Urban Swaras 22nd February @ Adams Arcade

This week we hand over to Monica Mirigo, a Swara diasporan who has rejoined the ranks of Swaras on home turf, and what better way to re-baptise herself a Swara than by not only running Graceland but also giving us all a rerun of the unforgettable events! Over to Monica, in this week’s Starting Line:

Next week’s run

This week we’re bringing it back home to Nairobi, specifically to Adams Arcade, on Ngong Road, for a flat(ish) run with no options of marathon-style distances, so that those who did Graceland can recover, those who are doing Kilimanjaro Marathon can taper (anyone who doesn’t know what that means form an orderly queue behind me, maybe someone will enlighten us!), and everyone in between can choose their distance and share an encouraging breakfast!

Date: Saturday 22nd February 7am

Venue: Adams Arcade, Ngong Road, meeting point in the car park (spot the sea of yellow t shirts)

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

Run type: mostly an urban run, true to our name!

Breakfast: Breakfast is to be taken at your leisure at Java, Adams Arcade where you pay for what you consume.

Google Maps link to the venue:

Directions to the venue: Take Ngong Road in the direction of the Junction Mall. Adams Arcade is on your left just after Prestige Mall and GreenHouse mall, behind the Total Petrol station.

Facilities: Breakfast available on site, plenty of parking, standard KAPS parking fees apply

Registration: Registration is required, please fill out your details here:

Guests: As always, guest fees of 500ksh apply. Please share the following link with anyone interested in joining the club for the first time:
This week’s Starting Line not only has a selection of photographic highlights from Graceland Upcountry Run, but also a Google Drive link to the photos of the Ultra Marathoners receiving their medals and prizes. But truth be told, every one who ran is prize-worthy, and most of all Wachira Nderitu, who put the whole event on, in aid of disadvantaged students of Graceland Girls’ Secondary School, so three cheers for him (let me hear you). Contributions can be made to the school’s bursary fund by m pesa 0722 557 854. Link to the Starting Line: