I came to Mumbai I met SPMC group, Thank you each and every member of SPMC for introducing me to Running, making me a Confident Runner and encouraging me to taste my boundaries. 
Thank you Coach @dan_zico for asking me to register for this Event and for the training and constant support and encouragement.
Thank you Alcon @life_is_ak @aparnakhaunte for all the support. 
68kms in 12 hours (waiting for official results) weather wasn’t supportive today but people were 😅
Gratitude always 🙏🏻
  • Mumbai 12 hours ultra 🏃🏻‍♀️
    I was so emotional while running today.
    Thank you Kaka @maheshmudda for thinking of my future and bringing me to Mumbai.
    Because I came to Mumbai I met SPMC group, Thank you each and every member of SPMC for introducing me to Running, making me a Confident Runner and encouraging me to taste my boundaries.
    Thank you Coach @dan_zico for asking me to register for this Event and for the training and constant support and encouragement.
    Thank you Alcon @life_is_ak @aparnakhaunte for all the support.
    68kms in 12 hours (waiting for official results) weather wasn’t supportive today but people were 😅
    Gratitude always 🙏🏻
  • 235 10 15 August, 2019

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  • I have stressed importance of strength training to lose weight. I would again reiterate importance of building general strength and mobility—not just to lose weight, support your outdoor activities, but also for everyday health and fitness. Focus on these 5 exercises. Do them 2-3 times a week. Pull-ups-6 pushups -12 , Goblet squats -8 lunges -8, and deadlifts -8. Three sets each. Increase weight and reps as your strength improves. These workout hits four major basic movements: push, pull, squat, and hinge. It also uses full ranges of motions, so it’s accomplishing mobility work within a strength routine. Habits work. Consistency works. Follow them regularly. Do it with right posture and pattern. You will see wonderful results in 8 weeks. #strengthtraining #bodybuilding #weightlosstransformation #fatloss #exercise #longevity #health #marathontraining #runnersofindia #runnersworld #fitlife #fitnessmotivation #fitnessmodel
  • I have stressed importance of strength training to lose weight. I would again reiterate importance of building general strength and mobility—not just to lose weight, support your outdoor activities, but also for everyday health and fitness. Focus on these 5 exercises. Do them 2-3 times a week. Pull-ups-6 pushups -12 , Goblet squats -8 lunges -8, and deadlifts -8. Three sets each. Increase weight and reps as your strength improves. These workout hits four major basic movements: push, pull, squat, and hinge. It also uses full ranges of motions, so it’s accomplishing mobility work within a strength routine. Habits work. Consistency works. Follow them regularly. Do it with right posture and pattern. You will see wonderful results in 8 weeks. #strengthtraining #bodybuilding #weightlosstransformation #fatloss #exercise #longevity #health #marathontraining #runnersofindia #runnersworld #fitlife #fitnessmotivation #fitnessmodel
  • 5 1 42 minutes ago
  • Feeling honoured and special
The Global Paddlers Social Welfare Club. 
Thank you very much🙏🏃🏼‍♂️ for this lovely token of honor
I'm privileged and honoured to be a part as #PACER of such an event  which is close to my home n  heart
ਖਾਲਸੇ ਦੀ ਜਨਮਭੂਮੀ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਨੰਦਪੁਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ  ਵਿੱਚ ਧੰਨ ਧੰਨ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਦੇਵ ਜੀ ਦੇ 550 ਵੇ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਪੁਰਬ ਨੂੰ ਸਮਰਪਿਤ first edition of "SATLUJ HALF MARATHON" 13th October 2019 which is being organized by The Global Paddlers Social Welfare Club. 
I am glad to share the  registration link, avail flat 100 INR discount before 31st August on 5KM, 10KM, and 21 KM categories. 
I urge all friends in running community to come forward and make this debut event a big one for the good of local athletes. Spread the word around and be a part of this event.

Here are some attractions (complete details on registration link)
* Free photographs (by Masood Ahmed)
https://www.facebook.com/masoodahmed.in/
* Chip timing & Digital certificates
* Medals & T-Shirts for all participants
* Post-run meal * Hydration support throughout route
* Free accommodation to participants
* A (free) guided tour to international museum “Virsat-e-Khalsa”
* A musical program along with (Sufi sangeet) on 12th Oct evening.

