He is a long distance runner and loves to run at any hour! He has participated in Mumbai marathon, Delhi marathon, Vadodara marathon, Kaveri Trail Marathon and of course Sabarmati Marathon. He is the fastest runner among the ADR core team and targets breaking 1h30min half marathon barrier. Dharmesh has also lived his own dream of training along with Kenyan elite marathoners in high altitudes of Kenyan savannah! He is a director of Navrang Machinery Pvt. Ltd. a vatwa based company and into a business of making machinery for plastic, packaging and woven sack industry. He heads the marketing team of the company he has promoted.
Business is his Profession and Running is his Passion – This is how you can aptly describe Jignesh Patel, director of a Silver Touch Technologies Limited, a leading IT company in Ahmedabad. An enthusiastic participant of 7 half Marathons (21 Kms) held across the nation, he is being running the marathons for past three years. Putting in his own words, his passion of running comes from a simple ideology “A healthy mind in a healthy body”. For him, running not only helps him to stay physically fit, but also mentally and emotionally strong to face the day-to-day pressures and challenges. For him, RUNNING is just like YOGA, which helps him to throw all the internal as well external negativity out of his mind and body. Talking about his future plans, he is fully geared to achieve a Full Marathon (42 Kms) by the year 2014.
He is the strongest runner of the core group. No wonder he also leads this team! Lihas has been running since last 15 years. He is the first Gujarati to have successfully completed Comrades Marathon which is 89km long. Lihas has also run Singapore 100km race and Athens marathon. Within India, he has run at Mumbai marathon, Hyderabad marathon, Kaveri Trails marathon, Delhi marathon, Sabarmati Marathon, Baroda marathon. Lihas has 4h:17m as his personal best over marathon distance. Lihas is Reebok certified fitness instructor. Professionally, he runs a distribution business for specialized medical devices for endoscopy. Prior to this, Lihas has served with surgical giant Becton Dickinson and Ciba Geigy. Lihas is a science graduate.
He is an out-door person. When he is not running or cycling he is surmounting mountain peaks! He is a passionate trekker. He has trekked extensively in Indian and Nepal Himalayas. He did his basic mountaineering from HMI, Darjeeling and advance mountaineering from NIM, Uttarkashi. He has climbed Sudarshan peak, Saifee peak, B.C. Roy and Yala peak and trekked Pin Parvati pass, Roopkund, Pindhari glacier, Kalahani pass, Thamsar pass.Nanda devi base camp etc. He has attempted Baljaori peak ( 5990 mtr ) solo. He has also cycled from Kullu to world's highest motorable pass (Khardungla). Distance Running is an essential part of his life for him.
Participated in various national running events such as Sabarmati Marathon,Mumbai Marathon, Hyderabad Marathon and Baroda Marathon. Running in a group is fun for him.His best time for half marathon is 2:20 hours. In his professional life, he is a promoter-Director of Milkotech Equipments Pvt Ltd based in Ahmedabad and having pan India presence. Milkotech is in the field of manufacturing of state of the arts electronics equipments for Milk Co operative societies. He is a diploma holder in Industrial Electronics. He has also served as an engineer with Gujarat Hirel Controls, Gandhinagar.
Shivin started participating in city marathon events since 2009. He runs the 21km distance and plans to graduate to 42 by next year. Apart from long distance running he has keen interest in other outdoor sporting activities like cycling , trekking. On the professional side, Shivin has a work experience of more than 16 years in various fields like construction , automobile, lubricants and IT industry.
He is a passionate long distance runner. He has participated in various national running events such as Mumbai Marathon, Delhi Marathon, Hyderabad Marathon, TCS Bangalore 10k, Kaveri Trail Marathon, Corbett Marathon and Baroda Marathon. He 1st set a goal of running "42kms before the age of 42". Having achieved this, Soham has a revised goal to finish a full marathon under 5 hours and half marathon under 2:10 hours.
In his professional life, he is a promoter-Director of Disha Microfin Pvt Ltd, the largest Gujarat based Microfinance NBFC (www.dishamicrofin.com). Disha has serviced more than 100,000 clients spread across 1600 villages of Gujarat. Soham currently leads Disha’s operations team of more than 150 people spread across 10 districts of Gujarat. Prior to Disha, Soham was heading the sales and distribution teams at West Africa while working for ‘Core’, a pharmaceutical company. He has also served as an engineer with Tata Metals. Soham graduated with Electronics Engineering specialization and has Masters in Business Administration with marketing specialization.