Greetings fellow runners,
My name is Dinesh Kumaran, age 27, married with one son, currently residing in Klang.
I grew up in an environment where my dad felt that any sort of outdoor activity was not important, and thus there was a lot of emphasis put on excelling in my studies during my school days. In my teens I was extremely overweight, in fact obese should be the right word to use since I weighed over 200 pounds at one time.
I had lost most of my extra weight in my early 20s by playing a lot of badminton and even going to the gym occasionally. As the years passed I started to find less and less time to exercise. From 2001 till 2004, my job took me traveling overseas all over the globe for months at a time… leaving me with no time for personal matters, let alone exercising.
Having got married in Nov 2002 and then being blessed with my first kid in Dec 2003, I decided that it was time for a career change if I wanted to get my family life and health back in shape. I was thankful when an opportunity came for me to move on in early 2004 and I grabbed the offer. Since then I’ve had more time for my family and also for other things.
I actually only started running a few months back when I joined the gym to lose some weight and get back into shape. As I saw myself getting fitter, I began to enjoy running more and more. One thing led to the other, and I ended up joining Pacesetters in September.
I ran my first 10k race in Putrajaya and managed to finish in position 397 which unbelievably got me a medal! Medals were given only up to position 400 for the men’s open category. This has inspired me to seriously take up running not just as a hobby, but as a sport I can try to excel in. Running has not only made me a lot healthier, I also enjoy meeting new friends at the different events. I hope to continue running for many years to come!
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