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England 21 September: Nottingham - Manchester

We started our day with visits to two primary schools in Nottingham. First we went to the Elms primary school, where the children were waiting for us in the gym hall. Some of the children were so smart! They guessed all the languages correctly. Then we did an exercise trying to feel harmony within our heart.

We finished our presentation and then took the children outside to do our traditional torch running and torch passing in the schoolyard.

Next we visited the Robin Hood primary school, making sure we didn’t take any treasures with us! ;-)

This school is also an old acquaintance from the past and we were happy to see them again. They have a beautiful green sportsfield outside, so we could all run there to our hearts’ content.

We made the kids part of our World Harmony team and exchanged high fives.

The rest of the day was spent running in the lush English countryside towards Manchester.

A typically English tree.

We took a few action shots along the way.

Also we met many nice people from Scotland.

The area we ran through was absolutely gorgeous and is known as the Peak district.

At a certain point we spontaneously ran into all the students and teachers of the Wessington primary school, who came walking past us as we were resting on a grassy field. They just came from a singing practise and were on their way back to their school. The entire school had about 45 junior students and they were all there! Naturally we took the opportunity to pass them the torch.

We ran and ran until the sun slowly went down in the valley.

Then we actually did a full presentation for them, including a World Harmony sprint on the grass at the express request of the teachers. How nice to have a spontaneous meeting! The kids seemed to like it as well.

In Manchester the Days Inn hotel accomodated our entire team, free of charge, plus provided for dinner and breakfast. We were simply overwhelmed by their generosity. They even helped us organizing for the next day, as their press man contacted a local television station, who would come to film us next day. Two thumbs up for the Days Inn!

At the end of our running day we stretched our tired limbs and enjoyed a well-deserved rest.

Distance: 122km

Team Members:
Abhinabha Tangerman (Holland), Annemijn Schuringa (Holland), Bakul Keaney (Ireland), Balavan Thomas (England), Bhasini Neve (England), Dave Johnson (England), Erika Pongracz (Hungary), Marc Schrader (Germany), Manoshri Sykorova (Slovakia), Nataliya Lehonkova (Ukraine), Nurari Merry (England), Ondrej Vesely (Czech Republic), Stephen Guy (England), Tsveta Gagova (Bulgaria).

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