Hi and welcome back!
We hope you all had a great summer and are now fully refreshed ready for the new running season which starts with the DRR Iftar Challenge at Motor City Dubai on Wednesday 17th September.
For those of you that don’t know, the main gate to Mushrif Park off the Kawaneej Road is now closed for 3 months. There is however a new road/gate to gain access from Tripoli Street (the street which the new Uptown Mirdif school is on) at the first roundabout (by the huge Crocodile Park sign). Turn down into the new road which we used for last year’s Donut 10 race. Parking is available inside the park where we finish the Donut 10.
The run starts at 7pm from the new gate house location. You may have to pay Dhs 3 or Dhs 10 or free to get into the park, it all depends on how the guy on the gate feels that day! (see attached maps).
Our race, the Donut 10, which is in its 8th year is now open for registration via Premier Marathons website. The date for your diary is Friday November 21st 7am.
The 16 week Dubai Marathon training plan will start towards the end of September. If you wish to run in Januarys marathon, long slow runs are a crucial part to your marathon training, and these we run in virtually traffic free roads out at Kawaneej. The plan will be emailed in a later news email and uploaded on FB & our web site