Tuesday Aug 02, 2011

San Francisco Half Marathon 2011 Completed


I completed my fifth (out of total 8) San Francisco half-marathon on the past weekend. No personal record but improved the overall, male, and age group ranking. Even though the total number of runners were reported about the same as last year (around 25k) but the overall, total male, and the age group M30-39 number of first half marathon runners were certainly down from the previous years as shown in the table below:


2008
2009
2010
2011
Overall
6679
7953
8395
6244
Total Male
2983
3458
3405
2708
M30-39
1083
1255
1204
983

Here are the detailed results:



The slower pace is likely due to a hectic Saturday and not enough rest in the days before the race :( Here are the top 5 runners in each category:

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Check out the video below at the finish line and the midpoint across the Golden Gate bridge:


Check out the complete runkeeper tracking:



Here is the results of all the completed marathons so far:

Marathon / Half Marathon Total Time Pace
San Francisco 1/2 Marathon 2011
1:37:28
7:27
Silicon Valley Marathon 2010 3:49:17 8:35
San Francisco 1/2 Marathon 2010 1:35:42 7:18
San Jose Rock-n-Roll 2009 1:30:59 6:57
San Francicsco 1/2 Marathon 2009 1:38:21 7:31
Kaiser Permanente San Francicsco 1/2 2009 1:41:30 7:45
Silicon Valley 1/2 2008 1:45:42 8:04
San Francisco 1/2 2008 1:52:44 8:25
San Francisco Full 2007 4:04:33 9:20
Silicon Valley Full 2006 4:06:57 9:25
San Francisco 1/2 2005 1:48:50 8:18

Now looking forward to Norcal Marathon (an inaugural one) next month in the Silicon Valley.

This is my third race of the year as part of Team Odwalla - look good, eat good, feel good, race good!

Monday Jul 04, 2011

Brasilia Community Run - Powered by Odwalla and Runkeeper


Paulo Jeronimo, a local Java developer and an enthusiastic runner, organized a community run in Brasilia. He was also joined by Claudio Miranda and together we ran around some of the most secured area in Brasilia covering Palácio da Alvorada (Presidential Palace), Palácio do Planalto (President's work place), Palácio do Jaburu (Vice Presidential Palace), and Congress Building.

Here is the complete course:



I gave a few Odwalla bars to both of them and looking forward to their feedback on the different flavors. Do you know you can buy them online at odwallashop.com ?

Check out some pictures from the course:








Thank you Paulo and Claudio for making it a great run!

And, as always, the evolving album:



Still a couple of more cities after Brasilia ...

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Arun Gupta is a technology enthusiast, a passionate runner, author, and a community guy who works for Oracle Corp.


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