100 Days of Running – 2015 Edition

2015 was an amazing journey for the 100 Days of Running participants. 187 runners from across India started this journey together on May 1st. 48 runners were still running on the 100th day on Aug 8th. Together, they ran 47,000km combined. In all, there were 28 CHAMPIONS who ran all 100 days. There were runners who did miss a few runs, but that did not stop them continuing.

Read more of the 2015 story after the below leaderboards and participant lists.

100 Day Leaderboard

 Top 10 Men  Top 10 Women 
NameDistanceDaysNameDistanceDays
Nehal Patel1,257.42100Monaz Dhankhar947.0099
Paras Shah1,250.00100Christine Pemberton829.95100
Nischint Katoch1,233.18100Sangeeta Saikia750.6979
Devang Naik1,221.3192Pratiksha Singh483.0099
Lalit Periwal1,120.2655Puja Barthakur462.2790
Srinivas1,100.4170Swati Pandey443.29100
Suresh Dakhara1,047.5192Leena Pandey379.86100
Roop Betala1,025.01100Bhumika Tewari340.1399
Sumit Juneja1,010.10100Kamlesh Narwana329.4366
Sandeep Patel911.11100Neelu Madan307.9197

Participant List

NameTotal DistanceNum of Days
Ravi Maskara573.35100
Pankaj Arora634.26100
Tanvir Kazmi512.10100
Gaurav Chaudhary854.34100
Swati Pandey443.29100
Sunil Arora312.00100
Sundreysh Sarup524.93100
Akshay Khanna615.12100
Sumit Juneja1,010.10100
Shalabh Gupta700.05100
Seetharam550.00100
Sandeep Patel911.11100
Sandeep Kumar Pundir431.62100
Roop Betala1,025.01100
Varun Monga391.66100
Ravi Kishore784.47100
Rajat Saini510.28100
Gaurav Goel409.39100
Paras Shah1,250.00100
Pankaj Prasad570.74100
Arvind Kumar Sinha454.89100
P. Guruchandran830.29100
Nischint Katoch1,233.18100
Nehal Patel1,257.42100
Christine Pemberton829.95100
Leena Pandey379.86100
Harminder Singh623.07100
Gaurav Rawat669.16100
Arvind658.9599
Pratiksha Singh483.0099
Bhumika Tewari340.1399
Monaz Dhankhar947.0099
Neelu Madan307.9197
Aftab Ansari683.0097
Suresh Dakhara1,047.5192
Farhan Ansari483.0092
Devang Naik1,221.3192
Devender Mishra612.1391
Puja Barthakur462.2790
Shailesh Tripathi518.6787
Hasan409.1186
Deepak Singhi616.3681
srujana reddy271.8479
Sangeeta Saikia750.6979
Akanksha Mahajan205.2776
Santanu515.9875
Mayank.Gupta320.4373
Nimesh338.9573
Rajagopal Padaikathu350.3072
Dheeraj Khati366.0071
Srinivas1,100.4170
Rahul Gupta320.6170
Kamlesh Narwana329.4366
Anupam Dixit248.7264
Aman Aggarwal453.7960
Abhishek Pachori230.8459
Kapil Tuli467.3159
Rajesh Jana692.1658
Garima Singh159.8755
Ashish Shakya628.2555
Lalit Periwal1,120.2655
Sandeep Rastogi260.8953
Samarth224.2652
Nitin Duggal162.0750
Naved Iqbal462.7650
Kiran Nagpal257.5550
Vikas Ravi300.6450
Pankaj Tripathi345.4048
Aslam455.8047
Aishwarya132.7746
Vivek Kwatra256.4146
Ketan Salamon Nadar167.1142
Ruchi Singh192.6042
Amit Mittal308.0041
Dev255.2241
Priya E. Joseph175.2740
Naren Dabhi443.4640
Niharika Gupta102.0035
Mohit Chordia189.8534
PIYUSH VIKRAM SINGH99.6832
Shankar121.4531
Manish Verma166.6730
Sneh Saurabh132.8629
vps179.3028
Sanjaya Sahu198.4228
Vivek Gupta85.0826
Aditya Ahuja107.8025
Praneet Singh144.5324
Shikha144.1924
Lalit Bharat69.1423
Taraj Shah89.8323
Amit Chopra49.3423
Rasika Dhingra64.6623
Manindra55.3122
Sanjay Bhingarde471.5922
Basabi Dutta96.0022
Manish Gupta94.0022
N Sita Sravanthi Meduri59.0321
Bhawna85.8820
Shaily63.7820
Prabhjot Singh Lamba65.6220
Jatinder Kumar102.2920
Vishal Manchanda85.1119
Avdhesh Yadav67.5019
SUMIT KAPOOR160.6718
Piyusha Mahajan47.9217
Rishika50.8417
Saurabh Sharma25.2016
Sunita Yadav51.2016
Rakesh Tiwari86.2015
Amit Gupta24.4114
Aditya Kumar35.6913
Rakesh Upadhyay136.0013
Deepak Kr. Mehra74.6313
Hrishi Prasoon33.4412
Amit Kapoor63.5012
Mukti Hardasani48.3011
Arun Gupta47.0011
Dr. Dhruv Trivedi80.3411
Sahil58.4010
Reedhima56.0010
Pranav Desai61.669
Dr Anuj Bansal23.009
Manish Bansal23.849
Gaurav Rathore30.809
Ravendra Kumar45.108
Manish34.138
Pankaj Rai40.108
Ritu Anand11.657
Lovey46.007
Vishvesh Tyagi38.237
Sunita48.007
Abhishek Singh42.507
Hitesh Gupta35.597
Neeraj Bhatnagar40.107
Mahesh Sheta68.876
Reena Singh16.526
Neeraj Pardikar82.206
Sandeep Singh16.526
Amita Mamgai34.006
Snehal Patel61.446
Raksha20.065
VijaySihag00733.005
Sachin Rustagi19.305
Nupur Doda12.065
Vandana Rawat13.504
Seema Rai13.004
Aditya Raj Verma10.504
Mukesh Tyagi30.404
Alok Mishra37.124
Mukesh Baranwal9.274
Manish Mittal12.904
Aniket Vaze9.004
Darshan Modi12.003
Debasish13.303
Chhavi Modi5.603
Appaya9.403
Nachiketa Joshi8.903
Moiz12.003
Prakash Chandra26.603
Saurabh Khosla30.063
Neeraj Sharma5.013
Shweta8.802
Ashish Bajaj6.272
Balraj7.802
Rohit Singh4.502
Ashwin Bhatia4.002
Neerav Shah10.002
Amit Upadhyay7.602
Namrata Desai6.002
Usha Bhatia6.522
Usha Bhatia6.522
Ronak Shah6.011
Zain2.001
Harsh1.001
Damanpreet4.001
Sangeeta2.201
Vande Vishnu27.001
Pankaj Rai5.001
Ajay5.301
Praneet Singh6.001
Ankit Jha10.001
Sandeep Kumar10.561
Rohit Soni4.001
Anannya1.801
Harshit Chawla2.061
Anish Saini3.401

