Yesterday, before the sun up in the mountains of Ras Al Kaimah @asicsfrontrunner Team DXB showed up with geared on to conquer the challenged organized by @urbanultra. From road running races to trails - all made an amazing effort🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
Massive congratulations to @meryl_cooper for bagging 🥇1st Female finishing 30kms and @xavi_runs_dxb 🥇1st Male finishing 10kms.
And to @bencranwell @jenna.is.running @fittotheboneptdubai congratulations too for finishing the 10kms in a scenic routes😂✌🏽. Also, congratulation @jimmyg_75 for coming back strong after the stab on the leg few weeks ago and the help in aiding my wounds😁.
What an amazing weekend it is!
Got my 1st trail race experience organized by @urbanultra in a rocky mountain scenic photo- off with a war wounds😂🤣
Stories behind: .
.⏩Thought I couldn't make it to the starting line without a proper gear (lesson: always keep your things with you no matter what😉) - just in the nick of time got my race gears on!
.⏩⏩ Never follow someone, unless you are sure that they are heading to the right route. Good thing I have a sense of direction. Check the markers and coordinates at all times.
.⏩⏩⏩ Run with your happy pace and be extra careful in every steps esp. when passing in bed of rocks. I tripped but didn't allow it to ruin my day. Choose positivity despite of misfortunes. .
.⏩⏩⏩⏩ Enjoy every steps, every strides and breathe! Collect photographic memories⛰🏜 and cherish the moment bec. no similar roads will bring you to the same feeling.
.⏩⏩⏩⏩⏩ Finish strong! Beat your old self. .
Because sometimes, getting to the start line is the hardest part. Going for it and hoping I don’t cause further damage.
Good luck to everyone running tomorrow! Stay safe and enjoy every single moment. I can’t wait to experience @londonmarathon for the first time!
Genuinely gutted after today’s @urbanultra 10k wadi racer.
I was running really well and was out in front but with about 1.5-2k to go I missed the turning and ended running 13k instead of around 10.5-11k which was the actual full course. This meant I had to settle for second place 🥈
A real shame and I am absolutely gutted.
However I absolutely loved the race.... starting at 5am in the dark with head torches, running through the wadis and then running up and down mountains ⛰
Well done to all the racers involved across all the distances..... that was a seriously tough course!
@asicsfrontrunner Dubai team ran well as always (even though a few of us went off course 😂). Especially well done to @meryl_cooper and @xavi_runs_dxb who smashed it!
Coach at @smartfitnessuae
🥇This smile says it all! I am in my happy place in the trails with such amazing people! It was a top morning in Wadi Showka for the @urbanultra wadi racer. 🌟 We started in the dark at 5am, camped the night before - EPIC. ⛰ 30K done and dusted and super pleased to have finished 1st female AND 2nd overall! 🏁🚫No more racing now for a while (you all will be pleased to know 😂😂) and time to focus on good training for @grossglockner_ultra_trail 75K ⛰🏃🏼♀️🏁 👟#fujitrabuco6 gtx #dubaifitnesschallenge
Started my week with a solid finish at @supersportsevents! (Running season 4/4)
Achieving:: Age Cat. 1st & Over All Female 4th.
One of those very memorable and humbling experiences bec. I had dedicated this race to God - - - that before I turn 30:
1. Passionately I will continue to honor and strengthen my body.
2. Be an inspiration to many to always bring out the best in theirselves.
🌟🌟🌟With God's provision and grace (I believe) it will all go well. He doesn't give an edge for those who pray, HARD WORK does. Being a Christian athlete I always give my all for him. Win or lose, I thank Him for the opportunity and ability to play. It means giving all glory to God no matter what the outcome bec. I trust his plan for me.
Another successful day at the races!! Great day, with @smartfitnessuae dominating the podium at the @supersportsevents 5km race @meydangolf
Fantastic end to the race season for @fittotheboneptdubai taking 1st place overall with a PB time of 17:22.
@alexandracolvin took 1st place in the female 19-29yr category with a time of 22:15.
@lini_aroundtheworld took 2nd place in the female 19-29yr category
@alisonjramsay came away with 1st place in the female over 50’s category
Big well done to @themissingladydi for running her first 5k supported by @coachelger
A top morning at the @supersportsevents final race of the season! I am absolutely delighted with the result. It wasn’t easy at all but I managed to break 40 with a 39.44 new 10K PB 😊 and placed 1st female, 6th overall. Thank you to everyone who has helped me get there! I am now looking forward to eating all day and also a recovery massage from my coach @fabienrabeau ! Sooooo needed before tomorrow’s 30K trail race.
Weeks ago, @asicsfrontrunner TEAM Dubai hit the trails. And 2 days from now, I'll have the chance to race in one of the trails in UAE just like these.
Surely, it's gonna be an exciting weekend!!!
Stretching into the weekend like....!
It’s a double race weekend with the #dubai @asicsfrontrunner team! I am currently stretching, rolling and food prepping to ensure I survive! Good luck to everyone racing! 🏃🏼♀️🏁🏃🏼♂️ .
Our team will be providing physiotherapy services and taking care of the runners participating in the last race of the season at Meydan The Track tomorrow! Best of luck to the participants and we will see you tomorrow!
Check out this clip from when some of the Dubai @asicsfrontrunner team went trail running in Showka.
I couldn’t make this training session, but we are racing there this weekend 😁🏃♂️🏃♀️
When the worst injury you’ve had so far makes its appearance less than a week before a marathon you’ve spent your whole life dreaming about 😕
It’s going to be a tense couple of days hoping that these #prolotherapy injections kick in and stop making even walking painful. If that doesn’t happen, I’ll be deferring from #londonmarathon on Saturday night (the race is on Sunday). This marathon was never about getting a PB, it was about finally getting to run it with my good for age place and having my sister @euripidean watch me do it!
I’m channeling every ounce of positivity and eating all the goodness in the hope of some kind of miraculous cure...
“ I visualized where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become, I knew exactly where I wanted to go and I focused on getting there... - michael jordan “one big mac meal pls, upsize! 🤣🍔🍟 - carlo on a cheat day 🙊 #dubaifitness#dubairunning#humorhelps 📸 credit @eliasalonzo