Assam Runners Complete Malnad Ultra Run

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Published: November 28,2021 11:59 AM
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Malnad Ultra is a challenging run through some of the most enchanting and exciting terrain that one can imagine for a run

November 28, 2021: The team of Mind Over Miles , consisting of four runners from Assam namely Sagar Rai Deka, Pranami Chakravarty , Mrityunjoy Bhuyan and Anupam Deka successfully completed 6th Edition of Malnad Ultra Run on 27th Novemebr 2021 in Mudigere, Karnataka.



The Malnad Ultra is a challenging run through some of the most enchanting and exciting terrain that one can imagine for a run. The course is in the Western Ghats of South India.



Started in 2016, this was the 6th edition where they participated and possibly India’s biggest Trail Ultra already.



The origin of the name Malnad is attributed to Male meaning Hill and Nadu meaning Land. So, Malnad is the land of the hills! Being an Ultra, all the race categories are Beyond 42 kms in hilly terrain. Its volunteer-driven and not-for-profit event is certified by the International Trail Running Association and is a UTMB Qualifier.  It is also the only Qualifier for WSER from India, and a Candidate Race for Asia Trail Master Championship Series.



 The course takes runners through the beautiful Mudigere area, with stunning views in the Western Ghats of South India. This area is home to over 100 plant species and 50 animal species.



The team partipated in the 50KM category and all four of them successfully completed well below the cut off time where historically the success rate is less than 60%.



Ultra Trail Runs are most toughest form of runs where runner needs to complete long distances like 50KM in very rough terrain with high level of elevations.