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Urban Swaras Starting Line Run 619 @ The Smith, Rongai

Dear Swaras,
From the photos of the run this past weekend from Berra Hotel, you would be forgiven for mistaking the Urban Swaras for a walking club, but that is only testament to the grueling hills that the club offered up on a hot and exciting run. So much elevation, so little time! Well done to all who ran, and the breakfast afterwards was a fantastic opportunity to socialise and reminisce about StanChart2021 and look forward to the final exciting runs of the year! Check out some photo highlights here: https://sway.office.com/5Uw7q6WMv7ck6T6g?ref=Link

Remember, ?nominations are open for the AGM 2021, so you can nominate your next Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Trail King/Queen as well as the 8 CRE members. Together, they will continue to grow the club for us all so go ahead and nominate now and book out the 4th December for the AGM! Link to nominate here: https://sway.office.com/42AmhAjrokdipFW4?ref=Lin

Also pencil in the Saturday 20th November for the Lynnton Farm Ecogreen Run, which will also have a worthwhile charity component. You can also book out the weekend of the 26th November, when we will have the brand spanking new Patron’s Run from Aberdare Cottages. The final scouting run for that happened this weekend, and let me tell you, this is one you don’t want to miss! More information on accommodation, distances, etc. next week. You can find the full calendar of runs here at any time to plan your weekends: https://urbanswaras.co.ke/calendar/

This Saturday we will be running from The Smith Hotel, Rongai. This is a new run, and our very own CRE member Michael Nawari brought it to the club as a new addition to the calendar. If you have a run to suggest or have found a hidden trail, contact us! clairesimonebaker@gmail.com. See the Starting Line for full details on this run and to register: https://sway.office.com/5Uw7q6WMv7ck6T6g?ref=Link

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Urban Swaras Starting Line run 618 @Berra Hotel, Ngong

Where to start!? So much happened this weekend! First up we had the Swara virtual Stan Chart run, where we had yellow t shirts invading the Southern Bypass the day before the official marathon. We had people covering distances from 5km to 42km, and with great support from our Trail Queen and Trail Fox, on hand with water and fruits. Well done to all of you! A congratulatory message from Joyce Kibe, Swara member and Head of Corporate Affairs at Standard Charted Bank topped things off, and it was such a pleasure to see so many Swaras filling the Simba Saloon at Carnivore on a grey Saturday morning. See some photo highlights in the Starting Line: https://sway.office.com/rjdNUMByFJQkDmR1?ref=Link

Next it was on to the Sunday Stan Chart physical Marathon. Almost 70 Swaras were representing the club in 10km, 21km, 42km, and relay disciplines, and everyone went into it with a smiley, excited disposition. Little did we know that we would set the tarmac on fire with PBs across the distances, smashing relay teams coming top 10, unbounded support to other runners, from both the runners and from our amazing support team who did a fantastic job handing out supplies and cheering on ALL runners, not just Swaras! I know I speak for us all when I say it was a weekend that made me proud to be a Swara! See some photo highlights in the Starting Line: https://sway.office.com/rjdNUMByFJQkDmR1?ref=Link

Congratulations to all who ran – no matter what your time or your outcome, so long as you did yourself proud and you are still excited about running, that is a win in my books! If you have a story to tell, about this marathon, or any of your training runs, exciting marathons of yesteryear, or running experiences, you can reach out to the Swara newsletter editor at any time: usrc.editor@gmail.com

Now on to next week’s run!

We will be running from Berra Hotel in Ngong this coming Saturday, venturing into Kimuka, and so there will be guaranteed trail and hills, just how we like them 🙂 Please note, will be avoiding any forested areas or areas that are known to be of high risk. See Starting Line for details and to register: https://sway.office.com/rjdNUMByFJQkDmR1?ref=Link

Also, we can start getting excited about the club AGM coming up in just a few weeks! Look out for a separate communication on that hitting your inboxes soon.

