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:

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:

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: