Salomon Wadi Bih Run 2017 day 2: Course route redirected to Zighy Bay due to flash flooding

Salomon Wadi Bih Run 2017 day 2: Course route redirected to Zighy Bay due to flash flooding

Saturday 4 February 2017, Dibba: The course route for the 2017 Salomon Wadi Bih Run was redirected up a 300 meter climb to the stunning Zighy Bay beach this year, due to flash flooding caused by heavy rain in the wadi the night before.

Despite the heavy storm that affected races on Friday, almost 1,000 runners travelled to the Golden Tulip Hotel in Dibba for the Saturday relay run. The new route was 28km in total, but with runners teaming up for each stage, each participant managed to cover a similar distance.

The race was won in a time of 02:04:09 by team ‘See Ya Wadi Wanna Bih Ya’, formed of Oliver Westmacott, Andrew Edwards, Pete Dordal, Christopher Knight, and Luke Mathews.

Second place was clinched by team ‘Milk my GEMS’ (Andy Mac, Jenna Wilkinson, Laura Hilton, Luke Oung, Kevin Bradford) and third place was won by ‘Unfished Bih-sness’ (Barry Simpson, James Needle, Rebecca Tyson, Katherine Werren, Kristian Cywicki).

The prize for best name went to ‘Don’t Wadi, Bih Happy’ and best costume was won by the ‘Wadi Bae Bihs’.

The Salomon Wadi Bih Run has been held since 1993 and is a highlight on the regional running calendar due to a dramatic, picturesque route through the Hajjar mountains in Oman.

This year the race was supported by the following sponsors

PARTNER SPONSORS
Salomon, Thule, Suunto, Golden Tulip, Absolute Adventures, Adventure HQ, Revolution Fitness, Dubai Physiotherapy Clinic, Sports 360, Outdoor UAE. Mai Dubai, Vita Coco

SUPPORT SPONSORS
Freedom Pizza, Atkins, Oman PR, ZAKK Fitmate

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Shoutout to Wadi Wallies who shared us their Awesome Effort due to this change!
When the going gets tough, the tough gets going!

“the revised route ended up being more challenging for those who did the leg to Zighy Bay. If you had told me the day before that I would run 20km+ and that I would complete an 8km climb/descent, I would have said ‘no way,’ but when faced with the prospect, I surprised myself and can only thank my fellow Wallies for their good spirits and camaraderie.”

– Fay Lloyd of the Wadi Wallies

as the saying goes... When the going gets tough, the tough gets going!

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