Greater than 200 runners lined up to participate within the first version of the Shawka Hump Race in Wadi Shawka Ras Al Khaimah on March 27. It was a race placed on and arranged by Runners for Runners. The occasion lined two programs, certainly one of 10kms and the opposite for a distance of 21kms.
The 10km course was designed for freshmen to path races and in addition for professionals to check their means and timing over a brief distance. The race began with nearly 4kms of jeep path to get to the primary checkpoint, the place runners had been greeted and supported by Mohamed Mohsen and Mamerto Gamboa, who had been additionally organizers of the race.
To get to the primary checkpoint, the runners had been guided by our superb volunteers, and Moataz Bellah, who reported bib numbers passing by his station. The path then turned off in direction of a brief technical climb to get to a flat part the place Haytham Hosny and Hasan Al Makhmari from Al Mulhimon tribe waited to seize everybody on digicam earlier than beginning to climb once more on a single path to get to the street the place Emna Boubaker inspired and guided the runners in direction of the end line.
The 21km-course runners took off at 5:30am. They began from the identical level because the 10km-course runners however started an hour earlier. It took them on an extended jeep path route of roughly 10kms till the checkpoint the place Houda Bou Hayat, who additionally took half within the organizing, and Sebastien Vaillant cheered the runners and assisted them with hydration.
The route took them again on the identical path till they turned off in direction of a single terrain up and down the valley. Amir Bou Reslan, who was additionally one of many organizers, guided the runners in direction of the proper route on the diversion the place the path break up. The route continued on a slender path till they reached the underside of a gruelling uphill part referred to as the ‘‘Mom Hump Climb’’ named after Coach Lee Harris.
Angela Bak was on the backside of the climb ready for the runners with chilly water and inspired them as they ready to deal with the climb. The course then continued downhill previous Haytham Hosni and Hassan Al Makhmari from Mulhimon Tribe, who took some spectacular photographs, to the purpose the place they met up with the 10km-course runners, after which the climb up in direction of the street and end line.
Within the race village, Samer Kaed Bey and Dana Matar, the primary organizers of the occasion, waited for the runners as they crossed the end line. The environment on the race village was vibrant and energetic. Dija’s vitality and positivity behind the mic solely served to reinforce the vibe.
The occasion was in collaboration with Sport360 and Path Runners Dxb. Primarily sponsored by SUUNTO watches, and in addition, AFT Gear Storage, Runners Tribe UAE, Longevity Sports activities, Prime Chef Cooking Studio, RAK TDA, and Mai Dubai.
All runners acquired a finisher medal, a t-shirt and a cap. The first, 2nd, and third general feminine and male winners in each distances acquired beneficiant presents from the sponsors. In the meantime, all age-group runners acquired particular medals.
Refreshments had been out there on the end line in addition to Lebanese manakish from Al Qarya snack.
Encouragingly, the occasion will return for its second version on November 6 this yr: Shawka Hump Race – 2. Ensure that to enroll in the race and don’t miss out on this distinctive expertise!