The Jordan Trail takes you through the wonders of an ancient landscape. Along the way, you’ll discover the best running fuel in the world
Running and travelling can be the perfect partners – whether that’s an early morning exploratory jog on a business trip or a dedicated holiday built around a multi-stage race. New routes, scenery and challenges can help enliven one’s love of running, while seeing the world on foot offers an enhanced perspective.
For me, the steps up to the Mtatsminda plateau outside Tbilisi and the colonial racecourse in Mumbai at sunset stand out as all-time favourites; the chaotic streets of Lagos were equally memorable, but for different reasons. To avoid disappointment, I now fly everywhere with a pair of trainers in my hand luggage. But at the start of November I, alongside Jordanian runner Mohammad Al-Sweity, took the combination of running or travelling a step (well, a few actually) further by jogging the Jordan Trail, a new 650km (400-mile) route stretching the entire length of the country.
Jogging in Jordan: the 650km trail that's a journey through time