December 3, 2022


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First edition of the Shawka Hump Race proves a thoroughly enjoyable and well-organized event

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Extra than 200 runners lined up to take aspect in the 1st version of the Shawka Hump Race in Wadi Shawka Ras Al Khaimah on March 27. It was a race set on and arranged by Runners for Runners. The event included two courses, just one of 10kms and the other for a distance of 21kms.

The 10km program was developed for rookies to path races and also for experts to check their potential and timing more than a quick length. The race began with just about 4kms of jeep path to get to the initial checkpoint, where by runners ended up greeted and supported by Mohamed Mohsen and Mamerto Gamboa, who ended up also organizers of the race.

To get to the first checkpoint, the runners were guided by our astounding volunteers, and Moataz Bellah, who noted bib figures passing by his station. The trail then turned off to a quick specialized climb to get to a flat segment wherever Haytham Hosny and Hasan Al Makhmari from Al Mulhimon tribe waited to capture all people on digicam before starting off to climb once again on a solitary path to get to the highway in which Emna Boubaker encouraged and guided the runners towards the end line.

The 21km-study course runners took off at 5:30am. They started out from the exact position as the 10km-program runners but began an hour before. It took them on a for a longer time jeep path route of roughly 10kms until the checkpoint where by Houda Bou Hayat, who also took section in the arranging, and Sebastien Vaillant cheered the runners and assisted them with hydration.

The route took them back on the identical path right until they turned off towards a single terrain up and down the valley. Amir Bou Reslan, who was also one particular of the organizers, guided the runners toward the right way at the diversion exactly where the trail split. The route ongoing on a slender path until finally they attained the base of a gruelling uphill section referred to as the ‘‘Mother Hump Climb’’ named following Mentor Lee Harris.

Angela Bak was at the base of the climb waiting for the runners with chilly h2o and encouraged them as they prepared to tackle the climb. The system then ongoing downhill past Haytham Hosni and Hassan Al Makhmari from Mulhimon Tribe, who took some impressive photographs, to the point exactly where they satisfied up with the 10km-study course runners, and then the climb up toward the road and complete line.

In the race village, Samer Kaed Bey and Dana Matar, the primary organizers of the event, waited for the runners as they crossed the complete line. The atmosphere at the race village was vivid and energetic. Dija’s power and positivity driving the mic only served to enrich the vibe.

The function was in collaboration with Activity360 and Path Runners Dxb. Mainly sponsored by SUUNTO watches, and also, AFT Equipment Garage, Runners Tribe UAE, Longevity Sporting activities, Best Chef Cooking Studio, RAK TDA, and Mai Dubai.

All runners been given a finisher medal, a t-shirt and a cap. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd general female and male winners in each distances received generous gifts from the sponsors. In the meantime, all age-team runners got specific medals.

Refreshments ended up offered at the finish line as effectively as Lebanese manakish from Al Qarya snack.

Encouragingly, the event will return for its second version on November 6 this calendar year: Shawka Hump Race – 2. Make certain to sign up for the race and really don’t overlook out on this exclusive expertise!

To indicator up for the up coming edition and be informed about dates and timings, follow @Path_runners_dxb and @Shawka_hump_race on Instagram.

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