Macsha continues to break barriers & reach milestones as it makes its way around the world to India! This past week our Macsha India Manager, Nithin Gowda, timed Macsha’s first event in Uttarakhand, during the 7th Corbett Running & Living Marathon.
At Macsha we take the time to understand the local market and their needs and that’s why we’ve decided to extend our brand to the Indian market. The Indian running market is growing at such rate that in 2016 there were over 700 events organized, an impressive 81% more than in 2015. A perfect example of how running is becoming a popular sport in India is this year’s Mumbai Marathon, which was completely fully booked six months in advance. We believe that India’s race organizers and sporting community are ready for the best timing systems in the market.
Throughout his time at Macsha, Nithin has developed his timing skills and managed to help Macsha land with a strong foot in India. His team, located in Bangalore, is equipped with our latest technology and is ready to time events all throughout India. Macsha India will be providing local technical support and producing chips locally while also adapting to the market and offering their products in Indian rupee.
Macsha India’s First Race
Macsha India’s first event was held on April 15th in the Jim Corbett National Park. This event was open not only to marathon runners but also to runners interested in half marathons, 10K and 5K, thus bringing together runners from all ages and different levels of running experience. Interestingly, the park is not only home to grasslands, lakes and riverine belts, but also to wildlife such as tigers, otters, crocodiles.
For this specific event, Macsha India used our One4All 4.0 timing system with 8 antenna ports and our newly released foldable floor antenna and side antennas with a combination of our Click N’ Tag chips.
Are you interested in organizing an event in India? Contact Nithin Gowda today!