Monday, March 30, 2009


Another weekend another race, this time around it was the ABRa'S 10K at Mina Seyahi. A fantastic turnout saw over 300 finishers at this well organised event. Milers were to the fore in all age groups and overall winner was Chris McCann in 35 minutes 18 seconds.

Full Miler results were

1st Chris McCann 35-18
6th Alistair Allen 36-07
16th Jim Harlock 37-43 & 1st M40
47th Graham Spriggs 41-38 PB
51st Dave Jackson 42-08 3rd M50 PB
118th Dunkin Scadden 48-22

The photo shows the milers at the moment they realised they had been robbed of the club championship!

Milers were as per the official results 3rd in the team contest but as we all know we won in reality, the first time we have beaten the ABRa'S! Milers were second in the veterans team event. Beside the obvious highlights of having the individual champion, the M40 champion, team champions it is our pleasure to report that a certain Mr Malcom Murphy of DCS fame was lapped by Chris McCann! Thanks to the ABRa'S for organising another top class event.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Yet more good performances from the Milers at the DRR 10K race, as usual Chris McCann lead us home taking 4th place overall. Marcia Adams was 4th overall in the female race and the stand out performance of the day has to be young Brodie Wells, 13 minutes 13 seconds for a lap of Safa Park! It won't be long before he is challenging Chris for the club championship!
It was wonderfull to see so many mini milers joining in, the next generation is coming! Thanks to Graham and his team for a great event.

36:18:00 Chris McCann
42:19:00 Graham Spriggs
43:18:00 Craig Plumb
44:02:00 David Jackson
44:36:00 Chris Little
51:20:00 Dave Forsythe


42:09:00 Marcia Adams
48:22:00 Sara Connor
55:20:00 Elaine Forsythe

13:13 Brodie Wells
17:01 Grace Gatenby
17:04 Michael Spriggs
20:03 Benjamin Plumb
23:11 Isobel Little
29:04 Andrew Pilkington

Monday, March 02, 2009


On the hottest day of the year to date the Mirdif Milers held their 2nd 10 Mile race around Mushrif Park. At the crack of 0833 Dunkin Scadden shouted "Go" and the race was on. All the usual suspects were out and about and it was no surprise to see Neil Tate, Nick Berrill, Chris McCann & Andy Keron in the lead pack. Though less familiar faces to us all amongst the leaders were the new arrivals of Paul Holley and Murphy's new star Anne-Mari Hyryläinen.

As the race went on the temperature seemed to rise ever higher and areas of shade ever less and the "bloody" hill seemed twice as high the second
time around. As Paul Holley wilted in the burning Arabian sun Neil Tate spurred on no doubt by the thought of free DoNuts at the finish carried on to win in a fantastic time of 59 minutes 15 seconds ahead of the wilting Paul Holley who finished in a still very impressive 59-37. First lady home was Anne-Mari Hyryläinen in 8th place overall and 65-38.

The Club Championship went to the ABRa's with a total of 40 points, second were the Mirdif Milers with 101 points just edging out the Dubai Creek Striders who amassed 103 points.

Who knows we may even get the trophy engraved before next's years race!

As always no race would be run without the help and support of friends, families and injured runners! So thank you to all who gave up their time to help support the milers by manning water stations, taking entries, handing out medals etc. Further thanks to Dubai Parks Department for letting us run in the park, Dunkin DoNuts for the post race "fuel", Oasis water & Spinneys for providing liquids for the hot and bothered.

We hope to you all had a wonderful run and that you will all be back for the third running of the Milers 10 Mile race.
Photos of the event can be found by following the link over on the right of the page.