P.S: Important dates & Venue
12th Oct 2019 - Bib Expo and musical evening
13th Oct 2019 - Event day & medals distribution ceremony
Venue - PANJ PYARE PARK, NAI ABADI, ANANDPUR SAHIB, INDIA

Registration Link:- https://www.townscript.com/e/1st-satluj-half-marathon-313422
Like page for more info..
https://m.facebook.com/The-Global-Paddlers-Club-107163373955033/ like page
@punjabrunners 
@the_global_paddlers_cl 
#punjab#runnersofindia#indiaig #yogaeverydamnday #indianyogini  #fitnessmotivation #fitfam #yogisofinstagram  #nevergiveup #love  #igyogafamily #fitspo #igyoga #fitspo #fitgirl #yogisofinstagram #fitness 
#india  #RoadRunning #RunningMotivation #RunningChallenge #RunningEvent #RunningWorld #RunningClub #RunningCoach #RunningInspiration
  • Feeling honoured and special
    The Global Paddlers Social Welfare Club.
    Thank you very much🙏🏃🏼‍♂️ for this lovely token of honor
    I'm privileged and honoured to be a part as #PACER of such an event which is close to my home n heart
    ਖਾਲਸੇ ਦੀ ਜਨਮਭੂਮੀ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਨੰਦਪੁਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਵਿੱਚ ਧੰਨ ਧੰਨ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਦੇਵ ਜੀ ਦੇ 550 ਵੇ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਪੁਰਬ ਨੂੰ ਸਮਰਪਿਤ first edition of "SATLUJ HALF MARATHON" 13th October 2019 which is being organized by The Global Paddlers Social Welfare Club.
    I am glad to share the registration link, avail flat 100 INR discount before 31st August on 5KM, 10KM, and 21 KM categories.
    I urge all friends in running community to come forward and make this debut event a big one for the good of local athletes. Spread the word around and be a part of this event.

    Here are some attractions (complete details on registration link)
    * Free photographs (by Masood Ahmed)
    https://www.facebook.com/masoodahmed.in/
    * Chip timing & Digital certificates
    * Medals & T-Shirts for all participants
    * Post-run meal * Hydration support throughout route
    * Free accommodation to participants
    * A (free) guided tour to international museum “Virsat-e-Khalsa”
    * A musical program along with (Sufi sangeet) on 12th Oct evening.

    P.S: Important dates & Venue
    12th Oct 2019 - Bib Expo and musical evening
    13th Oct 2019 - Event day & medals distribution ceremony
    Venue - PANJ PYARE PARK, NAI ABADI, ANANDPUR SAHIB, INDIA

    Registration Link:- https://www.townscript.com/e/1st-satluj-half-marathon-313422
    Like page for more info..
    https://m.facebook.com/The-Global-Paddlers-Club-107163373955033/ like page
    @punjabrunners
    @the_global_paddlers_cl
    #punjab #runnersofindia #indiaig #yogaeverydamnday #indianyogini #fitnessmotivation #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #nevergiveup #love #igyogafamily #fitspo #igyoga #fitspo #fitgirl #yogisofinstagram #fitness
    #india #RoadRunning #RunningMotivation #RunningChallenge #RunningEvent #RunningWorld #RunningClub #RunningCoach #RunningInspiration
  • 17 1 8 hours ago
  • Working on my next marathon plan. So far this year has been all about building my base, September onwards I'm focussing on running longer distances again. Will keep you posted on my progress! 
#LoveRunning #TrainingPlan #MarathonTraining
  • Working on my next marathon plan. So far this year has been all about building my base, September onwards I'm focussing on running longer distances again. Will keep you posted on my progress!
    #LoveRunning #TrainingPlan #MarathonTraining
  • 103 4 11 hours ago
  • Last two weekends I participated in two different kind of races which I never tried before.

On 4th of August, 
Vinay and I teamed up and participated in a event called Adventure 25KM Race (UNTAMED 2.0) organized by NthAdventure near Avathi hills. It is a race where it involves MTB cycling, Trail Running, hiking, abseiling, road running and orienteering. 
There will be 9 check points at different locations at different intervals covering 4 hills. No route marking will be done and no route will be guided. We have to find the path using the map given and collect all check point stickers in the sequential order. Also, team members must be together throughout the race.

We crossed the finish line with total time of 1:33 hrs and finished in Top position among 15 teams participated. 
Thanks to organizers for organizing such amazing adventure race. It was one different kind of experience and icing on the cake was getting some cash prize for winning the event and free entry for next edition of the race.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On 11th August, 
I participated in 400mtr and 800mtr individual track event at Chennai Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. For the first time I participated in such sprint category. Represented Infosys as it was corporate event. I ran 800mtr with the timing of 2:17mins and won silver 🥈 medal for Infosys. Completed 400mtr in 1:05mins and secured 4th position. Also Infosys won the overall runner up trophy in all the events partcipated. Thanks to Avinash for believing in us and making such strong team for the event.
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#southindiasadventurerace #untamed2019 #mtb #trailrunning #hiking #abseiling #orienteering #adventurerace #endurancesport #cycling #running #beuntamed  #nthadventure #trailrunner #traillover #trails #athlectics #trackevent #infyrunners #happyfeet #bangaloreRunners #runnersofindia #HellRace #tuffman #avatiBetta #avatirockclimbing #avati
  • Last two weekends I participated in two different kind of races which I never tried before.

