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Nick & Robin Anderson – Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon – UAE 18/02/23

Like all good North Down AC members, Nick and Robin Anderson took their yellow and blue club vests and running shoes on their family holiday in Dubai. An early morning start saw them head to Al Marjan island to take part in the half marathon and 1 mile run respectively. Nick ran an incredible 1:33:35 in the heat, emptying water bottles on his head as he ran through every aid station whilst enjoying stunning views of crystal clear sea, palm trees and white sandy beaches, and Robin came second in the mile run, finishing behind an adult! The quality of the half marathon field is highlighted by the fact that the male and female winners were Kenyan world championship athlete, Bernard Koech and Kenyan double Olympian silver medallist, Helen Obiri!