1. Starting line.
Here I am a few steps into what would become a 3253km run across India, from west to east of the country. The starting point for the Run India journey was Jaisalmer Fort in Rajasthan, one of the largest fully preserved fortified cities in the world. I was unbelievably nervous at the start, my stomach was in knots and I struggled to get my head around the fact I had no idea what was going to happen over the next 77 days.
2. Community visit in Barmer.
On day three I ran 52kms to Barmer, a district part of the Great Indian Desert. As I ran towards the city monsoonal rain poured down and I was greeted by World Vision staff who ran the final few kilometers with me. As I quickly got changed the rain transitioned to steamy heat. I was driven out of town into the desert where I met community groups that World Vision support. Here I am being greeted by girls from a school. So many of these children will walk up to 10kms each way to get to school.