One of my first post was about what one can find about (trail) running in Egypt when searching cyberspace. It wasn’t much. Now I’ve landed and can report from the ground.
The hash sets out from Maadi every Friday afternoon and has Wadi Degla-Wadi Hof area as their playground. So they hit the trails rather than the roads but distances are limited.
A second organized group I came across is the Maadi runners. They normally set out from Maadi early Friday mornings, but sometimes choose an alternative meeting point, depending on the route of the week. They run roads, and train for a half marathon.
And then there is the Cairo runners, a very recent initiative of running and exploring Cairo’s streets, adding one km to the distance each week, building up to a half marathon n the near future. Wildly successful, growing from small to big numbers in the course of a just a couple of months. And attracting a lot of media attention. Friday mornings 7AM starts.