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”

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”

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”

2018 Paris Marathon – Race Report

Ooh la la! What a finale to the season! About a week ago, I ran my 11th full marathon, which was in the French capital.  while it did not go entirely according to plan, I still came out of it with a memorable experience and a new personal best time (AKA a PB) of 3:27:51,Continue reading “2018 Paris Marathon – Race Report”

Berlin Marathon | Race Report (And a bit more)

There are rare moments in life when you feel that (almost) everything is going your way, and the morning of Sunday, September 24, 2017, was definitely one of those good days. Months of training in the unforgiving Dubai heat, indoors with endless loops around an indoor facility or on the treadmill and struggling with someContinue reading “Berlin Marathon | Race Report (And a bit more)”

Race Report – IgniteDXB Hatta Hills Running Festival 2017

Race: IgniteDXB Hatta Hills Running Festival 2017 Location: Hatta, starting from the JA Hatta Fort Hotel Date: Friday March 10, 2017 Distances: 2.5k, 5k, 10k and half marathon Personal rating: 9/10 I have been enjoying this running season in the UAE, as I am not training for a full spring marathon, which means my weekendsContinue reading “Race Report – IgniteDXB Hatta Hills Running Festival 2017”