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Our History

1995
Club founded by Malcolm Murphy, who was elected Chairman. The Initial Club membership was 4 people.
2002
Inaugural Johnson Arabia Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon run with a field size of 150 runners.
2011
10th Anniversary running of Johnson Arabia Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon with a field size of 1,500 runners.
Terry Hislop elected Malcolm Murphy from Chairman to Honorary President
2012
Johnson Arabia Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon with a field size of 2,000 runners
2013
Dubai Creek Striders win “Fastest Team” at the Dubai Marathon (for the 3rd successive year).
Dubai Creek Striders officially registered with the government of Dubai Community Development Authority as a “Non-Profit Social Club” with its main activity being running.
Marek Szymanek elected as Chairman
2014
Dubai Creek Striders win “Fastest Ladies Team”, “Third Fastest Ladies Team” and “Second Fastest Men Team” at the Dubai Marathon
Dubai Creek Striders launch new website.
Malcolm Murphy leaves Dubai to move to Singapore – remains Club Honorary President.
2015
Margaret Rafferty becomes first female chairwoman for the club
2017
Neil Goulsbra take over the reins from Margaret as Chairman
2018
Rajesh Daryani stepped up from Vice-Chairman to Chairman 
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