What a fantastic day! Non and Lulu (his dog) led me on a 25k run through the Judean Desert near the Dead Sea. An amazing adventure.
Running with Non was an incredible experience. We ran up north, in the Galilee and it was breathtaking. The run itself was the perfect mix between challenging and runnable dirt tracks and single track. We stopped off at view points that were incredible, including a castle about 1000 years old and passed wildlife and lovely streams. I've gained an new appreciation of Israel's natural beauti and that's priceless. If you're a runner, of any ability level, call Non to experience something very few others will. You'll be very glad you did.
What an amazing run! Definitely my top experience during my time in Israel. Met Non in Tel Aviv and drove to the hills outside Jerusalem where we ran through to the Dead Sea. Along the way we passed a Bedouin camp, an ancient monastery and ran across the barren plains above the Dead Sea. The trails were a mix of single track and 4WD but everywhere the views made it difficult not to look around. The best section followed the edge of an ever increasing river gorge, along rock slabs and culminating in views of the Mar Saba monastery. My thanks to Non (an Lola) for guiding me on this fantastic trip, one I can highly recommend. Shane
I really enjoyed running with Non and I would like to recommend his trail runs to anyone who would like to experience an interesting run in Israel combined with travelling in places you wouldn't see otherwise. Prior to our meeting Non asked for my preferences, the distance I would like to run and so on, and he made his best to make this trail run super special for me. He chose such a beautiful place in the country side! We ran along fields and vineyards and it was absolutely beautiful! Non, thank you for everything it was much more than I've expected! Olga