Ultimate Athletics was one of the first clubs I joined when moving to the Middle East and I am still training with them eight years later! The club has grown to become family and I have made lifelong friendships throughout the years. I remember my first session eight years ago; the level of performance and determination shown by all was inspiring and fostered my love for the sport! From being a complete beginner all those years ago to competing nationally across the UAE, to then competing internationally at the Gothenburg Youth Games, Sweden, I can’t thank the club enough for the support and opportunities! Aside from my personal running journey, I have also developed as a coach by helping lead the youth sessions once a week. Watching the young athletes develop has been a wonderful experience and taught me a lot about leadership. Running is now such a huge part of my life and I can’t thank Lisa, my coaches and the club enough!