THE ELGi RUNNERS BEHIND
“In December 2011, I started the running group, Coimbatore Runners, along with three others. We are now close to 500 runners. In 2012, the Cancer Foundation approached me to organise a marathon in Coimbatore to create awareness about its activities. That’s how the marathon began. The Coimbatore Runners continue to handle the technical and operational aspects of the marathon. Of the operations team of 33, nine of us are from ELGi. We run together, work together and now organise marathons together.”
“There was a time when I couldn’t get out of bed early and now I don’t need an alarm to wake me up. The Coimbatore roads and my running buddies beckon me every morning. It all started after a motivational talk in 2012 by Ramesh Ponnuswami, the man behind Coimbatore Marathon. I decided to join a 10-km group run on a Sunday morning, and a few years hence, I have completed over 30 half-marathons. Being a part of the organising team of Coimbatore Marathon has been another enriching experience.”
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