Russell Hammond

Languages: English

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Guide ID: G31

About My Hometown

I am from Brighton in England, but I live in Rome! Rome is the most beautiful city in the world and best enjoyed on foot! The combination of ancient ruins and beautiful parks make for incredible running.

About Me

I’m a coffee, gelato and fitness lover from the UK. I’ve been working in Rome since 2015, when I stumbled across the city with Harry on our interrail trip. The rustic alleyways, warm summer nights and incredible food had me hooked - I knew I had to stay here. I began studying local history straight away, and graduated into working as a tour guide in 2016. It feels crazy to say that was four years ago - it’s flown by. I’ve found that teaching others through tour-guiding has actually taught me a lot about myself - which makes it a really enjoyable, fascinating job. When I take my guide badge off a few things you might find me doing is running, muay thai kickboxing, watching sunsets, scuba-diving, meeting new people and experiencing new things.


When I was 21 I was super unfit, smoking and drinking. I hated every decision I made in life... to balance the bad decisions for my health out I started running. It was pure agony.... but I kept putting myself through it till I became fitter and learned to breathe. I used to struggle to run 5kilometers, and this year (October the 3rd) I will compete in the UMED 100 - a 100km race through the Sahara Desert. The sky is limit... and I found that through running.

My Running Experience

I have been running for 4 years. I competed in a half marathon last year, and also one of the hardest marathons in the world - petra desert marathon. I came 9th with a time of 4 hours and 12 minutes. I finished 6th in the men's. I have been operating running tours via my website and airbnb for a while now and have now expanded to Sight Running Guide aswell.

My SightRunning tours

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