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”

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”

#SuhoorRuns: A New Fitness Activity this Ramadan in Dubai

On Saturday night, we had our first Suhoor Run in Dubai, which is a social and a fitness gathering for running and general fitness and wellness enthusiasts in the city. The idea is to meet for a light work out, followed by a small snack at the restaurant or cafe that the run started at.Continue reading “#SuhoorRuns: A New Fitness Activity this Ramadan in Dubai”

It’s been a year… A look back

Exactly a year ago to this date, I boarded a plane to come back home to what I commonly refer to as my adopted homeland, which is the UAE. A lot has happened in the last 12 months, some of it bad, quite a lot of good things and many things that could fall anywhereContinue reading “It’s been a year… A look back”

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!”

Video: Giving Stand-up Comedy a Shot!

So earlier this month, I took a comedy class with Dubai-based local comedy legends Dubomedy, and as part of the course, each student got to perform on the last day in front of a live audience at Warehouse Four in Al Quoz in Dubai, the venue of Hangry Hanger. This was my first time to talkContinue reading “Video: Giving Stand-up Comedy a Shot!”