Pasta Party – 12th February 2015
The RAK Half Marathon organisers always organise a Pasta Party for the athletes, their family and friends and anyone else who wants to join in the fun. The idea is to fill up on carbs so you have plenty energy on the morning of the run to knock back those miles and challenge those course records. This year the Pasta Party was held at the Hilton Double Tree on Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah. There was a friendly atmosphere, plenty of delicious pasta, lovely surrounds and very gracious hosts, Premier Timing Besides the delicious pasta, salads and deserts there was a band called the Booth Trio to entertain us while we made the most of the pasta and relaxed ambiance.
Caught in the moment
Hitting the note
Caught in the act
RAK Half Marathon – 13th February 2015
For the past 8 years, the RAK Half Marathon (the fastest Half Marathon course in the world) has established itself as a record breaking fast course, that has seen several National and World Records broken. This includes the Woman’s Half Marathon World Record in 2011, and in 2014, a record number of 8 runners broke the one hour mark for the first time ever, and in the same race, 9 women finished under 70 minutes! This years male winner Mosinet Geremew completed the course 01:00:05 in and the female winner Mary Keitany in 01:06:02.
RAK Half Marathon Race course map
One of the elites warming up
Catching up before the start
Early morning supporter
Cheering the runners on to the finish line
The first runners coming in to the finish
The final push
Running towards the finish line
Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah