Yas Mall Indoor Run Race Report: Racing in COVID-19 Times

In recent months, we have been having some sporadic signs of going back to something that resembles normalcy, in Dubai, cinemas, bars, movie theatres and fitness facilities have been open for some time, and in Abu Dhabi, running races have resumed recently with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council launching a series of indoor mall runsContinue reading “Yas Mall Indoor Run Race Report: Racing in COVID-19 Times”

lululemon Global Running Day 5k Challenge and Competition

In uncertain and stressful times, running has always provided an escape, an invaluable channel to release stress and negative thoughts. Tomorrow (Wednesday June 3rd) is the Global Running Day, and to mark the occasion, lululemon Middle East are hosting a competition for UAE residents. As a lululemon ambassador, I will be gifting two outfits andContinue reading “lululemon Global Running Day 5k Challenge and Competition”

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?”

Race Report – Ironstar Indoor Triathlon – August 2019

Disclaimer: I am not a triathlete, although this was my third tri overall, and my second Ironstar Indoor Triathlon. I enjoy doing the occasional triathlon, and these races are quite good for me as I am a below average swimmer (I guess my level is at “I am happy I can float and move”). ThisContinue reading “Race Report – Ironstar Indoor Triathlon – August 2019”

2019 Tokyo Marathon – Race Report

Some races leave you dejected and send you back to the drawing board, and other races are there to be destroyed. Tokyo was a bit of both. In a similar theme to the previous marathon (The one in Chicago in October 2018), there are pros and cons, there are ‘silver linings’ and ‘what ifs’. IContinue reading “2019 Tokyo Marathon – Race Report”

2018 Chicago Marathon – Race Report

Beyond the beaming post-race photos and posing with the medal with the stunning backdrop of the biggest city in the state of Illinois, there was frustration and a hint of disappointment. Earlier this month, I took part in the 2018 Chicago Marathon. My official time was 3:41:32. There are two ways to look at theContinue reading “2018 Chicago Marathon – Race Report”

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”