Rosie Watson, 25, left the mountains of the Lake District behind to run across Europe in an effort to raise awareness of the climate crisis.
She started her journey from her home in Lorton and ran to Newcastle, hopped on a ferry to the Netherlands before running more than 3000km -passing through Zurich in Switzerland, Croatia, Montenegro and Albania.
Seven weeks ago, her journey was halted as the borders of Kosovo were closed due to the coronavirus. She is now stranded in Prizren, a town 85km (50 miles) southwest of the capital, Pristina.
Kosovo has been in a lockdown since the middle of March. The virus has killed at least 22 people in the Balkan nation, which has almost 800 confirmed cases.
The lockdown in Kosovo is much different to that in the UK, Rosie explains: “We have 90 minute slots to do shopping or whatever we need to do based on the second to last digit on our passports.
“Originally we just thought we could go out to do shopping and it didn’t include exercise as it only mentioned shopping but when we asked around it seems a bit more relaxed.”
She plans to carry on her journey as soon as the lockdown is over, as she says “the climate crisis isn’t going to go away because of the pandemic so the journey isn’t going to either.”