Sunday running in Jakarta – not such a tough mudder

Between 6 and 11 am every Sunday, Jakarta’s six lane thoroughfare, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, is closed to all traffic except public buses and emergency vehicles.  As air pollution is a problem in Jakarta, the reason for the closure is to give city dwellers and visitors alike a safe, carbon free environment to exercise and to promote cycling, running, walking, rollerblading and exercise in general.

With the current state of emergency declared during last weeks’ flooding, the clean up continuing and with more rain forecast this weekend, I wasn’t sure if I would get a chance to run the muddy streets of Jakarta.  This was yesterday… Continue reading