2020 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Race Report

I took part and finished my fourteenth full marathon last weekend in Dubai. It was the third time for me to take part in the Dubai Marathon, and I completed the race with a new personal best (PB) time of 3:19:58, which is a PB of three minutes (The previous PB was 3:23 hours, setContinue reading “2020 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Race Report”

The 2020 Dubai Marathon – Should you run it?

The Dubai Marathon is around the corner, and there have been several conversations online and offline amongst runners about the race, so I thought I’d share my two cents on it. For established runners who are familiar with the race, you’re probably aware of where this is going. For new runners, this is not toContinue reading “The 2020 Dubai Marathon – Should you run it?”

On Our Obsession with Distance and Pace

A couple of years ago, I posted a blog post which had tips for running in the heat, which has relevant and useful tips, especially if you are training for a big autumn or winter race. Over the past few weeks, several friends and I started ramping up our training for various races later thisContinue reading “On Our Obsession with Distance and Pace”

2018 Dubai Marathon: You have 21 weeks to train and smash it!

      I was talking to a couple of new runners who joined the local running club in Dubai that I’ve been training with for the last few years (ABRaS), and they told me they have joined the club to help them train for the upcoming Dubai Marathon, which I thought was great planning. TheContinue reading “2018 Dubai Marathon: You have 21 weeks to train and smash it!”

Tips for running in the heat

  This is a list with some great tips for running and training in the summer heat. The source is the weekly newsletter of the Desert Road Runners, a running club based in Dubai and headed by the very knowledgeable Graham Michael Rafferty: Slow down. In hot / humid conditions your body cannot lose heatContinue reading “Tips for running in the heat”

Targets Smashed at the 2015 Dubai Marathon

After months of fundraising and training, I am glad to say that both targets I had prior to the 2015 Dubai Marathon have not only been met, but been smashed. The targets I had were to raise AED 10,000 for the Medical Aid for Palestinians association and to finish the race in under 4 hours.Continue reading “Targets Smashed at the 2015 Dubai Marathon”