"One run can change your day, many runs can change your life'. Running is the simplest way to keep fit, remain focussed and help to live life to the fullest"
Rakesh lives in Pune, India with his wife Niti (also a RHWB runner) and two sons (Shlok and Swarit). He works as Director of Engineering in a Software company and specializes in Cyber Security Identity & Access Management domain. Apart from work, he is a sports enthusiast, likes visiting new places, goes on bike rides (did trips to Leh-Ladakh & Bhutan), enjoys trekking, plays cricket and Badminton whenever finds time.
Rakesh was very active in sports during school days but after joining professional course & job, active life took a back seat for him.
He again started running 5k and 10k distances in 2018, later slowly ramping up for the Half Marathon in 2019 & 2020. He participated in ‘Tata Mumbai Marathon’ and ‘Pune International Marathon’
He was introduced to RHWB by Deepak, which provided him with a well structured training programme to up his running and confidence to complete the ‘Full Marathon’. He completed two full marathons with RHWB and continues his passion towards running. Season-8 will be his fourth season with RHWB and his first season as a coach.