Dubai Trail Running.com
Hi and welcome to Dubai Trail Running.com, thought I’d pass on a few words as to what the sites all about !! As you probably aware I’m still working on the site so bare with me as I get to grips with all this web design stuff.
Bottom line is.. I aim to bring Running Trail in Dubai and the UAE out in the open …I started running trail by myself seriously last year in the Hajar Mountains which is about 45 minutes from Dubai city and couldn’t believe there wasn’t more of trail running scene or even an offical trail running group set up here in Dubai or anywhere else in the UAE for that matter.
Good thing about Dubai though is it hosts a huge running community, with several well established running groups (mirdif milers is my local running group) supporting major running events which are staged through out the year ( check out www.premiermarathons.com as well ) so with an great foundation in running already established I thought an official Trail running group and site would be a great idea to give people bored of of pounding the asphalt and dodging cars a chance to experince something new and challenging.
Hopefully as interest grows I am to start staging more official trail running events through out the year, including ultra trails, multi day races and even trail running weekends. At the moment there is only one official trail running event in the UAE and thats the “Nike Wadi Bih Run“ Fortunately Dubai not only has great trail running mountains to explore but a sea of stunning desert and dunes to add to the challenge ..nothing beats training on sand especially for those savage multi day events like the MDS, Four Deserts etc ..so hopefully I aim also to be able to provide desert training days for those interested in taking part but have never experience running in an actual desert.
Anyway I will keep you all posted as things Develope ..run easy & enjoy