My maiden running experience for HDOR in 2019 was a mix of emotions and events. For the very first time, I took challenge to run continuously over a period of time ,which was very different from my past running’s, mostly in the form of Half Marathon and to be precise 13 half marathon runs till date.
After running for 100 days over the months of April, May, June, July & August 19 and in the cities spanning from Delhi to Varanasi to Ranchi, the experience to run on a continuous basis was only possible due to determination. However, it is a matter of fact, that the weather was adverse for all the runners running in the northern part of India mainly in U.P, Delhi, Rajasthan, where temperature touched 48 degrees and maintaining routine in such a warm weather was a challenge.
The duration of HDOR faced hurdles in the form of heat waves, abnormal rains, lack of running facilities, poor civic antiquates and pollution. After running for 100 days, out of which almost 90 days was in Delhi, I can say for sure that the environment in Delhi is not suitable for running (some may disagree with this statement but I have written this based on my experience).