Kannaw Shrivatsa

Kannaw Shrivatsa

Member since:

2010

Pace:

6:30 Min group as and when needed

A few about word about myself:

I started my journey with DCS in 2010 when my colleague and fellow runner Inki Choi introduced me to this amazing club.

My initial journey wasn’t smooth and those were the challenging days when each mile felt like an unconquerable challenge and my motivation dwindled. But, I was motivated and inspired by the strength of “Dubai Creek Strider”, its incredible runners, and their shared experiences. I learned to embrace the early mornings when the sun’s rays were gentler and the air carried a refreshing coolness. I discovered the importance of hydration, constantly carrying a water bottle, and replenishing my fluids regularly. I learned to listen to the body, learned to take rest days when needed, and celebrate even the smallest
victories.

Gradually, I started to see results. My runs became easier, longer, and more enjoyable. The initial discomfort was replaced by a growing sense of accomplishment, a feeling of conquering the elements themselves. The heat, once a formidable foe, became a challenge I could overcome through sheer grit.

There were setbacks and moments of frustration. But what kept me going was the incredible support I received from fellow DCS runners. Sharing stories, advice, and encouragement with them became integral to my running experience.

At Dubai Creek Striders, we understand the journey of a beginner runner. We know the initial anxieties, the self-doubt, and the constant battle between the voice that says “I can’t” and the one that whispers, “Maybe I could.” We want to be the voice that amplifies that “maybe” and turns it into a resounding “I will!”

DCS club is more than just a collection of runners; it’s a family. DCS offers a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of experience or skill level, feels welcome and encouraged.

But beyond the resources and activities, DCS offers something even more valuable: inspiration. Each member of our club brings their own unique story, struggles, and triumphs. We learn from each other, celebrate each other’s victories, and uplift each other during challenging times.

My story isn’t unique. It’s a testament to the transformative power of running and the incredible strength that lies within each of us. Whether you’re just starting or looking to take your running to the next level, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Lace-up your shoes, embrace the challenge, and let’s discover the joy of running together!

Races
Marathons (42.2kms)
0
Half Marathon (21.1kms)
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There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul.”

Kristin Armstrong
Kristin ArmstrongBicycler

Every time I run it's with the mindset that if I die at this race, it's OK."

Yuki Kawauchi
Yuki KawauchiJapanese runner

I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.”

Dean Karnazes
Dean KarnazesAmerican Ultramarathon runner and Author of Ultramarathon Man

Never underestimate the power that one good workout can have on your mind. Keeping the dream alive is half the battle.”

Kara Goucher
Kara GoucherAmerican Runner

The world is actually full of challenges and we need to challenge ourselves. I took a challenge to run that fast. It consumes a lot of energy especially mentally. But I took myself and accepted to be challenged and I challenged the time.”

Eliud Kipchoge
Eliud KipchogeKenyan long-distance runner
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