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    World's Largest Torch Relay
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    New Zealand

Australia 12 November: Geelong - Sorento

We had an early start in Geelong with a breakfast reception at Landy Field, named after John Landy, one of the greatest runners to stem from Australia.

We were joined by local runners from the race track. The Verstraten family joined some of the runners for a few laps, while the rest of us tucked into our croissants.

We then ducked down to the picturesque Geelong Waterfront to take in all the sights and sounds of this delightful town.

Geelong was inaugerated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace City after the founder of the World Harmony Run in 2000, so we could not resist taking a few photos of the plaque on the waterfront.

Great parking :-)

Our next scheduled stop was Leopold Primary School were the students all enthusiastically greeted the runners upon their arrival.

The students then joined us for a run around their school yard, and their joy and energy was a great boost to our team. We thank you all for your enthusiastic participation.

So after staying at the school for almost 1 hour, it was time to leave for our next appointment.

Varna, our oldest runner lead the way down the highway to our next meeting. At 70 years of age and many ultra-distance performances under his belt, Varna has been a great addition to the team with his wit, committment and of course his running.

Our next engagement was Pelican Shores Estate in Moolap, a beautiful community village by the water, hosting some wonderful and inspiring residents.

We were even blessed to have a poetry recital from Paul Walker whose beautiful and inspiring and writings on harmony recharged the hearts of our team.

After a few games, we were back on the road to Queenscliff situated on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Enroute to Queenscliffe we were met by Denis, the local Queenscliff reporter who took it on himself to create a spontaneous greeting for the runners as we entered the main street.

During lunch in the park we very briefly left our lunch aside for a quick photo shoot. We had barely turned our heads when a whole flock of seagulls descended on our hapless sandwiches, which were never to be seen again.

We then journeyed for spot of swimming and surfing at nearby Ocean Grove. Pictured below is Apaguha from the Czech Republic showing great form for a citizen who lives in a landlocked country thousands of miles from the nearest ocean.

The Queenscliff-Sorrento Ferry took us across the heads of Port Phillip Bay. A special thanks to Searoad Peninsula Transport for supporting the Run by transporting the team.

The journey across the heads of Port Phillip Bay took just 45 minutes. The distance across the heads is just 1 mile and the depth ranges from 12m to 24m. On some days the seas are unbelievely rough through the heads.

– Veeraja

Distance: 37 km

Team Members:
Veeraja Uppal (Australia), Apaguha Vesely (Czech Republic), Kallola Brown (New Zealand), Becky Xerri (Wales), Uddyogini Hall (Australia), Varna Schultz (Germany), Urdhacheta Yap (Singapore), Prabuddha Nicol (Australia), Kieren Pearson (Australia), Saranyu Pearson (Australia), Hastakamala Diaz (Australia)

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