#BerraAndBerra

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Urban Swaras Starting Line run 617 @ Swara Stan Chart, Carnivore, Langata

What’s the one thing that we should all never lose? No, not our Garmin charger, but hope! Last week’s run at Hope Retreat Centre reminded us of this 🙂 And as we gear up for the Stan Chart Nairobi Marathon this weekend, after a one-year COVID-induced hiatus, hope is the best thing to carry you into the new week! Find below some important details for the physical and virtual runs. Big thanks to George Rutto, who in addition to bringing back a phenomenal PB from Chicago marathon, also brought us all back some American chocolates as a pre-run treat on Saturday! See some photo highlights in the Starting Line: https://sway.office.com/CVjtakqKJMwjYo2G?ref=Link

This Saturday we are hosting our very own Swara Stan Chart run! We will be running from Carnivore, in Langata, and following the official physical marathon route, along the Southern Bypass! So this means that all you who registered for the virtual run can still get almost the same experience as the physical marathon runners 🙂 This run will be FREE for guests, so long as you are registered for the Stan Chart virtual marathon (we will ask for proof on the day, either the email, or the t shirt https://www.nairobimarathon.com/), but also open to those who have not registered via Stan Chart – it is still a regular (albeit special) club run. 

The distances will be 5, 10, 21, and 42km. Breakfast is by advance registration and payment only, so please ensure you register using the Google Form in the Starting Line and pay by Thursday 28th October to avoid disappointment. See full details in the Starting Line! https://sway.office.com/CVjtakqKJMwjYo2G?ref=Link

Those registered for the physical marathon on Sunday:

COVID vaccination/test proof: you must send to me in advance proof of at least first dose of COVID vaccine, or a negative COVID test from no more than 72 hours before the marathon. If you do not send before end of today (Monday 25th) you will also be required to carry proof of this with you on the day. Without this, you will not be able to collect your kit or take part in the marathon.

Start times: find below the start times for the various distances.

6:50 am – 21km Wheel Chair Race

7:00 am – 21km

7:15am – 42km

7:30 am – Corporate Relay

8:00 am – 10km

Route map: find the route map attached in the Starting Line, with venue floor plan. Be sure to be at Carnivore Grounds in advance of your start time, especially if you have not yet presented proof of COVID vaccination/negative test. Bibs will not be available for collection on the day.

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Kit collection: Wednesday I will be stationed at Hill Park Hotel, off Bunyala Road in Upper Hill, from 6am to 6pm so you can come and collect your kits or send someone to collect on your behalf no problem. I will be working on my laptop by the pool living a life of luxury (so ask for the pool and you’ll find me)  

Saturday the remaining kits will be at the Swara run at Carnivore so you can also collect then. The run will be 5, 10, 21 and 42km along the actual physical marathon route so a great chance to recce for the Sunday! 

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday I will be at my house in Embakasi for at least part of the day and kits can be collected from there as a final resort. Please message me directly for this (clairesimonebaker@gmail.com). Also inbox me for any questions not answered here. 

Parking: parking will be at the Uchumi on Langata Link Road, just on the left after turning off Langata Road. Where possible, we recommend carpooling or using public means.

Other race logistics: This will be communicated on the Whatsapp groups, so if you are not on the Whatsapp groups, you can join the Noticeboard (read-only) group here: https://chat.whatsapp.com/LwPTGGOVLcKCuL89faizAV

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Urban Swaras Starting Line run 616 @ Hope Centre, Hardy

I can say everyone who ran on Saturday had a fantastic time, and enjoyed the Kabete hills and trails. A whole band of brothers from that area, who thought they knew every twist and turn, were astonished to discover routes they never knew about. There was also a stellar Swara contingency at the Run Beyond/Team Jasho/Friends of Karura Forest Karura run on the same day, some of those photos in the Starting Line (borrowed from the organisers): https://sway.office.com/vodLaKaUFkiLcmSl?ref=LinkGood news about Stan Chart physical marathon! The qualifying times have been relaxed, so find the new qualifying times in the image attached. If you now qualify and would like to apply, please do not contact Stan Chart directly, but fill in the Swara Stan Chart form here ( https://forms.gle/jiMK3HXFNbk9AB657 ) by Wednesday 20th October and make your payment at the same time as registering, following the payment details below. All those who have registered already and have not yet paid you must pay by Wednesday 20th October also, or your registration will be cancelled. Ohlala! For all those registered for the physical Stan Chart marathon through the Urban Swaras, you may now pay your 1,000ksh registration fee to StanChart: Paybill number: 329329 Account number: 0102802238400, then forward the message on to Claire (+33615209676).For those doing the physical marathon, a reminder that you must either have at least your first vaccine or a negative COVID test.We encourage all of you who are not doing the physical run to sign up for the virtual run, you still get your t shirt and medal, and Swaras will be hosting our very own Stan Chart marathon on the actual marathon route, starting at VIP venue Carnivore, on Saturday 30th October for those registered for the virtual run to clock their distance and celebrate together! Link to the virtual run registration here: https://www.nairobimarathon.com/This Saturday we are running from Hope Centre in Hardy, the last Swara run before the big marathon weekend! The maximum distance will be 25km, with 95% tarmac surface, a great warm up for the weekend after, starting at 7am! Full details and link to register, by Thursday, in the Starting Line: https://sway.office.com/vodLaKaUFkiLcmSl?ref=Link. Please note this is a change from the original calendar.Also, remember we are also on Instagram, so follow us there and tag us on your runs!https://www.instagram.com/urbanswarasrunningclub

