When the going gets hot, the hot go to #Dubai Sports World

The Summer heat in Dubai was making my weekly tennis matches a game more of perseverance, attrition, and stupidity than fun or skill. Rather than migrate to the air-conditioned squash court, a friend found a good tennis deal going at Dubai Sports World.  To be clear, it is on planet Earth between June 21 and August […]

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Another great half marathon – tho not a personal best

Today I ran my third Dubai Creek Striders half marathon. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and wonderful event, even though I didn’t quite achieve my goal of bettering my personal best time from last year. Early on it seemed it wasn’t going to be my day. I started out a little behind where I wanted […]

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Marathon PB at Dubai Marathon, 27 January 2012

Yesterday at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon I crushed my running goal of 3:30. I crossed the line in a net result of 3:23.32 – which I’m very happy with. The time’s 15 minutes faster than my former best, in 2007; and 35 mins better than my last marathon just over 2 years ago. I’m […]

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Dubai touch footy

I played a game of touch footy this evening as a fill-in. The conditions were superb. So the weather was almost the opposite of two nights ago when I went for a run to the Burj Al Arab and back. That night I returned possibly three kilograms lighter from loss of fluids. Contradictory to this […]

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These shoes are made for running

In my 33 years on this planet I’ve run two marathons. My first was at Gold Coast in 2007, my second was in Berlin, Germany last year. This has led some of my colleagues to be misinformed into thinking I’m a marathon-er. A marathon-er runs constantly through the year, running marathons whenever it takes their fancy. […]

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Qld Roar vs Perth Glory – 24 January 2009

I have tried to make the most out of the time we have remaining in Brisbane.  As we’ll obviously miss a lot of things when we’re overseas. So it was a handy coincidence that the Queensland Roar were playing their last home game last Saturday night – against the Perth Glory of all teams. We met up […]

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Australia vs NZ 1st test – 21 Nov 2008

I had the day off work Friday to take my four year son to his first international cricket match. I’ve thought for some time that I should make more of an effort to catch the first test each year at the Gabba. Friday was our first. We had some beautiful seats in the Northern Upper […]

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Suncorp Stadium given ARL honor

Suncorp Stadium, or the new Lang Park, was today provided with an Australian Rugby League plaque to signify its importance to the game of rugby league. I have no issues with this at all.  The ground at Milton is one of my favourite sporting venues. I’ve experienced some great sporting moments sitting in this amazing […]

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Broncos vs St. George – 15 August 2008

A few of us decided to catch this Friday night game at Suncorp Stadium. It’s always good to watch us play St. George.  And at the moment there’s an extra level of interest due to ex-Bronco Wendell Sailor now playing for them after a period of retirement from active sport by playing internation rugby union.  And, […]

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Broncos vs Cronulla – 25 July 2008

I managed to get a free ticket to see the Broncos play the Cronulla Sharks Friday night at home.  The weather wasn’t great throughout the day. But that was of no real concern as the seats were undercover of the Eastern stand.  It hardly rained during the match, but the ground appeared a bit wet. The […]

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