The Ladakh Marathon
In 2012, Pervin Batliwala, 61, a former executive secretary of a multinational company, ran the Ladakh Half Marathon, hoping to discover a new place. “It took us two days to acclimatise to the climate. Once we found ourselves comfortable, we went out and explored the place,” says Batliwala, who visited the Nubra Valley, the Pangong Lake and Khardung La, which is the highest point in Ladakh. “Running a marathon there is a different experience, as the landscape changes every few kilometres,” she says.