#GoHardyOrGoHome

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Urban Swaras Starting Line run 615 @ Fort’s Place, Uthiru

Dear Swaras,

Last Saturday (which now seems so long ago because of the beautiful long weekend, thank you constitution!) we ran in Ridgeways, and had a beautiful run around the area, filled with coffee plantations and grassy spots. We had an unfortunate mugging incident after the run (away from the venue), so please always be careful getting to and from the run venue, as well as on the trail, especially when it comes to mobile phones. Thankfully the person was not hurt. Find some photo highlights in the Starting Line: https://sway.office.com/OO1H7WUsgK0AStys?ref=Link

In other news, there were a lot of Swaras out running elsewhere doing themselves and the club proud: we had runners excelling themselves in Chicago Marathon, well done George Ruto, Ken Waichigo, Rebecca Mbithe, Faith Macharia and all the others that crossed the Atlantic for that one! And Swaras were well represented at the Fitness With David event at Waterfront. We also had a number of members running with Ultra Running in Nairobi, completing multiple loops up, round and down Mount Longonot, special congratulations to Cheruiyot and Victor Kamau, who each completed a whopping six loops in 12-13 hours!

For all those registered for the physical Stan Chart marathon through the Urban Swaras, you may now pay your 1,000ksh registration fee to StanChart: Paybill number: 329329 Account number: 0102802238400, then forward the message on to Masika (+254 724 874691) or as a reply to this email (not ‘reply all’). There are still spots open in the relay teams, where there is NO qualifying time, hurrah! So runners of all inclinations and abilities are welcome. Each runner runs 10.5km. If interested, hit reply to this email or Whatsapp Claire +33615209676 (you cannot do the relay if doing one of the other physical runs, but can do the relay if you’re doing the virtual run).

We encourage all of you who are not doing the physical run to sign up for the virtual run, you still get your t shirt and medal, and Swaras will be hosting our very own Stan Chart marathon on Saturday 30th October for those registered for the virtual run to clock their distance and celebrate together! Link to the virtual run registration here: https://www.nairobimarathon.com/

This Saturday we are running from Fort’s Place, Uthiru, primarily a trail run, but close enough to home to give most of you a bit of a lie-in before the 7am start! Find full details in the Starting Line: https://sway.office.com/OO1H7WUsgK0AStys?ref=Link

#MyBodyIsAFort

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Urban Swaras Starting Line run 614 @ The Vineyard, Ridgeways, Kiambu

Nairobi Naivasha Relay is done for another year, and we already can’t wait for the 2022 edition! Well done to the 28 Swaras who ran, cycled, partied, cheered, and represented the club on the 86km through the Rift Valley to land at Fish Eagle Inn for a grand old party! Find some amazing photo highlights below, and next year make sure you’re on the Swara bus! Also a huge well done to those who represented the club at the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon warm-up run. We encourage all of you who are not doing the physical run to sign up for the virtual run, you still get your t shirt and medal, and Swaras will be hosting our very own Stan Chart marathon on Saturday 30th October for those registered for the virtual run to clock their distance and celebrate together! Link to the virtual run registration here: https://www.nairobimarathon.com/

Link to the Starting Line: https://sway.office.com/OX7Tgqjx2DViOOo0?ref=Link

For all those registered for the physical Stan Chart marathon through the Urban Swaras, your application was submitted to Stan Chart and confirmed. You will receive more news soon on payment and kits!

