29 September 2019
Thrill Zone organized the 6th edition Kotak Mahindra Bank Punjab Half Marathon here today which took off and concluded at Chandigarh Club. The event was organised to raise awareness about the long ongoing issue in the society – Run Against Drug Abuse. Thousands of participants had gathered at the venue braving rainy weather on Sunday morning.
Thrill Zone marked its 62nd event with this edition of the half marathon. They have always supported the society in its on-going battles through its event which happens all round the year. Mr. P. C. Kushwaha, the organiser, said “In a four-year long journey of Thrill Zone we feel grateful to mark our 62nd event with this kind of response at 6th Punjab Half Marathon”
There were 20 plus handicapped people on the track, running with full power.
All the participants were given a T-Shirt , Medal, certificate, refreshments, Energy Drink , BIB with Timing Chip. There were different distances depending on the interest and age of the participants i.e., 21 km (Half Marathon), 10 km , 5 km (with timing chip) and 5 km (Fun Run, without timing chip). The flag Off timings for 21 km, 10 km and 5 km respectively were 6:00 am , 6:15 am and 6:20 am.
Virat Diwanji, President, Retail Liabilities & Branch Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank said, “As title sponsors of the Kotak Mahindra Bank Punjab Half Marathon, we are pleased to partner with Thrill Zone to raise awareness of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle as well as supporting an important cause. Running is a great form of fitness and a great way to invest in one’s own health. Punjab is important to us and we will continue to engage with our stakeholders with more such meaningful events.”
Top three winners in men and women category were announced in the 21 km half marathon. The top three male winners were Yogesh Saini (01:18 hours), Surender Singh (01:25 hours) and Karan (01:28 hours). The top three female winners were Monica (01:47 hours), Dr. Ambika Sahu (01:53 hours) and Simran Kochhar (01:54 hours).
Top three winners in men and women category were announced in the 10 km marathon. The top three male winners were Manish Singh (41:03 minutes), Vinod Deswal (40:05 minutes) and Ajay Saini (47:52 minutes). The top three female winners were Payal Singh (53:12 minutes), Priyanka Sharma (53:43 minutes), and Neha Chetal (54.13 minutes).
Top three winners in men and women category were announced in the 5 km marathon. The top three male winners were Lalit Prajapati (21:52 minutes), Ankush Singh (24:07 minutes) and Jatin Saini (24:21 minutes). The top three female winners were Omisa Kamath (53:12 minutes), Monika Vij (53:43 minutes), and Manpreet Bhamral (54:13 minutes).