Monday, February 23, 2009

R.A.K. Half Marathon 2009

It was a day of PB's for the Milers at Ras Al Khaimah on Friday 20th February. A truely well organised event with a flat fast course inspired the milers to produce their best performances of the season. Well done to all and a big thanks to Nathan the Race Director for putting on a great event.
Chris McCann 1: 26:53
Malcolm Gatenby 1:31:56 PB
Graham Spriggs 1:34:19 PB
Dave Jackson 1:35:34 PB
Matt Nickels 1:36:23
Chris Homann 1:38:23
Chris Little 1:38:55
Andrew Gregory 1:41:54
Sara Connor 1:43:29 PB
Dunkin Scadden 1:43:57 PB (Clearly DoNuts on the start line assisted our chairman)
Dave Forsythe 1: 59:56
Elaine Forsythe 2:00:01
Carmel Lord 2:07:01

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


The Milers went to the mountain and turned it yellow. Eight Miler teams completed the ultimately futile task of running to the top of the Mountain and back at Wadi Bih. Leading us home were the MM Sprinters in 4:47:19 and 5th Place overall, at 9th place were the MM Trotters in 5:13:54, at 14th were the MM Wasters in 5:25;28, 35th were the MM Dawdlers in 5:55:30, followed by the MM Waddlers in 38th place and 5:59:00, 52nd were the MM Ditherers in 6:13:55, MM wanderers strolled home at 64th place and 6:27:47. The MM crawlers allegedly finished!
One hundred and two teams registered a finish so the Milers can be very proud to have put three teams into the top 14 places.
In true Milers style at least half of the teams got lost on the way to the start. The MM crawlers made a 10 year old girl run up the hill for them and Natalie Van Cleave made the dumbest decision of her life by asking to run the next section as well straight up the escarpment.
Many Milers stayed over at the Golden Tulip and the Zebra Bar has now become a Milers local!
Congratulations to all the Milers who made it a a very special club day out, may we turn many races Yellow.

Monday, February 02, 2009