This Saturday we are running from The Vineyard, Ridgeways, an epic Swara run venue which has since changed names. I hope some of you will still recognise it 🙂 Find full details in the Starting Line, and link to register. This will be a majority trail run with distances up to 30km, starting at 7am. Starting Line with full details: https://sway.office.com/OX7Tgqjx2DViOOo0?ref=Link

Also, remember we are also on Instagram, so follow us there and tag us on your runs!

https://www.instagram.com/urbanswarasrunningclub

#RidgewaysTheRightWay

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Urban Swaras Starting Line run 613 – Nairobi-Naivasha Relay & last chance to register for StanChart in-person

Dear Swaras,

Sometimes one of those runs comes around that just has everyone talking. Well, this was one of them, dear Swaras. This was a pet project of our very own Chairman, Ajaa, who scouted and marked the route himself. In case you missed, it, it turns out the distances weren’t quite as announced, and so I apologise on behalf of the club, and on behalf of your weary legs! However, everyone finished with a smile, stories to tell, and photos a-plenty! See the photo highlights of the hills of Kaguku/Kawethei/Muranga below, and next time a run like this comes around, don’t miss it! Link to photos in the Starting Line: https://sway.office.com/OcviDDTRBhwCWF3V?ref=Link

This Saturday is the long-awaited Nairobi to Naivasha relay. We have 30 runners split across three teams representing the club. They will be running alongside teams from the Hash House Harriers, Swedish School, Safaricom, Braeburn School, Wakimbizi, and various other clubs, companies, and groupings.

Be sure to follow the action and see how wins! I can already guarantee that everyone will feel like a winner after the 80+kilometre relay between here and the great Hell’s Gate National Park and Lake Naivasha.

Also, remember we are also on Instagram, so follow us there and tag us on your runs!

https://www.instagram.com/urbanswarasrunningclub

Nairobi Standard Chartered Marathon2021 – deadline 30th September, it’s almost here!

We’re still taking Swara applications to the in-person Nairobi Standard Chartered Nairobi marathon, which this year is limited to only 2,500 runners on Sunday 31st October. A number of spaces have been committed to the running clubs, and your Swara officials and CRE have been busy preparing everything to get as many Swaras participating as possible!

The qualification times for the in-person run are as follows:

Full marathon

Men – 4hours Women: 4hours30mins

Half Marathon

Men – 2hours Women – 2hours15mins

Wheelchair Race

Men – 3hours Women – 3hours15mins

10km

Men – 57mins Women – 1hrs4mins

There will also be a virtual run open to everyone, for which you can register here:https://www.nairobimarathon.com/

If you want to take part in the in-person run, you will need to submit a qualifying run within the times detailed above. Fill in this form (https://forms.gle/gjgYWKX65e1CkDGb9) by the 30th September, to be in with a chance of running the 31st October marathon. NEW ROUTE ALERT —> with the ongoing roadworks on the 7th circle of hell aka Mombasa Road, the run will take part along Southern Bypass, starting from Carnivore, Langata, with some gentle downhill for the first 10km, and then around 20km of gradual climb before finishing on some more gentle downhill. The 21km will follow a similar pattern of down-up-down. Start training now and submit your run to qualify for the in-person! More information on the virtual run registration to come. Registration link: https://forms.gle/gjgYWKX65e1CkDGb9

Full info on all the above, as always, in the Starting Line: https://sway.office.com/OcviDDTRBhwCWF3V?ref=Link

#RunFarRunTogether

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Urban Swaras Starting Line run 612 @ Kaguku Market, Muranga

A fantastic turnout we had at the Bavaria Gardens run in Westlands! Apologies for those who had trouble finding the location. If in doubt, please click on the pin that is shared here, (don’t search for your own pin in Google Maps), and also use the directions. Some venues have misleading pins on Google Maps. Also feel free to post on the Whatsapp group if you are lost and need assistance! We heated up the tarmac with our running feet, and found some lovely little corners of Westlands. Well done to everyone who ran! Some photo highlights in the Starting Line: https://sway.office.com/KkKF7hz2oDyKJVhS?ref=Link

This coming Saturday we are heading to Ngatho Primary School, at Kaguku Market, a most phenomenal Swara trail, that will take your breath away, this is not to be missed! A number of Swaras were involved in the scouting and testing of this route and can attest to it being an unmissable trail. Find full details in the Starting Line (https://sway.office.com/KkKF7hz2oDyKJVhS?ref=Link). Masks MUST be worn at all times when not running, and COVID protocols observed (see below).

Also, remember we are also on Instagram, so follow us there and tag us on your runs!

https://www.instagram.com/urbanswarasrunningclub

Nairobi Standard Chartered Marathon2021 – deadline 30th September

In other news, we’re also taking Swara applications to the in-person Nairobi Standard Chartered Nairobi marathon, which this year is limited to only 2,500 runners on Sunday 31st October. A number of spaces have been committed to the running clubs, and your Swara officials and CRE have been busy preparing everything to get as many Swaras participating as possible!