The 2015 Story

The first edition of the 100 Days Of Running started off by my thought about just trying to repeat my wonderfully motivating 2014 experience of 100 days. I shared that with a couple of my fellow runners, and they decided they were in for 2015. A couple of days before the 2015 edition started, I thought lets share this publicly, and within a couple of days, we had 187 runners from across India ready to take on the challenge.

The event started with enthusiastic runners posting their daily run details on Facebook, a big motivation for everyone else. IPR (Indirapuram Runners) were initially one of the bigger groups to start off on this. There were several folks who took lead in driving this forward with their daily motivational messages. Sangeeta Saikia, Sundreysh Sarup, Christine Pemberton, Harminder Singh, and our big motivational hero Sumit Juneja, actually there are just too many names to mention here.

A special mention here for our tech expert Mayank Gupta, who put in a lot of thankless hours in getting the 2015 100 day website up and running, and cleaning up the huge volume of data which was being generated daily. It will be difficult for the participants to imagine how much tougher than running 100 days this activity was 🙂

I would like to specially mention the very enthusiastic bunch of runners from Surat, who were piling on the miles like there was no tomorrow, and heading the leaderboards. Delhi boy Nischint Katoch kept the national capital in the limelight. But it was not really the big milers who made all the headlines at this event.

This event was all about consistency, and not really about the miles run. And that’s where a dedicated set of runners continued to push forward, day after day, making sure not to miss a single day’s run. Whether they were traveling on vacation, leaving early or returning late from work, a stressful day at work, they managed to take out the those 15 mins or so needed to run those 2 km needed everyday. At the end of the day, when all was said and run, it was down to 28 runners who had managed to overcome all challenges, ran every one of those 100 days, and were the true 100 day finishers!

The 100th day run on Aug 8th was going to be one big celebration. It was all arranged in a hurry. We got the finisher certificates printed, Sundreysh coordinated the route we will be running on the 100th day, a wonderful stretch along the India Gate – Rajpath – Rashtrapati Bhavan. He also surprised us with some really delicious cakes. Impromptu speeches from the participants post the run, and the obligatory celebration breakfast together at Sarvana Bhawan at CP. The Surti Runners celebrated the finish as well with a huge group run at Surat.

The 100 day story would be incomplete without a special mention. Harminder Singh from Delhi started his 100 days on May 1st, finished it, and carried on. His daily runs did not stop, and he continues to run, day after day, and as I write today, he has completed day 353 of his running and so close to an year of daily running. What a story 🙂