The Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor released the winners in all sections of the Bangalore Midnight Marathon (BMM) on December 12th, Sunday evening. BMM 2010 was held Dec 11th midnight to early hours of Dec 12th.
The awards function has been scheduled for 19th Dec from 11am onwards at Fortune Select Trinity Hotel, Whitefield.
1. Tsegay Hiluf (Ethopia) 2:26:40 (Chest No. 123) Rs.50,000
2. Yashewas Abet (Ethopia) 2:27: 22 (Chest No. 122) Rs.25,000
3. Bhaskar Kamble (India) 2:27:57 (Chest No. 118) Rs.15,000
1. Meher D’Mello 4:20:44 (Chest No. 075) Rs.50,000
2. Dr. Amrita Mitra Basu 4:31:25 (Chest No. 056) Rs.25,000
3. Thara Tapa 4:42:32 (Chest No. 041) Rs.15,000
1. Mifta Bedea (Ethopia) Chest No. 902 Rs.25,000
2. Goverdhan Lal Milik (India) Chest No. 287 Rs.15,000
3. Demeke (Ethopia) Chest No. 903 Rs.10,000
1. Helen Millson (USA) 1;45:29 Chest No. 844 Rs.25,000
2. Arundathi Suresh 1:54:06 Chest No. 984 Rs.15,000
3. Neera Katwal 1:56:25 Chest No. 867 Rs.10,000
Medals and certificates to all those who finished the half and full marathons.
CISCO Women’s Relay (Corporate cup)
1. Runner Girls India
2. Cisco ‘A’
3. Goldmen Sachs
Champions Group Corporate Relay (Corporate cup)
2. Champions Group ‘B’
3. Champions Group ‘A’
Certificate for all participating teams.
IT City run (Medals)
1. Druva Jordan Chest No. 196
2. Venkatesh Chest No. 388
3. Bharath Chest No 387
1. Ann-Christin Milsson (Germany) Chest No 1091
2. Malle Borrego Chest No. 1890
3. Aditi Rao Chest No. 46 C
Certificates to all who finished the Run.
Community Relay (Community cup)
1. Chaitanya Armadale
2. Global Green kids
3. Water Woods
Rotary Relay (Rotary cup)
1. Rotary Lakeview
2. Rotary Club Indira Nagar
3. Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor
Certificates to all participating teams.
BMM 2010 was a popular event without a doubt. Participants were happy with the aid stations and over support for the runners.
Full marathon men’s winner, Ethiopian Tsegaye Hilufu is a full-time athlete based in Addis Ababa. He told Citizen Matters he would appreciate an invitation from the organiers of the Mumbai Marathon in January.
An American, Helen Millson from New York won the women’s half marathon. Arundhati Suresh and Neera Kotwal of India came second and third respectively.
The men’s full marathon third place winner was a farmer from Maharashtra, Bhaskar Kamble.
The second place finisher for the men’s half marathon was an from the IAF base in Jalahalli, Bangalore, Goverdhan Lal.
One of the olders men’s half marathon finishers was Dinesh Kumar, 74. He did it in a timing of 2 hours 50 mins. Kumar suffers from mild BP but everything was under control when he ran. He runs 6 marathons each year he says and is next getting ready for the Mumbai Marathon. Kumar is a corporate consultant and trainer.
The youngest finisher of the men’s half marthon was Harish, 14, from Whitefield, Bengalur. He is a student of a local school in Whitefield and finished in 1 hr 25 mins. He was thrilled to finish well and was shivering when he spoke to Citizen Matters and had his picture taken.
The organisers did little to clear the air quickly after it became apparent that the half marathon’s men result were being contested. A few announcements may have helped. There was some confusion, after Sikkim’s R V Subba, who ended 4th place contested for the first place. Organisers finally went with the first three places as originally announced the same night.
Runners from both the women’s relay team and the from men’s marathon had complained about confusing timing recordings and distance measurements.
Organisers stuck to most of the announcing in English. A little more Kannada would have helped. Some of the local teams, especially for the marathon relay were having trouble following the instructions regarding relay/baton changeover at a dedicated zone for it at the start line. ⊕
Updated 4pm, December 13th 2010.