On May 2nd I’ll be competing in the 3rd Himalayan XC Marathon organised by the guys at Running and Living. In short this means that I’ll be taking a week out of my life to run 13 miles (21 km) up a mountain in the Indian Himalayas before turning around and running 13 miles back down again.
Of course that is only the romanticism of a mind with too much time and too little purpose. These streets were not ‘made’ at all. They are a consequence: the result of the construction of houses and homes, shacks and shelters sprung from the ground in spontaneous unplanned disarray. Theirs is the confusion of India herself.