I’ve spent a week working in Dar es Salaam, beautifully translated from Arabic as “Abode of Peace”. With an estimated population of over six million people, Dar is the financial hub of Tanzania. Nestled along a natural and quiet harbour on the Indian Ocean, Dar is a multicultural city – home to African Tanzanians, Arabic… Continue reading Running in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
How’s that for an attention-grabbing headline?! And it’s true… well, partly! My team was asked to facilitate a meeting in Ghana set for Friday and Saturday. Needless to say, we spent more time travelling than actually being in Ghana! We were at the Airport in Gaborone by 08:30 on Thursday morning for a 10:30 flight… Continue reading I Flew To Ghana For My Weekend Run!
Runner blogger Wanja from Nairobi, Kenya has been running on and off since 2013 and has participated in several races including four Half Marathons. Having run in Kenya, Tanzania, Gabon and Mauritius, she’s experienced some of the rich culture and diversity of Africa. Her favourite distance is 10km as it’s enough not to require multiple… Continue reading Let’s Run In Nairobi, Kenya!
I ran in Ghana for the first time in September 2021. It was such an incredible experience and never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d get to do it again so soon. We landed at 10pm on Saturday and as such couldn’t make the trip to the Eastern Region until the next day.… Continue reading I Run Africa: Eastern Region of Ghana
A work assignment has brought me back to Ghana, the friendly country in West Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, and neatly tucked between the French-speaking countries of Côte d’Ivoire and Togo, with Burkina Faso straddling its northern border. Last year, I visited Big Ada and had the amazing opportunity to run in this rustic town, absorbing the… Continue reading Not The Run I’d Planned In Accra, Ghana!
Above and beyond the physical and mental health benefits of running, what I love most about this sport is exploring new places – noticing the small but significant features that define a place, sensing its spirit, pulse and culture, observing people in their natural space, and for a moment, feeling like there is no other… Continue reading I Run Africa: Big Ada – Ghana