Training in Mumbai

Training in Mumbai -

Mumbai probably has the most number of runners, thanks the indomitable spirit of Mumbaikars and also because one of the best mass running events in the country is held there. Here are some of the people who can train you in Mumbai -

 

Nike Run Club -

Started in 2009, Nike Run Club is already turning out to be a popular training facility in Mumbai. The runners getting trained there swear by the place. The training is free and is open for most of the year (not during the monsoons).

Training at NRC involves -

  • Sessions every Saturday
  • Professional coaches at Police Gymkhana for guidance
  • Warm up exercises at Police Gymkhana
  • Run on Marine drive
  • Limber down after the run

All you need to do is show up on any Sunday to Police Gymkhana at 6:00 AM and register.

Note: There is a running group in this website which has runners training under Nike Run Club Mumbai. Click here to join them.

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Striders -

A group of trainers who started helping runners in 2004 and have been going strong since then. Now they have centers in Mumbai, Thane and Pune. The coaches are passionate about their role in the running movement and it shows through in their training sessions. Here is the website for more details - http://www.mumbaistriders.com/

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Savio D'Souza -

This is a one man training outfit but a very popular one in Mumbai. Savio is an ex-Indian national marathon champion himself who has now dedicated himself to get others to run better. He trains a group of people at Marine Drive, Priyadarshini Park and Mahalaxmi Race course. All his trainees swear by his training and have been doing very well at Half and Full Marathons. Savio is not very web savvy but coordinates with his runners by phone. You can get in touch with him on 022-22061947. He is aailable only post 9:00 PM.

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Running groups which train together in Mumbai

Apart from getting trained through groups or using online schedules, it is nice to get together with a running group and train together throughout the week.

There are some very active running groups spread out in different parts of Mumbai who are not only runners who run together but also train together. Here are some of the groups you can join for a a helpful dose advice on running and motivation.

f you are part of a group which is active. Mail us at rfl@thefullerlife.com and we will put your group here.

 

 

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Comment by Deepa Anand on January 10, 2014 at 11:05

Hi, 

Am based in Thane. Is there anyone who is running on Sundays at Thane?

Comment by Srivatsan M K on March 13, 2011 at 17:17
Hi. I have made a request to add the Navi Mumbai Runners group to the active groups in Mumbai. We are adding group members and including the group under active groups will give a filip to the running movement in Navi Mumbai. I have emailed on the address given above but have not got a response as yet.
Comment by D.John.D.Rodrigues on January 19, 2011 at 18:02
completed the 8th standard chartered mumbai half marathon for the third time. timings 2hrs & 10 min
Comment by ABC on January 19, 2011 at 14:16
is there any running group near lokhandwala, andheri west??
Comment by Krishna on December 17, 2010 at 12:01

Hey, Hi I want to get back to running used to be a regular. any running groups around aarey colony, goregaon mumbai. please lemme know.


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Comment by Arvind on December 6, 2010 at 11:43
John you should join the Nike Run Club Mumbai group where you will find many runners training. You will get lots of tips and support there. http://runnersforlife.com/group/nikerunclubmumbai
Comment by D.John.D.Rodrigues on December 5, 2010 at 1:35
I have just joined runners for life.Ran two mumbai half marathon .time 2 hrs 10 min.practising for the 16th jan standard chartered event. some tips to improve timings & advise on nutrition
Comment by Dr.Ashish Banerjee on September 9, 2010 at 7:39
Shortly I will be moving to Lucknow. Does any one of you know any place where I can practice for marathon or some group I can connect to?
Comment by subramoney on July 30, 2010 at 8:05
Are there are any groups or Coaches training in Navi Mumbai. Saw the fantastic impact Jolly gymkhana had in the 2010 scmm. Looking for a group in Nerul, failing which Vashi!
Comment by Dr.Ashish Banerjee on July 20, 2010 at 17:18
Are there any groups which trains on weekdays?

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