Over the past eighteen months I have been all over the world. I have taken two years out and travelled a great amount and had very little access to the internet or social media which has been a great respite.
I have written a few posts here and there when I have had time, mainly about my travels in the blog series of ‘Running Around the World.’
Most recently, I have been in Tanzania in the south-west Iringa region. This was surprisingly cold comparatively speaking to the rest of Tanzania due to its altitude. I was staying in a village called Usengelindete based at 1,800m altitude.
The village was one long and winding dirt road which acted as the perfect running track to run along every day for three months. I had an amazing experience here, running with the school children every morning at 6:30 AM on their way to school. Unfortunately, there was no actual track so there was little opportunity to do much speed work, but training properly at altitude was a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity and one which enjoyed immensely.
I am now back in the UK and have proper access to the internet and the world of athletics. I therefore plan to continue writing for Run Reporter, keeping up to date with the world of elite athletics (I unfortunately missed out on all of the IAAF World Indoor Championships and Commonwealth Games). I will also keep looking to write reviews on sports technology and equipment, taking a deeper focus in running watches and what is on offer for tracking your running.
For the time being, keep on the look out for new Run Reporter articles.