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Getting It Right

“The timing is also not there… it’s on Hopa Sports this year although it was premier timing chips, guess over promised at the event’s giveaways..” That was a post by Joseph Khatar on Desert Road Runners’ Face Book page in response to the lack of race certificates following the Autodrome 10k. You can thank Joseph for stimulating this response from ... Read More »

DRR Autodrome 10k – Race Report

A huge congratulations to everyone on their performances at the Autodrome 10k. There were many pbs and it was a personal pleasure to see many runners who have joined the club less than a year ago getting on the podium. That included Vaughan Dingle, 3rd M 5-9 in the 2.5 k race, Sandra Khalil, 2nd female 18-39, Angela Hutton, 2nd ... Read More »

Tokyo Marathon – Race Report

“The day we unite” is the slogan for the Tokyo Marathon. Nothing could be more apt to describe runners of all ages and nationalities, volunteers, bands, marshals, sponsors, civic dignitaries, police, medical staff, athletic federations and the media joining forces to play their part in a wonderful occasion. Whatever your role you would have taken great satisfaction in playing your ... Read More »

RAK Half Marathon 2016 – Race Report

It was another great day at RAK HM. More than 70 members ran in the half marathon and around half of them got a pb. Top credits go to Annemiek Schleurholts who broke 1:30 for the first time and made the podium as 3rd placed Female Masters. Joining her in cracking the 90 minute barrier for the first time were ... Read More »

Wadi Bih 2016

With Katrina and myself spending the weekend at Wadi Bih there is nothing else we can report except for the results of this wonderful event. So here are the solo results and the Team 50 from Friday. If I have time I’ll report on the Team 72 event which takes place on Saturday. Team 50 event Wonderful to see this ... Read More »

Dubai Marathon 2016 – Race Report

There has been talk of changing the distances of athletics events such that new records cannot be compared with old, possibly drug assisted, records. One recommendation is the make the marathon 50km. I hope that this never happens. The marathon distance may indeed be an accident of history, but it is just beyond the point at which you can run ... Read More »

ABRaS 10k January 2016 – Race Report

A wonderful turnout of DRR members at the ABRaS 10K yesterday. 62 runners, 21 made the podium in their age category and DRR won the Female Open, Female Vets and Male Vets team prizes. Well done to all. As well as the prize winners there were many pbs, most of them coming off the back of the training for Dubai ... Read More »

Autodrome 5k – Race Report

Another wonderful event. A huge thanks to all the volunteers and especially to those who administered the event, Katrina, Servee and Anja. Thanks also to our sponsors Monviso and Puma. As always the competition was ferocious and a number of runners were pleasantly surprised to find themselves in the prizes.  Gerda Steyn was first female home and also first in ... Read More »

DCS Half Marathon – Race Report

Yet another amazing day and some thrilling performances. I would love to give credit to all of you, but with at least 65 members of DRR in the race I can’t mention everyone. So let’s start with those who made the podium. Grant Beerling won the M50 category in a stunning time of 1:24:47, Pearse Walpole was 3rd in the ... Read More »