Success Story

Here is what some of this year’s successful Novices said after completing the RAK International Half Marathon 2008:

“I know that you have been saying since the beginning of this ‘adventure’ that it was possible to run a half marathon, but it is only now I truly believe you!  Well, actually, it was probably at around the 3km mark.  At that point I realized that the run was just like any other training run … start the run … and then just keep running until it is finished.  Looking at my splits today, the amazing thing is that my second 11.1km was actually slightly faster than my first 10km.  And so for me, a non-runner, to complete a half marathon at the same pace as my training sessions is amazing.” (Paula)

“Words seem inadequate in thanking you for all your effort and assistance over the past four months, however, thank you for all your encouragement and support in my effort to complete my training and the RAK Half Marathon—I simply could not have done it without you!” (Gillian) 

“Thanks for getting us started—who knows where it will lead!” (Grant & Vanessa)

“A big thank you for all your hard work and encouragement throughout the half marathon program.  You and your team did an inspiring job.  I found it such a rewarding experience.  I don’t think I would have attempted to run a half marathon on my own!!!!  I think all the proud smiles at the after party proved what a success the program was. Congratulations!” (Nicolle)

“Just wanted to thank you once again for your effort and commitment to the group, it has been an amazing journey of self discovery and I can’t wait to take on the next novice challenge for the 42km!” (Vera)

2012/2013 Novice programs for 5km, 10km & Half Marathon. Do something you never dreamt possible!