I decided to participate in the Aquathon race which was a lot of fun. Because it was my first time and I was not sure what to expect, I went for the half Aquathon, but next time I am definitely doing the full one. I ended up 5th in my category.
The Dubai Tri Club organised the first of a series of three Aquathons (swimming and running) at Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa on October 3. The second and third rounds of this event will be held on November 21 and May 1.
A lot of interested runners and swimmers from across the UAE were invited to participate in this unique series of races which are open to all juniors and adults, novices and professionals.
The Half Aquathon was a 400 metres swim followed by a 2.5 kilometres run while the Aquathon proper was an 800 metres swim followed by a five kilometres run.
Both categories also allow for a relay event where one athlete does the swimming leg and another the running.
Spectators and families were welcome to come and cheer but at getting at 5:00 in the morning, Michael and Skye had to cheer for me from their beds.