Monday, October 21, 2013

Thank you for making Hyderabad Triathlon 2013 - A Huge Success

The Hyderabad Triathlon held at Gachibowli Stadium on Sunday 20th Oct
2013 was a Huge success with over 600 participants attending it and
supported by about 300 volunteers. It was a lovely day started with
the flag off of the Half Iron - Swimming by Mr. Deenanath Chairman and
Founder Atlanta Foundation.

I thank all the participants for the overwhelming response and
energetic participation in all the events, without their zeal and
energy the event would not have been successful. Special Thanks to the
following triathletes for their participation including Madhurjya
Borah, Richard McDowell, Sunil Menon and Most notably Mr Rajiv Trivedi
IPS Addl. DGP, Sports A.P Police. My Thanks to Dr. Akun Sabhrawal,
IPS Asst Director Outdoors, NPA who was instrumental in motivating 50
Athletes from the National Police Academy to participate in the event.

Special Mention of the Specially-abled Brave-hearts who took up the
Triathlon and Duathlon challenge and completed it successfully
including Aditya Mehta, Kiran Kanojia, Srinivasa Naidu, Manish Pandey
and many others. All of them were inspirational role models for

I thank the people and partners that have chosen to sponsor and
support the event. Without them this event was not possible- A big
thank you to all the following sponsors and partners

OutLife our Co-Sponosor. Tiktauli our associate sponsor who provided
T-shirts for the Half Iron Level and volunteers. TeamHWS who helped
with coverage of the photography of the entire event, Hyderabad
Bicycling Club for providing the cycles. MeeCabs for providing
vehicles for logistics support. Panache school of Music for adding
energy to the event by playing the Music. Hyderabad Runners who came
out in large numbers to support the event. RLSS for the First Aid
support, Sports authority of AP for providing the venue and support.
Thanks to Rajesh Vetcha Chief of Hyderabad Runners who was there along
with HR team whole day long participating and providing, encouragement
and support to the participants. Special Thanks to Maneck Debora from
Pinkee Events for helping us with the event promotion and PR.

I would like to take this opportunity to place on record my hearty
thanks to Mr. Deepam Morparia for his vision and efforts for being the
driving force behind the Hyderabad Triathlon event. Without his vision
and ideas this event would not have been possible. The very concept of
hosting the first ever Triathlon in July 2011 and driving it to the
current stage goes to him.

An event of this magnitude with over 600 participants cannot happen
overnight. The wheels start rolling 6 months ago. It required
meticulous planning and a bird's eye for details. GHAC have been
fortunate enough to be backed by a team of very motivated, dedicated
and passionate organisers and volunteers who know their job and are
result oriented.

The following leaders with their respective volunteer teams did a
great job with their respective roles.

Rajesh R Parasa – Main Event Coordinator.
Logistics Support – Nataraj, Krishna & Faisal.
Half Iron – Swathi Vasireddy.
Olympic – Prithvi Raj.
Sprint – Niranjan Kumar.
Novice – Shraddha Bajaj.
Olympic Duathlon – Shankar Reddy.
Sprint Duathlon and Relay – Yogi Ganta.
Novice Duathlon – Oindrilla.
Novice Relay – Vivek Gupta.
Aquathlon – Arun Raj.

I cannot thank everyone enough for their involvement and their
willingness to take on the completion of tasks beyond their comfort
zones!. I would like to thank each and everyone who have helped with
the event. Lastly I would like to thank all the participants friends,
families and guests for attending the event and cheering up the

We at GHAC promise a much bigger triathlon for Hyderabad including a
full iron level next year.


Diyanat Ali
Founder & Director
Great Hyderabad Adventure Club
09603473470, 040-68888197

Friday, October 18, 2013

Hyderabad Triathlon is finally here

The Hyderabad Triathlon is scheduled to happen on the 20th October2013 at the Gachibowli Stadium and captures the essence of endurance,fitness and sports. Though it's not a competition race it is perfectly designed to be a challenge to test your fitness and can also be a fun event to do along with friends. It will be a blast for athletes of all abilities!

This year the Hyderabad Triathlon has grown to a new level with over 500 registrations and addition of Half Iron level. With Just a day to the event we are almost full and only a few slots are available in the
Sprint, Novice and Team Relay events. For those who do not know swimming we have the Duathlon category which includes cycling and running over varying distances. for registrations please visit

On Sun 20th October, the Half Iron and Olympic Level will begin early in the morning with swimming in the Olympic pool of the GMC Balyogi Stadium, followed by cycling and, running on the ORR service road and
finishing at the stadium. The Sprint Level will have cycling first, followed by a run on the ORR service road and swim in the Olympic pool. The Novice Level with cycle, run and swim will be conducted in and around the stadium itself. In the afternoon participants will try their skills in the Team Relay Triathlon and Duathlon. There is a Para Triathlon Relay event for the specially-abled athletes which will be an inspiration for many others.

We are witnessing a great interest from triathletes from across the nation and going by the response to the event I am very jubilant that the Hyderabad Triathlon will quickly become a favorite of athletes
from across the Nation.

This event would not have been possible without the inspiring leadership of Deepam Morparia the man behind the initiation and success of the event and all the participants, volunteers and supporting partners who are working hard since past 6 months to make this year's Hyderabad Triathlon a huge success.

Wishing all the participants a great and enjoyable event that will bring out the best in them.


Diyanat Ali
Founder, GHAC |
Founder, OUTLIFE |