Sunday, March 01, 2009


PosTimeNameClubCatCat pos
10:59:15Neil TaitABRaS ACM401
20:59:37Paul Holley NoneM1
31:00:50Andy KeronABRaS ACM2
41:02:13Chris McCannMirdif MilersM3
51:03:29Jeremy CuranABRaS ACM4
61:03:46Nick BerrilABRaS ACM402
71:04:44Terry HislopDubai Creek StridersM403
81:05:38Anne-Mari HyryläinenDubai Creek StridersF1
91:05:58Gareth MorganMirdif MilersM5
101:06:24Alistair AllanMirdif MilersM6
111:06:57Andy BrooksABRaS ACM404
121:07:08 Andrew NeilsonNoneM7
131:07:23Sean StewartAbu Dhabi StridersM8
141:07:48Emma PhillipsABRaS ACF2
151:08:05Darryl ChilesABRaS ACM9
161:08:11Euca S. BolingotDubai Road RunnersM10
171:08:20Scott JervisDubai Road RunnersM405
181:08:41Phillip ClarkeABRaS ACM11
191:09:02Antonio Di SommaDubai Creek StridersM501
201:09:39Anna BerrilABRaS ACF3
211:10:30Marcia AdamsMirdif MilersF4
221:11:05Karl StreetDubai Creek StridersM406
231:11:16Jon PageDubai Creek StridersF5
241:11:55 Gil Madrid Dubai Creek StridersM12
251:12:26Sean PitchforthDubai Road RunnersM407
261:12:38Malcolm GatenbyMirdif MilersM408
271:12:45MarekSzymanekDubai Creek StridersM409
281:12:50Alan McIntyre Dubai Creek StridersM502
291:13:13Amanda PetersABRaS ACF6
301:14:12Tracey WatsonNoneF401
311:14:26Dave JacksonMirdif MilersM503
321:14:41Chris HomannMirdif MilersM13
331:14:48Julie RayfieldABRaS ACF7
341:15:13Tony McGuireMirdif MilersM14
351:16:10Jim VarleyMirdif MilersM15
361:16:14Kiyohiko INOUENoneM504
371:16:26Valerie EveloyAbu Dhabi StridersF8
381:16:51Ian GordonDubai Creek StridersM505
391:16:52Keith ThomsonDubai Creek StridersM506
401:17:13John YoungDubai Creek StridersM4010
411:17:46Diarmuid O'MalleyNoneM16
421:18:54Chris LittleMirdif MilersM17
431:20:01Debbie PowellABRaS ACF9
441:20:04Gigi YoungDubai Creek StridersF402
451:20:07Robert WortmannDubai Road RunnersM4011
461:20:18Sarah DahabiyehDubai Creek StridersF10
471:20:22Hassan Dahabiyeh Dubai Creek StridersM507
481:20:36Euan LloydDubai Road RunnersM18
491:21:32Sara ConnorMirdif MilersF11
501:22:01Dominic PilkingtonMirdif MilersM4012
511:22:20Tom Burgess Dubai Road RunnersM508
521:22:45Michael NugentNoneM4013
531:23:50Wouter KingmaNoneM19
541:23:56Jeremy Smith NoneM20
551:24:21Christopher DubrantNoneM21
561:24:34Mark ThomsonNoneM22
571:24:50James SimpsonNoneM4014
581:25:05Shazza HusseyMirdif MilersF12
591:25:07Andrew GregoryMirdif MilersM509
601:25:19Colin Foreman Mirdif MilersM23
611:26:03Janet AndersonABRaS ACF403
621:26:16Kerry BaggottNoneM24
631:26:49Phil DunelleABRaS ACM25
641:26:51Kevin BirchABRaS ACM26
651:26:59Andrew HudsonMirdif MilersM5010
661:27:03Kevin OneillNoneM27
671:27:44Sarah FrostNoneF13
681:27:50Dave ForsytheMirdif MilersM4015
691:28:05Nick DingleMirdif MilersM28
701:28:12Madhusmita Jena Dubai Creek StridersF14
711:28:30Robert BennetDubai Road RunnersM29
721:28:52Nicola SimpsonNoneF404
731:30:03Monique StrangeDubai Road RunnersF15
741:30:04Bart WilmsNoneM30
751:30:27Gary WellsMirdif MilersM4016
761:31:05Stuart BirchMirdif MilersM31
771:31:24Lesley JonesNoneF16
781:31:34Heidi AtkinsDubai Road RunnersF17
791:32:21Nora IsmagilovaDubai Creek StridersF18
801:34:44Nicky GarwoodDubai Creek StridersM4017
811:35:34Vicki BennetDubai Road RunnersF405
821:35:51Brian KirmanNoneM5011
831:36:24Elaine ForsytheMirdif MilersF406
841:37:23Yousef TuqanDubai Road RunnersM32
851:38:00Marie DesrochesNoneF19
861:38:36Benjamin van Rooyen NoneM4018
871:38:55Osamu Setoyama Dubai Creek StridersM33
881:39:04Ahmed ZakiDubai Creek StridersM5012
891:40:25Jody ToghillNoneF20
901:40:58Shirley MilneDubai Creek StridersF21
911:41:29Lynne WardenABRaS ACF22
921:41:37Rebecca JanawayDubai Creek StridersF407
931:41:48Boudewijn BartholomeeusenNoneM34
941:43:44Annette LambNoneF23
951:43:53Jayne ThurleyDubai Creek StridersF408
961:45:05Carol LiebrechtNoneM35
971:45:07Richard Williams NoneM36
981:46:15Ziyad RahimNoneM37
991:49:15Kala GurungDubai Creek StridersF24
1001:49:30Emer HayesAbu Dhabi StridersF409
1011:52:56Natalie VanCleaveMirdif MilersF25
1021:52:58Cathy OgurDubai Road RunnersF26
1031:55:11Ruth MackayNoneF27
1041:58:39Gayatri ViswanathanNoneF28
1051:59:41A KumarDubai Road RunnersM4019
1062:04:06Judy MarianuDubai Creek StridersF29

