Extra than 200 runners lined up to just take section in the initial version of the Shawka Hump Race in Wadi Shawka Ras Al Khaimah on March 27. It was a race put on and arranged by Runners for Runners. The function protected two programs, a single of 10kms and the other for a length of 21kms.
The 10km study course was built for novices to path races and also for specialists to check their potential and timing about a shorter length. The race started with almost 4kms of jeep trail to get to the to start with checkpoint, where by runners had been greeted and supported by Mohamed Mohsen and Mamerto Gamboa, who have been also organizers of the race.
To get to the first checkpoint, the runners ended up guided by our amazing volunteers, and Moataz Bellah, who claimed bib figures passing by his station. The trail then turned off toward a shorter technological climb to get to a flat section in which Haytham Hosny and Hasan Al Makhmari from Al Mulhimon tribe waited to seize every person on digicam just before setting up to climb again on a solitary trail to get to the road the place Emna Boubaker encouraged and guided the runners to the end line.
The 21km-class runners took off at 5:30am. They began from the exact position as the 10km-study course runners but commenced an hour previously. It took them on a for a longer period jeep path route of somewhere around 10kms right until the checkpoint where Houda Bou Hayat, who also took component in the organizing, and Sebastien Vaillant cheered the runners and assisted them with hydration.
The route took them back again on the identical path right until they turned off to a solitary terrain up and down the valley. Amir Bou Reslan, who was also one particular of the organizers, guided the runners in direction of the proper way at the diversion exactly where the trail break up. The route ongoing on a slim route until finally they achieved the bottom of a gruelling uphill part named the ‘‘Mother Hump Climb’’ named after Mentor Lee Harris.
Angela Bak was at the bottom of the climb ready for the runners with cold h2o and inspired them as they geared up to deal with the climb. The course then continued downhill past Haytham Hosni and Hassan Al Makhmari from Mulhimon Tribe, who took some amazing pictures, to the point wherever they fulfilled up with the 10km-system runners, and then the climb up towards the highway and end line.
In the race village, Samer Kaed Bey and Dana Matar, the major organizers of the event, waited for the runners as they crossed the finish line. The atmosphere at the race village was lively and lively. Dija’s electricity and positivity guiding the mic only served to enhance the vibe.
The function was in collaboration with Activity360 and Path Runners Dxb. Predominantly sponsored by SUUNTO watches, and also, AFT Equipment Garage, Runners Tribe UAE, Longevity Athletics, Leading Chef Cooking Studio, RAK TDA, and Mai Dubai.
All runners obtained a finisher medal, a t-shirt and a cap. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd total woman and male winners in both of those distances been given generous presents from the sponsors. Meanwhile, all age-team runners obtained specific medals.
Refreshments were obtainable at the end line as properly as Lebanese manakish from Al Qarya snack.
Encouragingly, the function will return for its 2nd version on November 6 this yr: Shawka Hump Race – 2. Make guaranteed to indicator up for the race and do not skip out on this special experience!