Category Archives: Run/Walk

Exploring New Routes

Tried some new, unmarked territory along Dehiwala canal. Not very busy, but still lots of tuktuks and kids getting ready for school. And the way they looked at me, it felt like I was the first white guy ever running … Continue reading

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First beach Half Marathon event in Sri Lanka

This Sunday started very early with getting up and ready to drive about an hour down South to Waskaduwa. From there the beach goes on uninterrupted for over 10K, so in one loop one can run a half marathon. Of … Continue reading

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Chasing Speed Walkers

One thing I can count on pretty much every time I am running in Vihara Mahadevi Park is the group of SL Army Speed Walkers (previously) doing their practice rounds. I wonder if today they held some kind of friendly … Continue reading

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CCR Sunday

The usual Sunday fun, this time including that newly opened stretch of road behind the Shangri-La which I ‘discovered’ (to be finally open) a few days prior. Speaking of stretch, it was my turn this time around to lead the … Continue reading

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Good Morning Colombo

Another beautiful morning for running.

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Maha Shivaratri Holiday Run

My plan for today’s work out was actually swimming, not running. But on the way to the gym I noticed that the traffic was much quieter than usual and then heard that it was because of the Hindu holiday of … Continue reading

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CCR Sunday

As usual on Sundays, getting up at 4:25AM, start running at 5:10 and after 4km be right on time at Independence Square to meet with the other CCRazy runners for a nice 10K. Stretch session, ample group selfies and then … Continue reading

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Running all over Town

Saturday morning is still the best occasion for a loooong run. Not that I am always fully motivated and this week has been rather ‘meh’ with overall low milage. I did not have high hopes, took me a while to … Continue reading

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Good Morning Colombo!

Beautiful blue sky, not too hot and somehow I started rather speedy and ended up with a 5K just above 5min/km and added a bit for cool down. There is this pretty pink tree in full bloom right now, reminds … Continue reading

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Two hot 10K runs.

After a mellow ‘no-run’ Monday, I tried my best yesterday and today, but the heat is on and after 7:30 it is already too hot. Yesterday was more mellow and I did not even feel like finishing 10K, but kept … Continue reading

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The Ironman Volunteering Experience

The day started very early, our first ‘briefing’ was scheduled for 4:15 AM, about 6km from home. So I got up at 2:50, got ready and started running at 3:30 to get there. They had arranged for a shuttle bus … Continue reading

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Ironman Volunteering!

After the big success of last year’s Ironman event, it was pretty clear that they would do this again (Since it did not turn into the fiasco of 2012, nobody is willing to talk about 😉 ) I had quite … Continue reading

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Into Port for Sunrise HM+

Tomorrow is Ironman again and for this special occasion they opened up the port for practice. Though I am not participating as an athlete this time around, this was too good an occasion to pass up. It’s about 7km from … Continue reading

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Pretty Birds

Spotted on my way to the park today. Crows are actually more of a very dark, iridescent blue rather than simply black. Inside the park then, while running, I managed to capture some kind of large water fowl in my … Continue reading

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Run with Elephants

Another glorious morning, another glorious run. On my way up to Galle Face I discovered that someone had left their 5-6 elephants out, parked by Beira lake over night 😉

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