He did it!! 42 km & came 3rd of the muzungus (whites) in 4 hours, 42 secs! It was out of 3rd out of 10 but still fantastic for first time & he got a trophy for getting a place. The Africans leave us all for dead and look like graceful gazelles barely working up a sweat. Beautiful to watch. Some famous runners in the mix. We seem to have entered a strange world of extreme sports people who think nothing of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro one day, doing a tough mountain bike ride the next and a marathon the following. Others travel the world to run marathons. Most are aiming for the "7 continents" club. One guy is 63 & runs a marathon almost every weekend a in a different country as his retirement hobby...hes done 394. He's off from here to Belgium to run one on Sunday, then Antarctica for the one after that! It is surreal.
We visited the beautiful international school & friendly OT dept of Moshi hospital. Might be some opportunities at both but a bit of a hike to commute. They have said I could also teach OTstudents at the uni there. Lots to decide!
Gave a lift to Arusha with one of the marathon group who we squashed in between Z &Z & all the bags& subjected him to playschool music for 2hours. Poor thing... I think he would have prefered the public bus! We took him to stay & for tea at our original hotel & it was lovely too see all the staff again. They really feel like our African family. We all got lots of hugs & kisses which was just lovely.