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?”

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”

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)”

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”

London Marathon: My Running & Fundraising Update

As I mentioned in my last post, I am going to run at the 2016 London Marathon for the second time (and will be set to be my 6th full marathon to date). This is a wee update on proceedings. I changed the charity, after being offered a spot with Health Poverty Action. I am very gratefulContinue reading “London Marathon: My Running & Fundraising Update”