    On 4th of August,
    Vinay and I teamed up and participated in a event called Adventure 25KM Race (UNTAMED 2.0) organized by NthAdventure near Avathi hills. It is a race where it involves MTB cycling, Trail Running, hiking, abseiling, road running and orienteering.
    There will be 9 check points at different locations at different intervals covering 4 hills. No route marking will be done and no route will be guided. We have to find the path using the map given and collect all check point stickers in the sequential order. Also, team members must be together throughout the race.

    We crossed the finish line with total time of 1:33 hrs and finished in Top position among 15 teams participated.
    Thanks to organizers for organizing such amazing adventure race. It was one different kind of experience and icing on the cake was getting some cash prize for winning the event and free entry for next edition of the race.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On 11th August,
    I participated in 400mtr and 800mtr individual track event at Chennai Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. For the first time I participated in such sprint category. Represented Infosys as it was corporate event. I ran 800mtr with the timing of 2:17mins and won silver 🥈 medal for Infosys. Completed 400mtr in 1:05mins and secured 4th position. Also Infosys won the overall runner up trophy in all the events partcipated. Thanks to Avinash for believing in us and making such strong team for the event.





    #southindiasadventurerace #untamed2019 #mtb #trailrunning #hiking #abseiling #orienteering #adventurerace #endurancesport #cycling #running #beuntamed   #nthadventure #trailrunner #traillover #trails #athlectics #trackevent #infyrunners #happyfeet #bangaloreRunners #runnersofindia #HellRace #tuffman #avatiBetta #avatirockclimbing #avati
  • 94 4 22 hours ago
  • | registered for this cool event today...to be able to participate in events like these as an Indian running enthusiast is such a pleasure...doing what you like with a global community of like minded people is simply amazing...it helps you to stay motivated, stay fit and strong physically as well as mentally.
That's what this event is all about...to encourage people to run, develop healthy habits and stay fit...no matter where in the world they are, who they are, how old they are or what they do...there's always things we can try to do better in the long run.
Anyways, In this event apart from the individual leaderboard which the professional athletes are killing right now, they have this country leaderboard which ranks the countries depending upon the collective efforts of all their participants...so what's cool here is that I can contribute a little bit to boost my country on the world leaderboard ✌🏻😎
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[ to join this event visit https://www.nyrr.org | this event will end on 25th August | last I checked India was 7th in the world leaderboard ]
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#instarunner #virtualrace #strava #instagrammers #kolkata #running #instafit #workoutmotivation #mondaymotivation #dowhatyoulove #runnersofindia #runtastic #runninginspiration #nyrr #healthylifestyle #india #nikerunningclub #justdoit #runrunrun #siliguri #bestoftheday
  • | registered for this cool event today...to be able to participate in events like these as an Indian running enthusiast is such a pleasure...doing what you like with a global community of like minded people is simply amazing...it helps you to stay motivated, stay fit and strong physically as well as mentally.
    That's what this event is all about...to encourage people to run, develop healthy habits and stay fit...no matter where in the world they are, who they are, how old they are or what they do...there's always things we can try to do better in the long run.
    Anyways, In this event apart from the individual leaderboard which the professional athletes are killing right now, they have this country leaderboard which ranks the countries depending upon the collective efforts of all their participants...so what's cool here is that I can contribute a little bit to boost my country on the world leaderboard ✌🏻😎
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  • 31 0 19 August, 2019
  • Mt. Mitsutoge trail event. TTR and the weather saved the best mountain as my last trail run of my current Japan trip. Also, it had 90% of my trail running  friends I made in this trip. .
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Thank you TTR for the amazing run event. Special mentions to TTR admins Robert, Cowboy and Takeshi. I wouldn't wish anything less from this day. Simply  perfect.
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 Its like even after bug bites, calf pains, banging my head in the first waterfall (while trying  to hug the waterfall), as usual slipping some place hurt my butt and finally the ultimate jump event, I wanted more of it. That final gesture you call tradition of picking people up..that just something like I have never experienced before. Its like a rockstar jumping in crowd.
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I am not good with words but  It's the feeling of being accepted and loved by people who share the joy of trailrunning. So its not just the beautiful nature and thrill of running on mountains, it's the sense of being part of a family outside the comforts of my country but with same passion for running.
