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The GKVK Runners

Come and run at the No 1 running location (trail and road) in Bangalore.

Location GKVK, North Bangalore,
Members: 212
Latest Activity: Nov 12, 2013

Hey everyone,

Let's get together at least once a week (either Saturday/Sunday) to run as a group at the No 1 Running Location in Bangalore. Our general meeting place in the Ganesha Temple within the campus.

What makes GKVK so special? One of our GKVK regualars, BB Patil, put it nicely "nice traffic-free roads, less crowded grounds, scenic trails and a pollution free atmosphere". Perfect for runs of any distance.

So what are you waiting for? Feel free to call for a run at any time using the discussion section and/or the "Send Message to Group" option of this group.

Happy GKVK Running!
Sabine


Directions to the GKVK campus:
The campus is located just before Jakkur Air Force Station.
a.. You have to get to Mekhri Circle and take the road to Hebbal.
b.. It is a straight road from Mekhri Circle to Hebbal flyover.
c.. Go up and down the flyover without taking any deviations.
d.. From the foot of the flyover if you go 3kms you will find L&T Komatsu office on your left.
e.. GKVK campus is the property next to L&T Komatsu
f.. Enter the GKVK campus gate (there is a Mahatma Gandhi statue next
to the gate)

Once you are in front of UAS campus gates:
a.. Get into the campus from this gate without any hesitation and go
straight till you pass two big playgrounds on your left.
b.. Look for a basketball court on your left and on going a little ahead you will find a Ganesha temple to your left.
c.. The Ganesha Temple in UAS Campus is the starting point. There is ample parking space available near the temple.


Discussion Forum

Any runs in Yelahanka New Town

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Comment by Amit Sharma on August 16, 2012 at 10:07

Hello Raju.


The distance from ganesha temple to the main gate is approximately 1.25kms. So, a round trip to the main gate from the temple is about 2.5km.

A round trip from Ganesha temple to NCBS gate is approximately 1.2kms.

The following links will give you some general idea of distances:

http://runkeeper.com/user/amsharma/route/318039

http://runkeeper.com/user/amsharma/route/303297

BTW, I stay in kempapura, which is very close to your place. I might join you on Saturday/sunday, but cannot confirm right away.

Around the Bhuvaneshwari nagar, I usually run towards the Rachenahalli lake from kempapura via the dasarahalli road. Take a loop of the Telecom layout and back. It is a good route. May be we can run together sometime.

Comment by Raju Viswanatha on August 14, 2012 at 17:14

Hi, I would like to run my next long run 30K at GKVK on this coming saturday/sunday morning. But I have never run at this place, so do not know the distances from the Ganesha Temple. Is there any markings or any landmark to know the distance when you run at GKVK ? Anyone running at GKVK this coming sat/sun ? I stay at Bhuvaneswari nagar/Hebbal-kempapura, Anyone who stay nearby planning for the KTM 12 Half/Full ? Would like to join at GKVK for the long runs for the next two or three long runs... Thanks. Raju

Comment by Yogesh Premchandaani on July 27, 2012 at 21:14

Hi!

Reconfirming if we are running at GKVK tomorow morning?

thanks

Comment by Tautik Das on July 7, 2012 at 16:06

Checking what time the group meets at GKVK?

Comment by Srivatsan M K on May 28, 2012 at 20:33
Please log in using your FB id and check this event details. Its very interesting :)
http://m.facebook.com/events/311944152224090?ref=pb&_ft_=src.24...

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Comment by Ashwin Balachandran on May 25, 2012 at 10:43

Hi All, 

RFL would like to wish all GKVK runners running Sunday's TCS World 10K, the very best for race-day. Post race-day, we would like to hear from you on your race-day experience. Do make a post/write a blog on your race-day experience. We are more than happy to feature them on the website/newsletter. 

Regards,

Ashwin Bala

Team RFL  

Comment by Srivatsan M K on May 25, 2012 at 8:27

All the best everybody for Sunday's 10 k race. Praying for strength of mind & body for all of you. Give it your best shot and may you finish strong, free of any injury.

Have a fantastic weekend.

Comment by Amit Sharma on May 5, 2012 at 11:04

I could not make it to gkvk today, was caught up with some work. Hope to be there tomorrow morning.

Comment by Srivatsan M K on May 5, 2012 at 10:33
Thank you all for a wonderful morning run today. It was a privilege to meet and run with Pani Sir and others in the group. I came in mentally prepared to have an easy run at 6.15 per km pace. To my luck, today happened to be a training run for the TCS 10k. The run turned out to be much faster and I had to ease off after a 7k run with Pani Sir & Antony:). Had to leave immediately as I had to reach home early. Did 22 kms in the campus and rounded it to 26 when I reached home.

Thanks once again.
Comment by Srivatsan M K on May 2, 2012 at 18:34

Good evening folks - i did a recce of the GKVK Campus today morning. Its 3.75 kms from my place of stay to the Ganesha Temple. I even managed to do a 7.5 km run within the campus. At the end of it all, i bought some mangoes at the entrance of the orchard. Looking forward to Saturday's run :)

Secondly, i intend to run 25 kms to express solidarity with the Greenathon runners who are  currently on their mission New Delhi to Mumbai. Many of the Mumbai based runners are running various distances on May 6th to express moral support for the greenathon runners. The total distance that will be covered in the run from New Delhi to Mumbai is 1500 kms over 30 days. They have done over 700 kms in 12 days. If any of you wants to dedicate your Saturday/Sunday run to the Greenathon Runners - please let me know.

 

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