February 9, 2005

TCE Marathon 2005

Oh my GOD, today in the *early* morning my phone rang up. I woke up and asked my dad what is the time? He told it is 05:30 am. I was drowsy but suddenly a thought struck my mind. We have our college Marathon today. It was announced yesterday that the college bus which picks up the students to the starting point will reach Alagapan Nagar by 05:15 am. It was already late and so I called Aravind Baalaaji to ask where they are now. He told that he has already reached the spot, but he told there is an another trip via Alagapan Nagar. Then I hurried myself to catch that bus.

Do you think I'm a real marathon runner. Never!! Do you know why we guys are gonna participate in this event? The Physical Education Department has announced that every participants will be given a t-shirt (College name printed on it). This is reason!! Ok, somehow I reached the spot before time. We got the t-shirts, worn it. Summa how can we stand there, so we started to do warm-up exercises (vetti joo than). Around 06:30 am, our college Principal came there. There were some snaps by the media persons. Principal then waved the flag, the students of TCE started their ride for 8 km. I too was one among them, he! he! As we crossed around 200 feets, my good friend Keyan started his ride towards his house. He told he will return back with his bike. We ppl (Myself, Aravind Baalaaji, John) continued to run with FUN. I ran till the Duraiswamy Nagar and then started to walk. But those two guys continued. I found a companion (Sankara Narayanan of Mech) with me will in walk. We walked for a little distance and then stared to run for a while. Near the Nataraj Theater, they were giving away the cool lemon juices. But to our fate it was already over when I reached there. We continued our run. When we were near Palanganatham Keyan came in his bike. "Oh my friend, I was expecting you". I told bye to Sankara and started with Keyan in his bike. We rode really slow so that we could encourage all the participants. Its really stunning to see so many people doing good job there. We reached the college by 07:10 am, I suppose. When we reached the college the first and second place holders have already the finished the race. They are great. The first place was bagged by a junior, the second by a final year and the third was by an PG student. I think the first to reach in my class was Rajesh Raja. Hats off the winners.

Suba Siva has got his digital camera there, we took snaps, had fun. Real show there. People who missed this has really missed something. Hey, this is a part of final year life. Still more to come ;-)

1 comment:

யாத்திரீகன் said...

hey sap thnx dude...

for pulling me into some nostalgic thoughts...!!!

its been 3 years .. yeah.. i too ran this Marathan just for the sake of
not to miss even a single fun in the college life.. it was our calss Kaams (Taju Tama)
who came first that time..

i came around some 60th position i think.. god.. if i think of
running that distance now.. no way..!!!

that time it was pure fun.. and the company.. lots of lemon juices,glucose
packets.... ;-)

yenagalukum oru baniyan kuduthaangalay.. it was not a Tshirt it was a
vest (we had to wear it inside..) cha.. sari kadupaidichu..

but the most unforgettable incident yennana.. when we were
reaching the Pilayar Temple in our college premises.. we saw a little bit of crowd
so i had removed my TShirt..and tied it around my waist.. and came waving
hands.. but to my shock.. yenga class ponunga.. + sight adicha figures yellam
irundhuchu.. ;-))

60th-thaa vandhadhukay indha alumba-nu otti thalitaanga..

thnx for making me remember it man..