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June 22, 2010

Alex Recce

Filed under: Running — scotsabroad @ 4:59 pm

Sergio and I headed up to Alexandria last Friday to plan the route for the school’s Ice Cold in Alex run in September. What started off as an excuse for our small group of diehard runners to run the corniche has turned into quite a big event. 45 runners and walkers will be heading for Alexandria to cover a 10 mile or half marathon (13.1 mile) route on Friday 17th September. 

The idea last Friday was to use GPS and ride our bikes from the fort at Qaitbay along the corniche to find, record and photograph the starts, suitable water stations and any problems. This was not a chore. We had a wonderful day and the route and landmarks were ideal. Although the first couple of miles of the half marathon are not on the corniche, the start involves a couple of circuits of an obelisk. Can’t get better than that. The corniche was mobbed last Friday and local bathers covered the beaches from the shoreline to the boulevard. It will not be so crowded at 6am in the morning of the run.

 Finished with some Chinese and a few beers at the Cecil Hotel before heading back to Cairo. Looking forward to the run although apprehensive that it will all go smoothly. Hard blog to do this one…  

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