7 Emirates Run

7 Emirates Run

My name is Toni Metcalfe I am a mum of three children and I also have a passion for running. Not just any running but ultrarunning. An Ultra run is defined by any distance over a marathon (42.2kms) but is usually much longer and in mountainous terrain. My last race...
High Altitude Ultra Adventure in the Himalayas

High Altitude Ultra Adventure in the Himalayas

Surviving 165km in 1 Week with Eric’s Knife and Duct Tape Namche Bazaar Our Big Adventure This year’s big ultra event for Ramzi and me is the Royal Penguin Ultramarathon, a 64km ultramarathon starting in Namche (3400m – meaning at 3400 metres above sea level) in the...
Kalba Kickr: Pink Dots and Boulders

Kalba Kickr: Pink Dots and Boulders

Have you ever imagined that as a middle-of-the-pack ultrarunner that you would be ahead of some of the top local athletes forty minutes into a race? Forty minutes into the Kalba Kickr, somehow I was ahead of ultrarunners like Lee Harris, Simon Dury and Elliot Lewis....
2017 Fujairah Run, Op-Ed – Charles Sultan

2017 Fujairah Run, Op-Ed – Charles Sultan

When most people think about corporate offices or workplaces, fitness is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. Many of my colleagues spend our days sitting at our desks looking at computer screens, and a few even eat their lunch at their desks. However,...