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 I have traveled a lot in Japan and done many fun events in my previous trips but these 4 months of trail running stint with TTR has crossed all limits of joy. I tried trail running with TTR for practice and just to get a new type of run experience. Now it seems that is all I want to experience. I have spent almost every weekend  off from work on Trails. Every minute was worth it. I keep telling this to ever fit runner friend I meet. Try at least one beginner TTR  event and every one of them is a fan already.
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You have created something really special here. And I can't thank you enough for it. You have given not just tons of unforgettable moments but more importantly long lasting friends. This post is not a Sayonara!! Its Matane!! :)
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#trailrunning #tokyotrailrunning #japanrunning #japantrailrunning @tokyotrailrunning #runnersofinstagram #runnersworld #runnersofindia
  • Mt. Mitsutoge trail event. TTR and the weather saved the best mountain as my last trail run of my current Japan trip. Also, it had 90% of my trail running friends I made in this trip. .
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    Thank you TTR for the amazing run event. Special mentions to TTR admins Robert, Cowboy and Takeshi. I wouldn't wish anything less from this day. Simply perfect.
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    Its like even after bug bites, calf pains, banging my head in the first waterfall (while trying to hug the waterfall), as usual slipping some place hurt my butt and finally the ultimate jump event, I wanted more of it. That final gesture you call tradition of picking people up..that just something like I have never experienced before. Its like a rockstar jumping in crowd.
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    I am not good with words but It's the feeling of being accepted and loved by people who share the joy of trailrunning. So its not just the beautiful nature and thrill of running on mountains, it's the sense of being part of a family outside the comforts of my country but with same passion for running.
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    I have traveled a lot in Japan and done many fun events in my previous trips but these 4 months of trail running stint with TTR has crossed all limits of joy. I tried trail running with TTR for practice and just to get a new type of run experience. Now it seems that is all I want to experience. I have spent almost every weekend off from work on Trails. Every minute was worth it. I keep telling this to ever fit runner friend I meet. Try at least one beginner TTR event and every one of them is a fan already.
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    You have created something really special here. And I can't thank you enough for it. You have given not just tons of unforgettable moments but more importantly long lasting friends. This post is not a Sayonara!! Its Matane!! :)
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    #trailrunning #tokyotrailrunning #japanrunning #japantrailrunning @tokyotrailrunning #runnersofinstagram #runnersworld #runnersofindia
  • 59 10 19 August, 2019
  • Kaisa laga wo milke bataunga :p
I managed to complete one of the world's cruelest ultra marathon 111km La-Ultra The High in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
• Starting from Sumur (10300ft) at 6 PM passing through world highest motorable paas Khardung La (17700ft) and ending at Leh (13500ft) at 1:55 PM.
• It takes 19:55 hrs without rest
• Oxygen level is below 50%
• Rainfall and Snowfall for the entire night
• Temperature -8°C
Once again I am very thankful to my friends and seniors of Adventure Sports Club IIT Kanpur for every possible help.
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#laultra333 #laultrathehigh #iitkanpur #adventureclubiitk #ultramarathon #indiarunning #runnersofindia
  • Kaisa laga wo milke bataunga :p
    I managed to complete one of the world's cruelest ultra marathon 111km La-Ultra The High in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
    • Starting from Sumur (10300ft) at 6 PM passing through world highest motorable paas Khardung La (17700ft) and ending at Leh (13500ft) at 1:55 PM.
    • It takes 19:55 hrs without rest
    • Oxygen level is below 50%
    • Rainfall and Snowfall for the entire night
    • Temperature -8°C
    Once again I am very thankful to my friends and seniors of Adventure Sports Club IIT Kanpur for every possible help.
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    #laultra333 #laultrathehigh #iitkanpur #adventureclubiitk #ultramarathon #indiarunning #runnersofindia
  • 126 19 19 August, 2019
  • Tabata is one of my fav workouts. When I started about a year ago, could only manage basic movements and Max 4 rounds. Thanks to Mohd Idrish sir, can manage 6 rounds (scope for one more for the kill) and advanced movements
Today he introduced a complicated animal flow also. 
Pallavi Ghidia thanks for being alongside..it does make a difference if the person besides u maintains the pace ! 
Loving it 😍😍 #runnerbychance #hoyega #runnersofindia #runnerofinstagram #tabataworkout #HIIT #runnersworld #runningcommunity
  • Tabata is one of my fav workouts. When I started about a year ago, could only manage basic movements and Max 4 rounds. Thanks to Mohd Idrish sir, can manage 6 rounds (scope for one more for the kill) and advanced movements
    Today he introduced a complicated animal flow also.
    Pallavi Ghidia thanks for being alongside..it does make a difference if the person besides u maintains the pace !
    Loving it 😍😍 #runnerbychance #hoyega #runnersofindia #runnerofinstagram #tabataworkout #HIIT #runnersworld #runningcommunity
  • 29 0 19 August, 2019