The Dubai Creek Striders are dedicating their upcoming Friday morning run (September 13th) to Roy Nasr, the triathlete who was tragically knocked off his bike and killed near Safa park at the weekend.
Club chairman, Marek Szymanek said: “In light of this tragic accident, the club wishes to stress the importance to both motorists and athletes, to ‘be safe and be seen’ on the roads. The running community has been deeply saddened and shocked by the news and as a club, we wanted to pay tribute to Roy. At the moment we have about 160-200 runners on our Friday runs so safety is a huge concern. As cyclists, we too use public roads. From now on, as a tribute to Roy, we will hold an annual ‘Fluorescent Friday Run’ in September.”
The club meets at 6 am opposite the Novotel hotel, by the Trade Centre and would like everyone to turn up to Friday’s run wearing brightly coloured clothing.