Urban Swaras 14th March @ Run2gether Training Camp, Kijabe

The big theme on this Saturday’s run was sunshine and rain. We got plenty of both, but to summarize, our yellow tees truly bring the sun! Those who had run in Moshi the week before were taking slower strides than normal, and those running at Beyond Zero the day after were also trying not to literally ‘break a leg’ as the saying goes. But more than 50 of us gathered at Spring Valley Oven and had a great time on the trail, and even managed to get relatively unmuddy! Thanks to Spring Valley Oven for providing free parking and tasty breakfasts a la carte.

The post-run stretching was also exemplary, and long may it continue! If you want to lead a stretching session, just go ahead, it’s always good for us and we can learn some new exercises.

The Starting Line is full of photos and commentary on this run and also Beyond Zero Half Marathon, and we also celebrate a very special Swara, so don’t miss it!

Saturday 14th March we will be going for a very exciting run, which will see us rubbing shoulder with Kenya’s elites. We’ll be joining the Swara poster boy Dennis Lopua and his training mates at Run2gether camp in Kijabe. We will get to run with some professional Kenyan runners, share breakfast together, put on by the club in conjunction with Run2gether (so no charge to runners), and we will also get some fresh air in the beautiful Nakuru County!

Next week’s run

Date: Saturday 14th March

Venue: Run2gether Training Camp, Longonot Nakuru County

Distance: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30km

Run type: 120% trail, bring your trail shoes!

Breakfast: breakfast will be provided at no cost to all runners, provided you register in advance!

Google Maps link to the venue:

Directions to the venue: The Camp is about 70 km away from the City Centre.

To get there, get onto the Nakuru-Nairobi Highway, and go past Sigona, Limuru, Uplands, Kijabe junction and Soko Mjinga. About 1 km from the fly over shopping centre, you will see Kobil Petrol Station on the left after which begin some road guard rails. Turn left at the end of the rails, that is about 1 km from the Kobil and drive down. Chalk marks will guide you to the Camp. It takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to get to the Camp, and the run will start at 8 a.m., so please leave for the run accordingly.

Registration: Registration is required so as to plan for breakfast with the training camp, please register by Wednesday 11th March

Guests: As always, guest fees of 500ksh apply. Please share the following link with anyone interested in joining the club for the first time:

All of this and much, much more in the Starting Line: