SF Bay Area
Hellyer County Park, San Jose
Sunday, 2nd June 2013
"Running a half marathon was impossible...... or so I thought till I signed up to train with the Vibha team in 2011. Not only was it rewarding to conquer 13.1 miles, the people made it a personally enriching experience. From the coaches who took a never-ran-before laggard across the finish line, fellow runners who trained with me, to the volunteers who were there to set up water stops every training day, they were all the biggest cheer-leading squad one could ever ask for. I will definitely do this again."
"Excellent event and very well organized. Those frequent water stops and happy volunteers really helped. Thanks to all the volunteers for making it a pleasent experience.
And a big congratulations to team Vibha, well done team, it was not an easy trail and I know you all went through some physical and mental challenges, kudos to you all to push yourself through and get to the finish line. You all made it happen."
Thank you Vibha, the event was very well organized and the volunteers were just great not just yesterday but throughout the 10 weeks.
Alok - thank you so much for coming back all the time for me and giving me the extra push to finish. Yesterday was extremely hard as my foot gave away and all I could hear was " last runner" on the walkie talkies at every stop. So you being there helped me get past to the finish line thank you.
Coach Rajeev - you have been a true inspiration, for someone with no running history 10 weeks back, you have turned me into thinking about my next half. Thanks for the encouragement, tipsand checking up on us on our injuries.
A great training team, hope to see you'll in future some day."
Coaches - you guys were super motivating and inspirational and like Smitha, you have me thinking of running again...me who was dead set against doing marathons. :)"
"I have to echo the comments regarding a very well organized event! Everything - the water stops, the volunteers on the trail cheering us, the great food at then end and carnival activities were so well thought out and excellently executed!
Coaches and the executive committee - thanks so much."
"Awesome run and we all did it.
Could not agree more on how well the event was organized, considering the location seemed in timbaktoo land ;-) All the volunteers that encouraged, hydrated us, fed us and cheered us on, kudos to u..
Suraj.Mukesh and others who helped in organizing this training, txs to u too..
All the fellow runners, it was great to know you and hoping with most of you, I will stay connected and form long lasting common passion of running..
To the coaches, what can I say, you truly are our inspiration and thanks for your encouragement and support all the way through,
Rajeev good luck with your run next week, not sure how you even do that 145 miles straight run, totally beyond imagination..
Alok ur simple, easy way of supporting each and everyone is very much appreciated.."
"I'm so glad to join this group - been running for a year alone trying to do a half and finally did it :) Saturday mornings will not be the same without seeing you all!
Now I know some of you may still be recovering... I wanted to see if anyone is interested in the SF full marathon on July 31st. I just signed up. There's also 2 half marathons for this day. But I figured 13.1 miles is halfway there so I may as well continue.
Would love to reconnect to keep training together."