November Talk: Run Around Qatar: A Unique Journey Through Qatar’s Natural Beauty
We welcome members and non-members alike and do not charge for our monthly talks. Doors will open at 6:30 PM, This allows time to join us for light refreshments, pay your membership dues, and to peruse the QNHG library before the meeting begins at 7:00 PM and mingle with other members.
Speaker: Pierre Daniel, Brand & Marketing Lead at Aspire Zone Foundation
Date & Time: WEDNESDAY, November 7 at Doha English Speaking School (DESS).
Venue: Doha English Speaking School - Map
Synopsis of talk
In February of this year, Qatari resident, Pierre Daniel, completed a 477 km solo Run Around Qatar in seven days. This also set the World Record for the Fastest Crossing of Qatar on foot from North to South. Pierre offered this unprecedented challenge to the Qatari Community as a demonstration of human potential, but also as a way to showcase Qatar’s natural beauty. Come and hear the story of his unique journey around Qatar.
Marketing professional, former ice hockey premier league player, certified coach, Ironman, ultrarunner, mountaineer and more, the 37 year old Frenchman had lots of tools in his hands to make this challenge a memorable event. His love for Qatar, nature and physical activity led him to create this unique concept of running alone around the country to inspire others to be more active and also take the time to discover Qatar’s hidden treasures. A latecomer to endurance sports, Pierre ran his first marathon only 2 years ago and in a very short time became capable of running hundreds of kilometres. Pierre advocates that people are stronger than they may think and should follow their own journey to discover and unleash their physical and mental potential.