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...
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,...
Doing the Dubai Double

Doing the Dubai Double

After a great summer of running in the Dubai heat and humidity, we recently had a chance to put our training to a test with the “Dubai Double”. On a Friday night in late September, Urban Ultra held its season opener – the 30km Night Rebel on the Wadi Showka trails....
Confluence of ‘Brilliant’ Ideas

Confluence of ‘Brilliant’ Ideas

Ramzi’s summer bucket list included the following seemingly incongruent events: quitting smoking, visiting his girlfriend Mary’s parents in the US, doing some training for our upcoming ultramarathon in the Himalayas and running an epic race. Somehow all these events...