No different from the next runner

Nice article on the ParkRun website: 22-year-old university student Namrah Shahid had never run before taking part in Woodhouse Moor parkrun for the first time last April. By her own admission she was instantly hooked, and Namrah is now working with Leeds University to encourage other female Muslims to take part in physical activity by breaking down some of the barriers that stand in their … Continue reading No different from the next runner

5k Run for Somalia – Drought Appeal

Please support runners Suada Mohamoud, Hodo Eid, Faiza Ali, Nasrin Warsame and Kaltun Fadal, who will be running 5km on April 22nd in Hyde Park, London to raise money for Somali Faces, an organisation based in Somalia helping families to access vital services. Somalia has been one of the worst-affected countries hit by the drought currently affecting various parts of East Africa. Please visit their Go Fund Me … Continue reading 5k Run for Somalia – Drought Appeal

8 Simple Conversation Running Points for Non-Runners

Unsure what to ask your running friends after their weekend running event? Want to give encouragement but unsure what to say? Here are some talking points when you get to meet them. Before that, here is some information about running events: A runner registers for a particular category. These are the common ones: Full Marathon / Marathon is 42.195 km. Remember : A marathon runner runs … Continue reading 8 Simple Conversation Running Points for Non-Runners

King of Kampung Kemensah 18K Trail Run

I had several experiences running in various trails, yet I have never ran in Kampung Kemensah before. So I had no idea about the condition of the trail, or the level of difficulty that I might face. The organizers did not upload any map or elevation chart in their official website, however they did write down the checkpoints yet I had no clue about the … Continue reading King of Kampung Kemensah 18K Trail Run

Running in the Palestine Marathon

Originally posted on Ultra Runner Girl:
Let me start this race report by saying that I hate marathons. Running on road for 42km without the ability to just pee wherever I want like I can on trail…? Sounds like torture. But the Palestine Marathon was different. Running this marathon had a purpose and I wanted to be a part of it. The Palestine Marathon is… Continue reading Running in the Palestine Marathon

Kishy’s Marrakech Half Marathon

This is a guest post by Kishwar Willoughby. Enjoy! On the 31st January 2016 I completed my first half marathon — all 13 miles of it — in the sunnier climes of north Africa. I was taking part in the Marrakech Marathon with fellow supporters of Human Appeal. This is not something I would normally do. It was quite out of the ordinary to be honest, being … Continue reading Kishy’s Marrakech Half Marathon

Coventry Half-Marathon success

On Sunday 28 February 2016, a team of 75 runners supporting Penny Appeal hit the streets of Coventry, pounding the pavements for over 13 miles to raise money to support refugees. They took part in Coventry’s Half Marathon and far exceeded their fundraising targets, bringing in over an incredible £46,000 for Penny Appeal’s Refugee Emergency campaign. The money will go on to provide vital aid to those fleeing … Continue reading Coventry Half-Marathon success

RunFit 12 Week Challenge: Men vs. Women

The Atlanta Muslim Running Club (AMRC) is a running club based in Atlanta in the US state of Georgia. It started with few runners getting together to encourage, inspire, and motivate Muslims in the Atlanta area to adopt a healthier lifestyle. The club is open to both men and women and meets every Sunday morning for a group run. AMRC started with just a few people, but has … Continue reading RunFit 12 Week Challenge: Men vs. Women

Walk, jog or run the Coventry Half Marathon to help Refugees

Get active for a good cause by joining Penny Appeal’s “Run For Their Lives” challenge! Penny Appeal’s new fundraising manager Haroon Mota will be leading #TeamOrange as they take on 13.1 miles at Coventry’s Half Marathon on Sunday 28th February, and you could be one of them. #TeamOrange are looking for amazing individuals like you to join Haroon and take on this incredible challenge, to provide vital provisions for refugees … Continue reading Walk, jog or run the Coventry Half Marathon to help Refugees

Muslimahs Endure

Looking for inspiration and motivation to get fit and healthy in the coming year? Then meet Muslimahs Endure, a great grassroots, community organisation based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Originally named Muslimahs Run, they first got together on 31 July 2014 with the aim of promoting holistic health, fitness and modesty among Muslim women through endurance sports. Their vision is to foster a healthy Islamic environment for … Continue reading Muslimahs Endure

From D- to A+: One Running Girl’s Journey

This is a guest post by Kanza…small reflections on her big journey from mattress to marathon! “I can’t run…you’re so committed and good at it and I can barely walk a kilometer without wanting to collapse…” These were the words uttered by a friend when I asked her to consider joining me in a 5k race for fun awhile back. At the time we both … Continue reading From D- to A+: One Running Girl’s Journey

Mud Pack Challenge

Further proof that obstacle course challenges are proving popular with charities as a fun and entertaining fundraiser… The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, Herts, is holding a Mud Pack Challenge this October (shortly after Eid Al-Adha). They are calling on local people and supporters to join their “highly enjoyable, adrenalin-fuelled, 5 mile obstacle course”. Participants of all fitness levels will crawl, jump, climb, scramble and slide their way through 170 acres of … Continue reading Mud Pack Challenge

5k Training Plan

This Training Plan provided by Cancer Relief’s Race for Life seems like a good place to start: I’m going to give it a go, inshallah. Your 5k walking plan (PDF, 433KB) Your 5k jogging plan (PDF, 514KB) Your 5k running plan (PDF, 514KB) Top tips for everyone Wear comfy shoes and make sure your feet are well supported. Look the part while training with our range … Continue reading 5k Training Plan

Catch the momentum

Just Put One Foot Forward…

For Siti Nurulhawanis Misbari, 24, every Muslim girl should follow Rugaya’s competitive spirit and think positively as the hijab is a symbol of liberation. This Assistant Engineer started running 4 years ago after being inspired by her polytechnic friend who run the whole school every single day after their final-year project. That prompted her to join her first run, which is also her favourite, the Great Eastern Women’s 10km run three years ago.

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Marathon Muslimahs

Great article in Muzlim Buzz from Singapore: Another accomplishment following the increase of runs and marathons in Singapore is the increase of Muslim women runners. Their presence can be clearly seen especially since aan aurah-abiding Muslim women’s attire is completely different. Where the standard women’s running attire consists of a sports bra or sleeveless t-shirt and shorts, a Muslimah is decked out in long-sleeve and … Continue reading Marathon Muslimahs

Muslimah 5K fun run in Singapore

MasyaAllah…the event was truly amazing. As a first time 5km runner, I felt that everything went so smoothly, Alhamdulillah. Kudos to Efah and her strong committee members who had done an extremely fantastic job in pulling together this inaugural muslimah run event! Well done, ladies! Continue reading Muslimah 5K fun run in Singapore