My DCS and running story:
I only started running seriously 5 years ago after a work colleague set up a couch to 5k club. It was a tough start but I persevered and found my love of running. I carried on doing steady 5-10ks until I joined my local running club and discovered the power of peer support. After that, I started entering 10k and a half marathon races and loved the buzz and of course the medal collection! After I moved to Dubai in September 2018 I was looking to find a local club and heard about the DCS pink run. I was overwhelmed by the welcome, level of inclusivity, and support offered by DCS so decided to join and have been running with the club ever since! A year ago there was a call for more committee members and keen to give back to the club who had offered me so much I decided to volunteer.
Everyone in the group is so supportive of him and he really looks up to the Friday runs with full motivation, all thanks to DCS and its amazing striders.
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.”
Every time I run it's with the mindset that if I die at this race, it's OK."
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.”
Never underestimate the power that one good workout can have on your mind. Keeping the dream alive is half the battle.”
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.”