PosNameClub Pts
1Neil TaitABRaS AC A1
3Andy KeronABRaS AC A2
5Jeremy CuranABRaS AC A3
6Nick BerrilABRaS AC A4
11Andy BrooksABRaS AC A5
14Emma PhillipsABRaS AC A640
15Darryl ChilesABRaS AC B7
18Phillip ClarkeABRaS AC B8
20Anna BerrilABRaS AC B9
29Amanda PetersABRaS AC B10
33Julie RayfieldABRaS AC B11
43Debbie PowellABRaS AC B12158
61Janet AndersonABRaS AC C13
63Phil DunelleABRaS AC C14
64Kevin BirchABRaS AC C15
91Lynne WardenABRaS AC C16
13Sean StewartAbu Dhabi Striders A1
37Valerie EveloyAbu Dhabi Striders A2
100Emer HayesAbu Dhabi Striders A3
7Terry HislopDubai Creek Striders A1
8Anne-Mari HyryläinenDubai Creek Striders A2
19Antonio Di SommaDubai Creek Striders A3
22Karl StreetDubai Creek Striders A4
23Jon PageDubai Creek Striders A5
24 Gil Madrid Dubai Creek Striders A6103
27MarekSzymanekDubai Creek Striders B7
28Alan McIntyre Dubai Creek Striders B8
38Ian GordonDubai Creek Striders B9
39Keith ThomsonDubai Creek Striders B10
40John YoungDubai Creek Striders B11
44Gigi YoungDubai Creek Striders B12216
46Sarah DahabiyehDubai Creek Striders C13
47Hassan Dahabiyeh Dubai Creek Striders C14
70Madhusmita Jena Dubai Creek Striders C15
79Nora IsmagilovaDubai Creek Striders C16
80Nicky GarwoodDubai Creek Striders C17
87Osamu Setoyama Dubai Creek Striders C18409
88Ahmed ZakiDubai Creek Striders D19
90Shirley MilneDubai Creek Striders D20
92Rebecca JanawayDubai Creek Striders D21
95Jayne ThurleyDubai Creek Striders D22
99Kala GurungDubai Creek Striders D23
106Judy MarianuDubai Creek Striders D24570
16Euca S. BolingotDubai Road Runners A1
17Scott JervisDubai Road Runners A2
25Sean PitchforthDubai Road Runners A3
45Robert WortmannDubai Road Runners A4
48Euan LloydDubai Road Runners A5
51Tom Burgess Dubai Road Runners A6202
71Robert BennetDubai Road Runners B7
73Monique StrangeDubai Road Runners B8
78Heidi AtkinsDubai Road Runners B9
81Vicki BennetDubai Road Runners B10
84Yousef TuqanDubai Road Runners B11
102Cathy OgurDubai Road Runners B12489
105A KumarDubai Road Runners C13
4Chris McCannMirdif Milers A1
9Gareth MorganMirdif Milers A2
10Alistair AllanMirdif Milers A3
21Marcia AdamsMirdif Milers A4
26Malcolm GatenbyMirdif Milers A5
31Dave JacksonMirdif Milers A6101
32Chris HomannMirdif Milers B7
34Tony McGuireMirdif Milers B8
35Jim VarleyMirdif Milers B9
42Chris LittleMirdif Milers B10
49Sara ConnorMirdif Milers B11
50Dominic PilkingtonMirdif Milers B12242
58Shazza HusseyMirdif Milers C13
59Andrew GregoryMirdif Milers C14
60Colin Foreman Mirdif Milers C15
65Andrew HudsonMirdif Milers C16
68Dave ForsytheMirdif Milers C17
69Nick DingleMirdif Milers C18379
75Gary WellsMirdif Milers D19
76Stuart BirchMirdif Milers D20
83Elaine ForsytheMirdif Milers D21
101Natalie VanCleaveMirdif Milers D22