Sign up for the final race of 2XU Compression Run Series in Dubai

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Various distances are on offer for the final race of the 2XU Compression Run Series.

With the season coming to an end, don’t miss the chance to enter the final race of the 2XU Compression Run Series.

Taking place on Friday, April 13 at Dubai’s Mushif Park, the run will see you tackle several different surfaces, showcasing the amazing surroundings and facilities of the venue.

Whether you’re someone who regularly exercises or not, the event is open to all abilities with 3, 5 and 10km distances available and split into different age categories. For those who want to push themselves further, then they can sign up for the cross-country half-marathon that will see you run the full 21.1km.

Sanctioned by Dubai Sports Council, the Compression Run Series has gone from strength to strength and organisers Super Sports expect next week’s to be no different.

“Basing the runs out of Mushrif Park will expose runners to scenery and a run course they would never have imagined possible,” said race director Warren van der Merwe. “Mushrif Park has so much to offer with all its internal facilities of male and female swimming pools, equestrian centre, rope course, restaurants and picnic facilities – we want to expose runners to all these as they navigate their way along the tarred, sandy, pebbled, grassed route we have laid out.”

Entry per runner is Dh175 for adults (19 and over) and Dh125 for juniors (18 and under). As part of Super Sports’ vision in getting more people to live a healthier lifestyle, there will be also a discount for family entries for three or more people.

Included in the fee is electronic timing, a 2XU t-shirt, a finishers’ medal, a downloadable certificate and refreshments.

Anamaria Lascurain, 2XU marketing manager, added: “We couldn’t be more excited to host the first ever cross-country half marathon in Dubai for our final 2XU Compression Run of the season.

“We are adding this race to expand the offering of the very popular 2XU Compression half marathon series that already take place in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.”

She added: “Mushrif Park astounds us with its natural beauty and allows us to run on different surfaces including trail and sand. Athletes can experiment the benefits of the 2XU compression to minimise muscle oscillation and micro-tearing.”

What: 2XU Compression Run Series

Where: Mushrif Park, Dubai

When: Friday, April 13 from 07:00

Contact: For more information or to register, visit www.supersportsuae.com. Registration closes  on Tuesday, April 10.

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Kompany is delighted with the growing number of City fans in the Middle East.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has spoken of the growing fan base in Abu Dhabi as the club prepare to screen the vital league clash with Manchester United at a special Fanzone event on Saturday.

Families and fans alike from across the UAE will be able to come together on Saturday April 7 and enjoy a fun-filled, family evening at the Cityzens FanZone where they will be able to watch Manchester City go head to head with their great rivals.

During a visit to the UAE capital for warm weather training Kompany said: “I have personally been to Abu Dhabi several times and on each trip you see the fan support growing and getting stronger. We know the fans here often come together to watch games and it is those occasions which show how the club is developing in terms of our relationship with supporters. We value the fans here in Abu Dhabi and the Middle East massively.”

Kompany and his men had undergone warm-weather training in Abu Dhabi.

Leading from the front: Skipper Kompany.

The FanZone event in Abu Dhabi will be held at Zayed Sports City, Football Pitch 15 from 8pm.

Activities and competitions will take place before the game and at half-time with refreshments available throughout the day.

Date: Saturday April 7

Time: Doors open at 20:00 and kick-off at 20:30.

Location: Zayed Sports City, Football Pitch 15

Parking: Limited parking will be available at Zayed Sports City and will be allocated on first come first served basis.

Price: FREE however attendees are encouraged to register via Cityzens site.

Registrations can be here.

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Budding cricketers can enhance their skills with a Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy coach in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi Cricket has partnered with Gary Kirsten Cricket to deliver a Spring training camp like no other in the region.

Although it started on Sunday, there’s still places for budding cricketers to enhance their skills and knowledge this week.

Running until April 5, the camp will offer an unparalleled cricketing experience for the UAE’s stars of tomorrow, combining the skills of World Cup-winning coach Kirsten and his highly-qualified staff as well as Abu Dhabi Cricket’s team.

It will be overseen by Oscar Nauhaus, who will join Abu Dhabi Cricket’s coaches including Sri Lankan international players Chamani Seneviratne and Melani Abeysinghe.

Whether your child plays the game regularly or wants to take their first steps of learning the sport, the camp is open to all abilities. Kids will be split into different groups according to their ability – beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Nauhas brings plenty of experience having coached for 12 years in various academies across the world from South Africa to India, Sri Lanka and England and now the UAE. He joined the established Gary Kirsten Academy in 2016 to focus on high performance coaching and will implement the GKC coaching techniques in Abu Dhabi. He will not only focus on the youth programmes but also player development at the senior level.

The camp, which runs from 09:00 to 16:00, will consist of coaching in the mornings before kids can test their skills in the afternoon with matches and fun games.

Full day from 09:00 to 16:00 costs Dh750 for the week, while half-days – 09:00 to 12:00 costs Dh550 for the five days. A single day costs Dh170.

Zayed Cricket Academy are no strangers to hosting top coaching programmes and are now one of the best institutions in the UAE.

Teaching girls from 4 to 18, they have enjoyed significant local and international success, most recently in the Under-19 UAE National Academies League for the second year running. Academy players have also won scholarships to prestigious schools abroad and been selected to represent the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the UAE Inter-Emirate tournament as well as the Under-16 and U-19 UAE national team.

What: Gary Kirsten Cricket Spring Camp

Where: Abu Dhabi Cricket

When: Today until Thursday

Contact: For more information or to register, email [email protected]

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