A powerful team of Riyadh Road Runners (My second claim club) hit the streets of Dubai last weekend to complete in the Dubai Marathon. I also went.
The flat and potentially fast course started downtown outside the Burj Khalifa and followed the Corniche Road past Jumeirah Beach towards the Burj al Arab, before turning round and returning by the same route. My target had been to finish under 4 hours, but after half way I began to slow. My lack of training was severely exposed in the last few miles and I only managed to keep running because I knew that other RRR were behind me and closing fast. My final time was 4:23:46. – Not what I had hoped for, but 30 mins faster than in the Amman Marathon.