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March 4, 2011

Tankspotting Recce

Filed under: Cairo,Running — scotsabroad @ 6:21 pm

We have become used to seeing tanks and armoured vehicles on the streets around 5th Settlement. However, it still comes as a surprise when we stop and speak to the soldiers assigned to the tanks, to be met with perfect English from many of these charming young men. Locals and foreigners alike are taking the opportunity to be photographed beside this heavy security. This morning Lucas and I cycled around our area mapping out a 10K route for a school run on Friday 18th March. The idea for Tankspotting is to start and finish at NCBIS following a route that gives runners the opportunity to pass a few tanks and armoured vehicles. Lucas was a great help,  especially when you think about what I was doing… noting down locations of tanks using GPS in a notebook and taking photographs.  I am only now beginning to think of the consequences of being stopped and questioned.  43 runners have signed up to run either a 10K or 10 mile route. The T-shirts are proving most popular too. Yeah, that is Lucas on top of the armoured car having climbed up himself.


1 Comment »

  1. Looks great, Cairo wasn’t as exciting as that when I was there in October.

    Comment by Forbes — March 5, 2011 @ 9:23 pm | Reply

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