2017 Dubai Marathon

Yesterday morning I lined up to participate (not compete) in yet another Dubai Marathon .. This year’s event had extra interest with a confident Kenenisa Bekele declaring he was going to break the world record.  On top of the glory of owning the world record, there was a nice $250,000 reward on offer for bettering the mark […]

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2016 goals smashed – just. Kind of.

In 2016 I again tried to make continual progress over 12 months in a couple of personal areas I find important: Running 1200kms, and Reading 12 books. Both of these numbers neatly ensure each and every month I keep running and reading. Or, so I hoped. In reality, it’s never that simple for me. My 2015 goals became a […]

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Dubai Marathon 2015 – Ouch

My new employer is big into health & wellness. I was caught up in the emotion and nominated with the team to run the full marathon, my third Dubai marathon in four years. This is a blog about a marathon I ran. So I should start with all the excuses from the outset. I hadn’t […]

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Runner knits his way into record book

via Runner in KC Marathon knits his way into record book – KansasCity.com. I heard about this strange but true story on the morning radio. A guy has run a complete 42.2km marathon, while knitting a 12 foot scarf. When I came home I just had to see if there was an accompanying photo that […]

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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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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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Germany and the Berlin marathon – Sept 2009

Late last month Elle and I took advantage of my parents coming to Dubai and jetted off to Germany for a long weekend on our own. Despite appearences, it wasn’t just for a dirty weekend, there was actually some purpose to the trip. I’ve set a goal to complete the “Big 5” marathons of the […]

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