Winter Fitness in Dubai

Travelling and running? Why not? Especially when you get to run with fabulous sisters in Dubai. It was small crowd at the 2XU Compression Run Series : Race #3 at THE TRACK, Golf Clubhouse, Meydan, Dubai. There were 4 categories; 15km, 10km, 5 km and 3 km. I signed up for 5km to run with my daughter and other sisters.

Flag off for 10km

Flag off for 10km

The view of Downtown Dubai

The view of Downtown Dubai

It was a small friendly crowd, about 100 runners for 5 km category and more for 10km and 15km. We flagged off at 7am, one category after another. They provided 2 water stations for 5 km run and we get to see beautiful view of downtown Dubai. Families and friends run and support one another. After the run, we had a choice of bananas, apples, yummy muffins and coffee/tea/juices prepared for finishers.

The finisher medal

The finisher medal

I ran better in cold weather, I finished 4 for my category and the timing is not bad 31km. I typically finish a 5km in 35 mins. It was my personal best despite stopping twice to tie up my shoe lace and walking with my daughter shortly.

Nisa finishing the race

Nisa finishing the race

I am happy for my running sisters in Dubai; Amina and Shabna for taking up the challenge to race that day.

Special Thanks to my Running Sisters

Special Thanks to my Running Sisters

It was a beautiful fitness day in Dubai. Ironman was on going at Jumeirah Beach area the same day. While travelling back, sights of lean and focused cyclists and runners under the bright sunny day were decorating Jumeirah area.

Road blocks for cyclists

Ladies in Niqab were seen at the Ironman Arch

Ladies in Niqab cheering at the Ironman Arch

Ironman Dubai

Ironman Dubai

I like running in Dubai during winter cause I could run faster! Will come back again insyaAllah.

 

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