Sharq Village Charity Race
The race was scheduled to start at 4 pm. I was expecting a tough day at the office as it was very hot in the morning, and was thinking of running the 5 km only. But suddenly sheets of rain came pouring down all over town with lightning and thunder storm just before the race started. It is not everyday that you can run in a rain here in Doha. This could be a nice experience for a change and with a cool weather, I could try attacking for a PB.
|With some 100 participants before the start|
The actual distance was a little short, so I continued for another 200 m to make it 10km which I completed in 47:31. I cannot be more pleased as it was better than my previous PB by a minute and a half. I was also excited to be in the top 10 male finisher for the 10 km. My wife did equally good with her new PB in 5 km and ranked 5th. All in all, it was a great experience, and I will not be hesitate to join the event in the future. Furthermore, all proceeds from the race are for good cause.
Nett time: 47:31
Rank Male: 10/36
Rank All: 12/55
Shoe: Adidas Energy Boost