Run the Royal Parks Half Marathon for SKT Welfare

Let’s dust off those running shoes, prepare for a whistle-stop tour of London’s most beautiful parks and help raise funds to support the fantastic work of the humanitarian charity, SKT Welfare. On Sunday 9 October 2016, thousands of runners will take on the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, which starts and finishes in Hyde Park. The 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed … Continue reading Run the Royal Parks Half Marathon for SKT Welfare

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

Get muddy for safe clean water in Gaza

Hold onto your hats (and hijabs): this one’s going to be a blast! February’s chilly Crawl of Duty mud run challenge has now been reincarnated as Mud Rush, an epic adventure to be held over the August Bank Holiday weekend in three locations across the country. Those of you who (rightly) considered mid-winter much too cold to take on an obstacle course challenge now have the … Continue reading Get muddy for safe clean water in Gaza

Conquering our challenge

This is a guest post by Idil Osman. Taking on Tough Mudder was one of the most challenging days each one of us have had. It was both emotionally and physically taxing, but yet immensely rewarding. The challenge to do Tough Mudder was of course our brother Bashir’s plan. He embarked on a fundraising campaign to build 50 wells across some of the driest and … Continue reading Conquering our challenge

The rafting adrenaline rush

The eastern Black Sea region of Turkey is growing ever more popular with tourists from Gulf Arab states, in search of cooler summer climes. They now arrive in great numbers from Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, descending on Trabzon and Rize for both relaxation and adventure. As well as visiting historical landmarks and taking in the beautiful natural beauty of the region, these tourist are … Continue reading The rafting adrenaline rush

How to Choose the Right Sports Hijab

Fitness requires the utmost comfort and what that means is being comfortable in your fitness attire. If you are a hijabi, comfort and safety in sports are equally important. To get the best fitness experience in a hijab, there are a 3 key areas you need to remember :  Fabric, Safety, Design 1. Fabric Choose the right fabric. Choose fabric that moisture wicks What it means is … Continue reading How to Choose the Right Sports Hijab

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

Taking on a challenge for charity

Taking on a challenge is a great way to raise funds for a worthy cause. It’s amazing how many people will sponsor others to complete an amazing feat. This year, why not get together with friends and family to take on a challenge of your own? Many charities have a calendar full of challenges which you can sign up to, to help raise money to support their work. However … Continue reading Taking on a challenge for charity

Common questions about mud runs and OCR

Are Mud Runs a thing? I’ve never heard of them! Yes, they’re definitely a thing! Sometimes called obstacle course races or trail runs, mud runs are running events that will push you to your limits. Some challenges are just a lot of fun; others are for the serious fitness fanatic. Some challenges include obstacles, while others just include lots of mud. There are many such events around the … Continue reading Common questions about mud runs and OCR

Tough Mudder for Bashir

Following the tragic death of Bashir Osman, head of FOSIS, last July, his siblings have joined together to take on Tough Mudder in his place, to raise money for Penny Appeal’s Thirst Relief appeal. Bashir had been planning to take on the 12-mile challenge when the tragedy occurred last summer. With a fundraising target of £165,000, he was raising money to build 50 wells in East Africa, … Continue reading Tough Mudder for Bashir

Brotherhood Mudder Run

In an effort to raise funds for Islamic Relief, a group of lifelong friends came together this past week to take on two running challenges. Coming together as a team called The Brotherhood they took part in Tough Mudder London West on 30 April and the Muslim Charity Run inVictoria Park, Tower Hamlets, on 8 May. “We came, we saw, we conquered,” said Zara Mir, who took part in Tough … Continue reading Brotherhood Mudder Run

Davies family complete Tough Mudder

This is a guest post by Yasmin Davies. As you’ll know if you read my previous article, my siblings and I decided to take on the fearsome Tough Mudder challenge in order to raise money for Cancer Research on behalf of our beloved mother who sadly passed away after a short battle with Breast Cancer last year. This was a somewhat insane decision, but after several months of preparation, we … Continue reading Davies family complete Tough Mudder

Siblings take on Tough Mudder in memory of mother

This is a guest post by Yasmin Davies. We are a team of 5 family members, who, in a moment of scary premonition, have decided to attempt the extreme and possibly foolish Tough Mudder challenge in order to raise money for Cancer Research on behalf of our beloved mother! Our challenge takes place near Henley on Thames on 30 April. Our mother Zahra Davies who worked as … Continue reading Siblings take on Tough Mudder in memory of mother

Spartan Race – Dubai 2016

Originally posted on The Shapsogh Sisters:
The Spartan Race – Sprint (5k) – Our Style! I heard of the Spartan Race last year and it’s not for everybody! The worldwide event, the Spartan Race – Sprint (5k) is a known gut wrenching obstacle race that was recently (2015) launched in Dubai. The Spartan Race is an increasingly popular, invigorating and challenging obstacle course that is designed… Continue reading Spartan Race – Dubai 2016

7 Inarguable Reasons You Need To Add A Mud Run To Your Bucket List

Originally posted on Live Free, Live Healthy:
This past August, my younger sister was visiting from out of town, and on a whim, I signed us up for a mud run. This was a new experience for the both of us, but it turned out to be the best part of her visit. 🙂 What is a mud run?! Basically an obstacle course filled with… Continue reading 7 Inarguable Reasons You Need To Add A Mud Run To Your Bucket List

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