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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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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X multiplied by Y = why

Many runners enjoy running in groups. Running with company can help in terms of safety, and just extra enjoyment to pass the time. However, everybody runs at different paces. I recently experienced a situation where runners set off at different times, running at their own speeds, and hoped to meet up at some point on […]

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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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Old London Town

London, what a magical city. It’s almost indescribable, but there is a buzz to this place which I’ve not really experienced elsewhere. Monday evening I woke up at 3:30am to Skype my family back in Dubai. Quite unexpectedly, when I came down to the ground floor wifi at this ungodly hour, there were a dozen […]

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A load of 2011 updates

It’s almost been an eternity since we had regular internet access at home, so there’s been no blogs for some time. I’ve occasionally added to a journal, so I’ll post some of these out of date and out of context items below – and reset the date of the publishing, as they were mostly from […]

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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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