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Scotland 13 September: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Today we left the city of Edinburgh, under the supervision of Greyfriar's Bobby. This is a statue of a dog who was awarded the 'Freedom of the City', because after his master died he used to visit the grave dutifully every day. He has become one of Edinburgh's most famous citizens.

We also had to say goodbye to Edinburgh castle, which we visited yesterday.

Our first port of call today was St. Nicholas Primary School in Broxburn. We challenged the children to guess which countries we were from by listening to a few words in our respective languages. A young boy from Slovakia had no problems recognising the Czech and Hungarian languages.

The children showed great interest in the everyday details of our experience on the run and joined us for a lap of their playing field.

The road between Edinburgh and Glasgow winds its way through small towns, and our next stop was in Bathgate at Balbardie Primary School. We are very greatful to Alex McEwan, the Sports Development Officer for West Lothian, for arranging our visit to this exceptional school!

Here we were greeted by two very enthusiastic classes, which led us down to the nearby park for a run. They were good runners and accelerated around the park at top speed.

We took a quick breather on the skate ramp!

We bid farewell to our newfound friends and continued west on the road towards Glasgow.

As Ondrej was running along, a car pulled up level and asked him what he was doing. Ondrej offered the lady and the man in the car a brief explanation and the car whizzed off into the distance. Ten minutes later a large group of children was waiting on the road and cheered the torch's arrival in a completely unplanned and unscheduled welcome!

The children were from Blackridge Primary School.

We ran into Glasgow via Coatbridge and finished at George Square.

Many thanks to Adarsha Kelly for treating all the runners to a sumptuous Indian meal!

Distance: 72km

Team Members:
Ondrej Vesely, Rosta Vagner, Mila Pisanova (Czech Republic), Mathias Eckerle (Germany), Maria Horvath and Erika Pongracz (Hungary,) Agnes Molnar (Serbia), Ieva Kurzemniece (Latvia), Stacey Marsh (New Zealand), Devashishu Torpy (England) Sandro Zincarini (Italy), Dhavala Stott and Bhauliya Moss (Scotland).

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