04 Jan Front Runner – Jaydev Raja
Front Runners are exceptional individuals who run for the cause of educating children at Bhumi. Every stride they take helps Bhumi support the children with their literacy, numeracy and life skills. Thank you, Front Runners – for taking us forward in this journey of Change.
1) Tell us a little about yourself & how did you start running?
I am a 49-year-old business tycoon and a fitness enthusiast. My first marathon run was for the Airtel Run for Education in November 2014 and has since participated in 66 events overall, which include 19 full marathons and 3 half marathons.
2) What made you take up running?
I being an athlete strive fitness. Running circuit reinvents my targets and pushing the impossible limits to a new high thus making room for a whole generation of aspiring runners to reset their Goal and run beyond the horizon to discover a whole new world of aspiration in this endurance sport.
3) What does running mean to you?
Running to me is like living my life up to my expectations and the ability to do more with my life. I crave to achieve more distance, set and beat my records
What is the source of your inspiration? What keeps you motivated to continue running?
Mr. Arun Singh is a retired person and has a target podium of finishers at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Toronto Canada in 2020 at the age of 70. He is the inspiration behind my running, motivating me constantly throughout every marathon as well as my life. Also accomplishing targets keeps me motivated to run a million more miles.
Do you think running should be associated with a cause? Why?
Running is itself a good cause, as it helps individuals to live a life of an athlete apart from their ordinary life. A life of discipline and constant self-determination.
There are a lot of people who want to do good to society, associating a cause with running would bring a lot many numbers of people to volunteer for it.
How do you associate Bhumi with the cause you believe in?
Bhumi is one of the largest volunteering organizations. I am extremely glad that my run could contribute to a cause like education which has always played a vital role in the lives of people