Runner’s Insight – Karuna Singh

Runner’s Introduction – Basic Profile

KARUNA SINGH:  Born in a small town called Nepanagar in Madhya pradesh, then moved to Bokaro steel city for schooling & graduated from Jaipur. I was a sports instructor & worked in various institutions for 30 years. In early part of my career, I worked as Yoga instructor in vishwayatan yogashram Katra Jammu, then later served as physical education teacher in Mother’s  international school at Delhi. IN 1995, I moved to Baroda & worked at Navrachana international school. Presently I am 60 and enjoying my retirement period.

Q: How you have started running/cycling & your milestones so far?

I was very much active & into running from my school days. I represented my school at Nationals for 400mtr and 800mtr race & secured bronze medal. During college days I have added one more sport swimming to my career and represented Rajasthan state in National aquatic Meet.
Being so active in sports during school  and college  times and now fully  occupied  in my family & ignoring the fitness was a mistake. My conscience said –  “Karuna 95 kg  just not me”. So again I began working on my fitness through my sporting  activities  at the age of 55. I have pickup cycling during lockdown and soon became addicted to it too. Apart from that, I am also regular at running, swimming & yoga. I have participated in 108 Suryanamaskar events 4 to 5 times. In a year or so, I lost 20 kgs and regained my fitness level. I enjoyed every phase of my life because I know ” Where there is a will, there is a way “.

1. School level National athlete (Bronze medal for 400m/800m race)
2. Gold Medal in swimming at Khel Mahakumbh(state level) & Gold in Porbandar sea swimming
3. NCC “C” certification with paratrooper course from Agra Kheria. Got honour to command
Rajasthan contingent during NCC days.
4. Completed Basic & Advance courses in mountaineering
5. 1st Position in All India 100 days cycling event by covering 7200 km.
6. 1st Position in Triathlon challenge of Vadodara & 2nd in Vadodara Marathon in age category.
7. Cycling + Running of Total distance approx. 20,000 km

Q: What motivates you to do it regularly? 

The happiness of meeting like-minded  people and  giving few hours to yourself or  loving  yourself is the need of an hour. 

Q: Your current Training schedule in a week?

Divided my weekly schedule Morning and Evening with Running, Cycling, Swimming with Yoga  and strength training workouts at gym.

Q: Any advice for new runners ?

Only follow P.P.D.D.S.
Practice, Punctuality, Discipline, Determination with Self-improvement.

Q: your Motto/Tagline ?

Make each day your “MASTERPIECE”.