Published: February 22, 2019

Srikrishna Vaidyalingam


As a runner and someone with in-depth knowledge of event management & logistics planning, Srikrishna has been a pillar of support and a trusted advisor for the OOTYULTRA. Srikrishna is known for his deep sense of humour and acts as a source of motivation and strength to the entire OOTYULTRA crew.

Vasu Venkat


Vasu, an advocate by avocation, has a passion to volunteer in running events. He shows his friendly face especially in nook corners of hill ultra runs be it Kolli, Yercaud or in Ooty. No runner can get past him without being pampered by his warm affection, hospitality and friendly motivational shout. He has developed his interest in the logistics arrangement of Ultramarathon events. Vasu has been a pillar of support for OOTYULTRA, and he handles the runners on route experience and logistics.

Sriram Venkat


Sriram holds a key business leadership position in a large healthcare Company. He is an avid amateur historian, reader and traveller — treks in the Himalayas at least once a year. A fitness-focused person himself has come forward to help make the OOTYULTRA, the success that it deserves to be. Sriram provides strategic advice and support for the event.



Subhash is exceptionally committed and resourceful. With his ready-to-do-anything-anytime-any work attitude lifts plenty of heavy lifting with the event day arrangements. With his bright smile and soldier-like-attitude, he brings in the best charm to the event.

Meera Kannan


Meera Kannan, the wife of Coach Kay, and the source of motivation behind OOTYULTRAs development. She is the top cheerleader for the entire OOTYULTRA family and derives much happiness from supporting and encouraging all the adventure KaysFIT Academy embarks. She is also an important critic and has provided an immense contribution in shaping up the event design and planning.

Aditya Kannan


Aditya, son of Coach Kay, is a teenager with a keen eye for design and detail and brings in the best language skills. Aditya contributes to content development, editorial support & design and provides his unique ideas and constructive criticism. He has immensely helped in the development of the OOTYULTRA brand image and visuals.

Coach Kay


Kay strives on runners safety, the overall quality of experience and the comfort right ahead of the event objectives. Kay, as an ultramarathoner, enjoys the complexities and challenges an ultramarathon event has to offer and works passionately to identify every last bit of detail to provide a memorable experience for the runners. Kay values the relationship with all the stakeholders in this event and considers an ultramarathon like this to bring in benefits to the running community, development of sports in the mountains & its surroundings, the tourism in the Nilgiris mountains, the sponsors/partners and everyone associated with the event.