Hello fellow runners and run-blog readers. I hope you all had a pleasant December 25th. Well, it has been (and still as at time of posting) raining in Doha, like literally non-stop for the best part of a day and a half now.
An Unusually Weathery Year
Doha suffered some unusual weather in November when it received the best part of its annual rainfall in a day. But it looks like this may be the wettest year on record for the state of Qatar with today’s rainfall prediction nearly matching the average rainfall for Qatar in March – which is traditionally their wettest month (according to the data).
The Wetter The Better
But I’m a runner, I might even go as far as to label myself as a trail runner – so rain has never been a major deterrent, in fact I often prefer to run in the wet. So last night, I headed out for a very very wet 18KM run which took me on a rather fantastic loop past Television roundabout, the hospitals (did not have to duck in) and eventually through the Souq, before hitting the Corniche for the final K’age.
So seasonal greetings, I thought I would post you the data from a very waterlogged but awesome run, plus some photos that people have uploaded of the local flooding.