Ooty Ultra Hill Marathon 2018- My first hill run

The most challenging yet breathtaking run!

Running in the hill is a mystical experience, quite divine I must say. These are the times we realize the greatness of the nature.

BIB collection and the fun thereafter!

Apart from the health benefits, Running marathons comes up with several other surprises. Meeting great people is one of them. You meet people from all walks of lives, united by the same passion and will.

 

 

The Run!

Ootyultra2018 was my first ultra hill run.  We climbed close to a 1100 ft, reached the highest peak in South India, Doddabetta.  Now Doddabetta is the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Hills at 2,637 metres. The path was so tough that I walked almost till we reached the top. But the view from there was awesome. This was early morning. The place was closed for the general public. But the return, the downhill part was the highlight of the run, I covered 1 km in less than 4 minutes! We were running at great speed, trying hard to compensate for the time lost during the uphill run. We ran through wilderness, we could hear only the sound of birds. Pure air and cool breeze hitting us.

The Finish!

At last finished the run strong and safe at the Tea Park. I could finish the race well ahead of the cut off timing. Received the awesome medal with the name laser cut.  A well organized event I would say, great weather and quite a challenging route.

I will keep coming back ooty, for this run.