First Ever Oman by UTMB® – Dramatic Mountain And Canyon Of Arabia

OMAN by UTMB® top 3 winners

The Ultra Trail of Mont Blanc (UTMB®) is a prestigious international brand, well-known for its single-stage mountain ultramarathon race originated in France and has been gaining popularity significantly since 2003 among a growing number of trail runners. Staring at my inbox on 4th May 2018 that read “Oman by UTMB® Open for registration” – I Read more

A Guide to Abu Dhabi For Active Soul – Worth More Than A Weekend Visit

Father Zayed Potrait in Abu Dhabi

On the way to Ireland via the national’s carrier Etihad Airways, SOTG had a quick stop in the capital city of Abu Dhabi, one of the 7th state in United Arab Emirates. While many expats in the country prefer Dubai for a living (no surprise here) and tourists enter from Dubai normally do an excursion day trip, there are otherRead more

What I Learnt From First 100km Cycling

2016 ADNOC Liwa Cycling Challenge

Month of January, mark a new beginning and for me it is a milestone for a new hobby. No longer getting on the wheel to commute from home to work I used to do in Sydney, nor to rush to get few necessity from grocery stores. First, owning a road bike and second, is theRead more

Urban Ultra Hajar 100 – who said there ain’t mountain in UAE?

2 in 1: Finisher Medal as well as Bottle Opener - cleaver gesture by Urban Ultra team

I hardly return for the same course. But Hajar 100 by Urban Ultra in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates is different. Could it be the surrounding rugged landscape soften with wild flowers, and patches of green grass? Could it be the camaraderie among participants and amazing people behind it? Could it be because it’sRead more