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Ireland 28 March: Galway - Limerick

We had an early start in the morning - a visit to nearby Salthill for the start of the Celtic 100km race. We arrived just in time to catch the sun rising over Galway Bay...

Compared to yesterday evening, the weather was absolutely glorious with not a raindrop in sight. Here are the team with Richard Donovan and Tony Mangan. Richard is the Race Director for the Celtic 100k and holds (among many other feats) the distinction of being the first person to Run a marathon at bout the North and South Poles! Tony  is Ireland's most distinguished ultrarunner, holding the world indoor 48 hour record, and also the Guinness world record for the fastest 48 hours on a treadmil.

 

Tarit Stott, who helps organise the World Harmony Run whenever it comes to Scotland, came to Galway to participate in the race. Here he is running the first lap, torch in hand!

 

 

Our next stop was a courtesy call to Galway Mayor Connelly - here he is challenging the team to a race!


Then we went on to the Galway Titans' basketball club, which in its short history has become one of the beast basketball teams in the country.

 

They have a whole range of underage teams - we visited two of their training sessions to give the young basketballers get a chance to hold the torch.

 

 

Coach Gary and his up-and-coming basketball team.

Purnendu from Serbia gets past an eight year old girl to score his only two points of the game. (Please note the basket was specially lowered for this photo)

Baridhi from Bulgaria also gets some air time.

Then it was time to start running again, first to the Cliffs of Moher and then onto Limerick. On the way out, father and daughter stop to hold the torch in Galway.

 

The two teenage Kiwi sisters - Rupashri and Kallola - having a blast as they run around Ireland. 

 

Colm explains the route to Kallola. It's Colm's birthday tomorrow (Sunday)- you can all send him a nice happy birthday using our harmonemail form...

 

Along the road, brother and sister come out to hold the torch offer some encouragement to Rupashri.

Boijayanti from Puerto Rico is all smiles as she makes her way through the Burren countryside, with stone walls as far as the eye can see.

 

An old castle we came across along the route, in need of some renovations. And central heating.


We lengthened our course today in order to get to the Cliffs of Moher, but it was absolutely worth it!

The women's team welcome their newest member, Marina , who will be running all the way to Dublin. Marina is originally from Russia, but is now living in Ireland.

The cliffs of Moher were truly wonderous, and we couldnt have picked a better day to visit them.

 

We then hightailed it to the city of Limerick to make it there before darkness fell. Special thanks to a team of hotels in Limerick for  coming together to host all the World Harmony Run team - the George Boutique Hotel, the Marriott Hotel and the Maldron Hotel.

Thank you all very much for your generosity and hospitality.

– Colm Magee


Distance: 110 km

Team Members:
Adhiratha Keefe (USA), Boijayanti Badillo-Gomez (Puerto Rico), Kallola Brown (New Zealand), Rupashri Brown (New Zealand), Salil Wilson (Australia), Purnendu Knezevic (Serbia), Marina Chertaraeva (Russia), Sundar Dalton (Ireland), Katka Purusova (Czech Republic), Svetlana Gorschkova(Russia), Aivaras Zydelis (Lithuania), Colm Magee (Ireland), Baridhi Yonchev (Bulgaria), Standa Zubaty (Czech Republic), Matthias Eckerle (Germany)

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