Jerusalem is a city on hills, which makes it a beautiful, and challenging city in which to run.  From buildings that are thousands of years old to brand new bikeways and pedestrian streets, it’s got a lot to offer anyone wishing to hit the pavement.While we also stayed in Tel Aviv, I never managed to get out for a run there.  The coast looked like a nice spot for it, but timing and location never quite synched up.  I definitely made up for it in Jerusalem.

Date: 21 Aug 2016
Distance: 5.5 km
Time: 42:51
Location: Jerusalem, IsraelI have to admit I was a little worried about this run when I first took off.  I wasn’t sure what the security situation was as I would be technically crossing the border into the west bank.  I decided to run with my passport, a precaution which was entirely unnecessary.  Other than the steep hills surrounding the old city, there were no problems and I was able to enjoy a very scenic run around the walls.
Date: 25 Aug 2016
Distance: 5.2 km
Time: 34:44
Location: Jerusalem, IsraelNear the centre of the city there is an old railway that has been converted into a pedestrian walkway and bike route. I ran along it a couple times, and it’s a nice break from the traffic of the city. Plenty of bikers, joggers, and families were making use of it.
Date: 27 Aug 2016
Distance: 6.5 km
Time: 41:44
Location: Jerusalem, Israel

This run was during the sabbath, when a good chunk of the city is off the roads, so taking the rail path didn’t make much difference, but it’s still a pleasant, slightly downhill start for a run.