The qualification times for the in-person run are as follows:

Full marathon

Men – 4hours Women: 4hours30mins

Half Marathon

Men – 2hours Women – 2hours15mins

Wheelchair Race

Men – 3hours Women – 3hours15mins

10km

Men – 57mins Women – 1hrs4mins

There will also be a virtual run open to everyone, for which you can register here:https://www.nairobimarathon.com/

If you want to take part in the in-person run, you will need to submit a qualifying run within the times detailed above. Fill in this form (https://forms.gle/gjgYWKX65e1CkDGb9) by the 30th September, to be in with a chance of running the 31st October marathon. NEW ROUTE ALERT —> with the ongoing roadworks on the 7th circle of hell aka Mombasa Road, the run will take part along Southern Bypass, starting from Carnivore, Langata, with some gentle downhill for the first 10km, and then around 20km of gradual climb before finishing on some more gentle downhill. The 21km will follow a similar pattern of down-up-down. Start training now and submit your run to qualify for the in-person! More information on the virtual run registration to come. Registration link: https://forms.gle/gjgYWKX65e1CkDGb9

Find all of this and more here: https://sway.office.com/KkKF7hz2oDyKJVhS?ref=Link

#NewTrail

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Urban Swaras Starting Line run 611 @ Bavaria Gardens, Westlands

The ooooohs and aaaaahs flowing from the mouths of runners this Saturday were enough to make the hills alive with the sound of pleasure (and a small dose of good pain). The hills were sublime, the weather was perfect, the breakfast was copious and tasty, the distances were generous (hands up who got a bonus on their distance)! Our Trail Queen and Trail Fox outdid themselves, and I’m happy to say that it is those same caterers that will be keeping our bellies full for Naivasha Relay (which reminds me, you need to register by Wednesday to be in one of the Swara teams for the relay or you will literally miss the bus: https://forms.gle/1BRvMLQzT4o3oWUh8). Check out the photos from Saturday’s run, and relive some of the best views and moments. Also a big congratulations to our very own Swara elite runner, Dennis Lopua, who was pacing some of the world’s top runners at the Vienna City Marathon. He is heading back to Kenya as we speak so we will be seeing him soon at Run2Gether for our annual run there! See the Starting Line for some photo higlights: https://sway.office.com/7PWkpMhOOOEMeoKk?ref=LinkThis coming Saturday we are heading to Bavaria Gardens, in Westlands, for some tarmac pounding and urban hills. Masks MUST be worn at all times when not running, and COVID protocols observed. See Starting Line for full details: https://sway.office.com/7PWkpMhOOOEMeoKk?ref=LinkNaivasha Relay 2021 registrationNaivasha Relay registration is now open, so we are inviting all Swaras who want to be a part of one of the Swara teams for this event to register. See the poster below. In short, it’s a 9-person relay comprising of 89km, on Saturday 2nd October, with each runner running an average of two stages of less than 10km each over the whole of Saturday . The fun is that all teams run together, so each leg is flagged off at the same time, and the teams go ahead of the runners by vehicle to cheer them on at each finish line. This is an event with a legendary legacy; the Nairobi Hash House Harriers have been hosting this run since 1982! Please be aware that there is a 2,500ksh registration fee payable to the organisers, and a Swara fee to cover food, logistics and transport. The total fee, excluding accommodation In Naivasha on the Saturday night, will be between 5,000ksh and 6,000ksh (to be confirmed), though we are doing everything possible to keep costs down, including a subsidy from the club. To sign up to be in one of the Swara teams, fill in this form by this Wednesday 15th September – that’s only 2 days away!!! : https://forms.gle/1BRvMLQzT4o3oWUh8Nairobi Standard Chartered Marathon2021In other news, we’re also taking Swara applications to the in-person Nairobi Standard Chartered Nairobi marathon, which this year is limited to only 2,500 runners on Sunday 31st October. A number of spaces have been committed to the running clubs, and your Swara officials and CRE have been busy preparing everything to get as many Swaras participating as possible!The qualification times for the in-person run are as follows:Full marathonMen – 4:00 Women: 4:30Half MarathonMen – 2:00 Women – 2:15Wheelchair RaceMen – 3:00 Women – 3:1510kmMen – 0:57 Women – 1:04There will also be a virtual run open to everyone:If you want to take part in the in-person run, you will need to submit a qualifying run within the times detailed above. Fill in this form (https://forms.gle/gjgYWKX65e1CkDGb9) by the 1st October, to be in with a chance of running the 31st October marathon. NEW ROUTE ALERT —> with the ongoing roadworks on the 7th circle of hell aka Mombasa Road, the run will take part along Southern Bypass, starting from Carnivore, Langata, with some gentle downhill for the first 10km, and then around 20km of gradual climb before finishing on some more gentle downhill. The 21km will follow a similar pattern of down-up-down. Start training now and submit your run to qualify for the in-person! More information on the virtual run registration to come. Registration link: https://forms.gle/gjgYWKX65e1CkDGb9

#GoWestToWestlands

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Urban Swaras Starting Line run 610 – Githunguchu primary School, Ndeiya + Stan Chart 2021 ++ Naivasha Relay 2021!

