Umesh has been running for over a decade and a half. While he has run many Half Marathons, Full Marathons and a few ultras. The initial years saw him chase his dream of faster runs and did sub 1:40 Half Marathons when most people were aspiring to start running. However over the years the targets have moved to more fun runs with runs in exotic locations like Lahaul and Spiti which had him participate in India’s first snow marathon to participating in the Berlin Marathon.
He loves to test his resolve and his few runs were against trying physical conditions; from The Delhi Half Marathon 2020 where he did a controlled 1:50 minutes Half a day after recovering from Covid to a 3:46 Full at Berlin when he had extremely low iron and D3 levels and needed Iron drips just before starting off for Berlin.
Umesh trains pro bono many budding runners into fitness and running and heads the Wellness Program for over 12000 employees at Conduent India where he works as a Sr. Director looking after the Technology from offshore for US Government Services for which Conduent is one of the largest players.
Umesh loves pacing and has been a regular pacer for many years at the Delhi Half Marathon finding it extremely gratifying getting as many runners as possible to the finish line using his own experience in running to help runners achieve their dream timing comfortably