Inspiring Story 2018 #47 – Sourav Kapoor (Chandigarh)


Hi friends, I am Sourav Kapoor & I am running for my proud and beautiful city group which is Chandigarh Distance Runners (CDR). Currently I am working with India Ratings & Research P Ltd ( A Fitch Group Company) as Business Head North.

I used to play Cricket, take part in Swimming & Singing. But I never ever ran as a professional. I started my running journey from April, 2017 onwards. I first participated in a half marathon organised by Daily World Marathon in Chandigarh & completed it in around 3.30 hours.

After completion of the said event I saw that there was no one around by the time I finished, because most of the runners had finished much earlier and left, and I felt really bad. So after that I tried to run regularly, specially on weekends somewhere between 5-6 kms. I also started to participate in various half marathon events, trail run challenges, and promotional runs.

Till date I have completed 15 half marathons within the last 16 months which has been  quite special for me & now I can say proudly that I can run a half marathon within 2 hours 🙂

I took up the 100 days of running challenge this year with a goal to run 5 kms daily. I started recording the run from June 18 onwards & till date I have already recorded around 300 kms & looking forward to adding more & more runs. It was tough initially because I was simply not used to running every day, but it gradually became easier as I gathered strength. I have decided that I will complete this challenge, come what may.

For me the 100 days challenge was a game changer as more than anything, it taught me the value of discipline, importance of time, and I reduced my weight by around 8 kgs.

I would like to give the entire credit for my running achievements to my team CDR and my family members. Without their support I would not have been able to continue my running journey.

Love you CDR’IANS & my family members.

Regards
Sourav

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