Now that you’ve decided to give the Bir-Billing Half Marathon a shot, what better way to round off your visit to the hills than to explore the area around the Bir valley. Long known as the paraglider’s paradise, the area has many lesser known thrills and experiences that are waiting to be discovered. Here, we give you a list of things that we hope you’ll enjoy doing while you’re pushing your marathon distances and times.
Four hours from Shillong, Meghalaya is a farming village, sitting atop a hill in Mawkyrwat, South West Khasi Hills District, by the name Shngimawlein. A name in this village is bringing accolades to the region and breaking records. Tlading Wahlang, a 40-yr-old father of 04, has lived in the village his whole life and grows paddy. He started running five years ago and little did he know about his innate talent or the endurance he has built since childhood over such a terrain that when he started running, people took notice.
Running 21.1km is an accomplishment in itself and running in the mountains makes it even more challenging. We are here with an 8 week plan to train you for the Bir Billing Half Marathon on 16th April 2017.
I believe running has become a very important part of my life. It keeps me focused by becoming the sole purpose in my life, just as much as it keeps me disciplined and working hard towards upcoming events. The goal is different each time I run. Sometime I run just to get to the finish line, sometimes the victory becomes very important to me, and it’s also a great feeling to run with other people and share the camaraderie. I am more than 50 years of age, so my expectation is usually just to finish the hard races. At this stage for me, finishing is the same as winning.