It was a privilege to spend time with a world class Ethiopian athlete. My athlete guide gave me an insight into his schedule of training six times a week, twice a day. We ran among exquisite smelling eucalyptus trees in the hills. Of course, he tailored our runs perfectly to suit my (much lower!) level.

Run Africa went well beyond the call of duty to enhance my experience of Ethiopia. They introduced me to other runners and even entered me into a mass race that I wouldn’t have known about. That 10k was the perfect way to round off my running experience in Addis Ababa.

Dealing with Run Africa was a pleasure: from the moment I began liaising with them I immediately felt looked after. Whatever your level as a runner, if you are keen to have a special insight into Ethiopian running culture, look no further: I cannot speak highly enough of my experience.