WHO WE ARE?
We are an organization working towards the establishment of running as a serious sport by means of marathons and extensive training. The brainchild of P.C.Kushwaha, Thrill Zone aims at promoting healthy living across the country by way of getting runners ready for national and international races. Thrill Zone, at some point, wants to make running a regular activity for people, thus promoting a healthier lifestyle.
We also aim at preparing athletes for various national and international events and giving them relevant exposure. To start with, our aim is to conduct Marathons and other running events. We want to take forward the spirit of fitness in every home, to the people of all age groups by the medium of our events.
Presently working towards the organization of several marathons and races across the country, TZ is also working towards the development of health awareness, especially among women and students.
Born in Allahabad, Kushwaha has been a runner since school, he decided to take up a job after finishing his studies and worked for an American company for a few years. However, his calling lay elsewhere. He realized that running contained immense pleasure in itself, and its benefits to the body were just happy add-ons. He had quit running when he took up a job, but the sport refused to leave him. Seven years later he took up running again and was soon participating in every event possible, winning a number of accolades. Since 2013, he has participated in countless nation-wide marathons and half marathons. Once his passion was firmly established, he quit his secure job in 2015 and took the plunge to become a social entrepreneur.
He successfully completed the mountaineering course offered by the prestigious National Institute of Mountaineering, India (NIM), Uttarkashi, Uttrakhand. He is also a Yoga practitioner, certified by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi. He has taken extensive athletic training at the JLN Stadium, New Delhi. Today, he has the distinction of having participated in over 30 events – including half marathons, 10kms, 5kms at varied places like Ladakh, Nainital, Jim Corbett etc and several other obstacle races nationwide.
Long distance running, quite literally, took him places. He traveled all over India, even to the most scheduled spots and places he had never imagined finding himself in. While running he felt free and he wanted to share that experience with his fellow citizens from all over the country. He is consumed by a desire to ensure that his NGO – the Thrill Zone Trust – is able to motivate a maximum number of people to run and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
She holds the record of running the maximum marathons run by an Indian. Dr. Godara has been a celebrated pioneer woman marathoner of the country, with a string of international achievements, medals and Asian wins in marathons as well as distance running to her credit. She’s a fitness, yoga and athletics expert and trainer with several health and fitness related programs under her belt.
As an eminent international athlete marathoner, she has completed 76 Full-Marathons (42.2km) and 123 Half-Marathons (21km) in more than 200 international races, and won 25 golds, 12 silvers & 13 bronzes, across the globe. She has participated in 26 countries and covered a total of 110,000 Kms in training.
Among her illustrious achievements in the past have been the Gold Medal in the Asian Marathon 1992 in Indonesia and the Bronze Medal in the Asian Marathon Championship 1998 in Bangkok. She won the famous Penang Int’l marathon of Malaysia in 1989 – 90-91 and the Egyptian Int’l Marathon 1992- 93 -94 for three years in a row.
Dr. Sunita has also won international marathons in Philippines and Japan. She also competed in the 1985 Boston Marathon and 1990 London Marathon.
She secured a position among top ten women in Las Vegas, Poland, Belgrade, Italy, Paris marathons and Melbourne Marathon in Australia (5th Position), and Holland Marathon (3rd Position).