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

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