Dear Swaras (take a deep breath, this is a long one)!

Those of you who joined us for the first time on Saturday, lucky you! The Trail Fox went pretty easy on the hills (comparatively) and treated us to a drop dead gorgeous trail and perfect weather (though maybe the weather wasn’t all down to him)! We hope to see you regularly at Swara runs, you can ALWAYS expect quality trails, guaranteed good company, and USUALLY at least a few hills! In other news, one of our very own CRE members, Eddah Gichangi, celebrated her marriage to her running beau, Francis, this weekend, congratulations to the happy couple on behalf of the whole club! Find many photo highlights in the Starting Line: https://sway.office.com/7PWkpMhOOOEMeoKk?ref=Link

This coming Saturday we are heading to to Githunguchu primary School in Ndeiya, to run alongside the magnificent Rift Valley escarpment! If you can make it, DO, you do not want to miss this trail! Find full details of the run below, and register by Thursday! Please note that we are returning to the old format of runs, where the flagging off will occur at 7.30am, so please come a few minutes before 7.30am to allow time to register and be ready to run at 7.30am! Masks MUST be worn at all times when not running, and COVID protocols observed (see below). Full details and registration in the Starting Line: https://sway.office.com/7PWkpMhOOOEMeoKk?ref=Link

Naivasha Relay 2021 registration

Some exciting big run news: Naivasha Relay registration is now open, so we are inviting all Swaras who want to be a part of one of the Swara teams for this event to register. See the poster below. In short, it’s a 9-person relay comprising of 89km, on Saturday 2nd October, with each runner running an average of two stages of less than 10km each over the whole of Saturday . The fun is that all teams run together, so each leg is flagged off at the same time, and the teams go ahead of the runners by vehicle to cheer them on at each finish line. This is an event with a legendary legacy; the Nairobi Hash House Harriers have been hosting this run since 1982! Please be aware that there is a 2,500ksh registration fee payable to the organisers, and a Swara fee to cover food, logistics and transport. The total fee, excluding accommodation In Naivasha on the Saturday night, will be between 5,000ksh and 6,000ksh (to be confirmed), though we are doing everything possible to keep costs down, including a subsidy from the club. To sign up to be in one of the Swara teams, fill in this form by 15th September: https://forms.gle/1BRvMLQzT4o3oWUh8

Nairobi Standard Chartered Marathon2021

In other news, we’re also taking Swara applications to the in-person Nairobi Standard Chartered Nairobi marathon, which this year is limited to only 2,500 runners on Sunday 31st October. A number of spaces have been committed to the running clubs, and your Swara officials and CRE have been busy preparing everything to get as many Swaras participating as possible!

The qualification times for the in-person run are as follows:

Full marathon

Men – 4:00 Women: 4:30

Half Marathon

Men – 2:00 Women – 2:15

Wheelchair Race

Men – 3:00 Women – 3:15

10km

Men – 0:57 Women – 1:04

There will also be a virtual run open to everyone:

If you want to take part in the in-person run, you will need to submit a qualifying run within the times detailed above. Fill in this form (https://forms.gle/gjgYWKX65e1CkDGb9) by the 1st October, to be in with a chance of running the 31st October marathon. NEW ROUTE ALERT —> with the ongoing roadworks on the 7th circle of hell aka Mombasa Road, the run will take part along Southern Bypass, starting from Carnivore, Langata, with some gentle downhill for the first 10km, and then around 20km of gradual climb before finishing on some more gentle downhill. The 21km will follow a similar pattern of down-up-down. Start training now and submit your run to qualify for the in-person! More information on the virtual run registration to come. Registration link: https://forms.gle/gjgYWKX65e1CkDGb9

Be sure to read through the Starting Line so you don’t miss the chance to take part in any of these runs! https://sway.office.com/7PWkpMhOOOEMeoKk?ref=Link

#SoManyRuns