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  • Writer's pictureSreenivas Sp

Thump on fellow runners

Embarking upon the Thump 10k run on the splendid morning of December 3, 2023, was akin to orchestrating a symphony of endurance. The race, a harmonious convergence of athleticism and camaraderie, was met with an applause that echoed through the well-coordinated expanse of the event.

Navigating the meticulously curated circuit was a dance—a waltz of sneakers on the pavement. The route, reminiscent of a chessboard, unfolded across mostly flat terrain, offering a respite to the quads and an opportunity for speed enthusiasts to defy the laws of gravity. The rhythmic patter of running shoes, a sonnet, echoed through the orchestrated pathways, each stride a poetic ode to the pursuit of personal triumph.

The organizers, akin to sorcerers of logistics, conjured an enchantment that seamlessly amalgamated efficiency with elegance. The water stations were an oasis, strategically placed to quench the thirst of determined runners without compromising the fluidity of the race. It was a ballet of hydration.

Crossing the finish line was not merely a conclusion but a crescendo—an affirmation of fortitude and the applause of accomplishment. The finisher’s medal, a coronation, adorned my neck as a tangible testament to the journey undertaken.

As I reflect upon the Thump 10k, I am reminded that a race, like life, is a tapestry woven with each step, each breath, and the collective heartbeat of a community bound by a love for the run. The experience was not merely a run; it was a concerto of endurance, a celebration of the human spirit in pursuit of excellence. Until the next rendezvous with the pavement, may the roads be flat, the shoes be swift, and the applause everlasting. Thump on, fellow runners, thump on.

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