The du Tough Mudder challenge returns to the UAE next month and with the help of Volvic, the official water partner of the event, and their brand ambassador Marcus Smith, we’ve been giving you some top tips.
Having guided you through nutrition, hydration, strength training and the dynamics of power and endurance running, the obstacles themselves take centre stage in our penultimate episode seven.
When it comes to tackling the many elements of the physically demanding course on December 8 and 9, you need to be at the top of your game.
A positive and no-fear mindset will help you conquer the famed tough mudder hurdles, such as the Liberator, the Block Ness Monster, birth canal and the almighty Everest 2.0 to finish up.
Jumping, crawling, ducking and diving will test your upper and lower body conditioning to the limit but by honing some of Marcus’s techniques as seen in the video, you’ll be in the best possible shape to explode off the start line.
The great thing about du Tough Mudder is that it’s an event with so much variety – meaning you can afford the luxury of mixing up your training and focusing on different areas to contend with the obstacles.
As a result, your motivation and energy levels will be going into overdrive.
Power, stamina, flexibility, movement and strength themed-exercises in the gym, or outdoors, will really help you prepare for those tricky rope climbs, low crawls and explosive jumps.
So, check out Marcus’ handy hint above and don’t forget, for your chance to be a part of Marcus’ Volvic Army, all you have to do is upload a picture or video on social media of you completing a run and hashtag #FindYourVolcano.
UAE’s Alia Saeed Mohammed aced the 10km race and Ethiopia’s Zenebu Checkole came first in the 5km race at the 7th Annual Dubai Women’s Run (DWR) held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of National Olympics Committee.
The Run took place at Marasi Business Bay, Dubai.
The 10km winner, Alia Saeed finished ahead of Megertu Ifa and Birhane Aregawe, both from Ethiopia, in 35 minutes 05 seconds, and the 5km race was clocked at 16:29 by Zenebu ahead of Olivera Jevtic from Serbia and Alem Gerezhare from Ethiopia.
The UAE Athletics Federation, the Dubai Sports Council and the race organizers, Plan b Group, expressed their delight about the event turnout and support received from Alpro and Zomato as Sponsors and the Run’s host Dubai Properties.
This edition of DWR had Sonu Sood, Lamia Tariq Malallah AlFarsi, Dareen Barbar and Sana Khan as its brand ambassadors, and Dubai Foundation for Women Children (DFWAC) was on board as the ‘Soul of the Run’.
Ahmad Al Kamali, IAAF Council member, President of the UAE Athletic Federation, Founder and President DWR said: “I am delighted to see the wonderful track performance showcased by the athletes today. This edition of DWR has been able to tap into a wider segment of residents in the UAE this year, and I am confident that we will see a bigger and better event next year.”
Harmeek Singh, Founder and Chairman Plan b Group, and Race Chairman DWR said: “Heartiest congratulations to the winners of today’s race as well as all the participants. Besides having top runners take on the track today we have witnessed some true spirit of women from various walks of life. Differently abled participants, first time runners, women in sarees, mothers to be and mums with babies all stole the show this morning. It has been an honor and delight to organize this edition of DWR, and Plan b looks forward to returning with a grander and more inclusive Run in 2018.”
Before his starring role in Saturday’s Dubai Fitness Challenge Closing Weekend Festival at Dubai Festival City Mall, heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua delivers his top fitness tips – applying to both fanatics and beginners!
Making the most of the Carnival’s wide range of energising group and individual fitness activities and live entertainment, participants will be able to mark this weekend’s commemorative milestone with their 30×30 achievements over the past month, and can look back on their journey to make a commitment to continuing an active lifestyle beyond.
Are you heading down to the #Dubai30x30 finale?
Check out the main stage highlights below:
The last mile is here as we hit the final 2 days of the Dubai Fitness Challenge with the Closing Weekend Carnival kicking off TODAY at @dubaifestivalcitymall! All day Friday, 1pm-9pm and Saturday, 1pm-8pm, be ready for a packed schedule of FREE fitness activities, classes, competitions and stunning firework and light displays as we celebrate you, the people of #Dubai, and our collective #Dubai30x30 journey. Be there with family and friends!