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England 1 October: Canterbury - Ramsgate

There is no report for 30th September because the international team enjoyed a day off in Canterbury. We called it 'Joy Day'. We were blessed with blue skies and time to rest and enjoy this beautiful town.

This morning under a thick blanket of grey cloud we ventured forward to the town of Bridge, where we visited the local Primary School.

After leaving the school we retraced our steps back to Canterbury and through the old city wall.

With the rain beginning to fall we arrived at St Stephen's School where we found the school paparazzi eagerly waiting for us.

During our presentation we discovered a very simple way to create hush and harmony - simple but extremely effective!

Then it was out into the playground for a run with the torch. The staff and the children refused to allow rain to dampen their spirits!

Our Czech runners were very happy to meet two Czech school teachers Helena and Eva. They are very nice and friendly. Eva teaches dancing and Helena sports. Helena is an excellent runner (halfmarathon in 1:18). We hope she can run with us longer next time, but she would have to run slowly , so we can keep up with her.

On we ran through quaint old English lanes.

Our next port of call was Pyne Smith Church of England School. Everywhere you look there is something to remind you of peace and harmony!

Our final school visit in Canterbury was to St Thomas Catholic Primary School. the children formed a large circle and passed the torch.

After running a final lap of honour with the head teacher to a tumultuous cheer from the children we made the short journey to Canterbury Cathedral where we were greeted by the Precentor, Jeremy Frost.

We were invited into the magnificent cathedral where the torch was blessed.

The Precentor recited an auspicious prayer and invited us to attend the 5.30pm mass. At the mass we enjoyed the heavenly voices of St Edmund's School and the Precentor once again welcomed the Harmony Run to Canterbury.

In the early evening, under low grey clouds we ran to our final destination in Britain - the harbour town of Ramsgate.

We are very grateful to Mrs Damrong Garbutt, the owner of Surin restaurant in Ramsgate, for supplying us with delicious Thai food!

Distance: 32km

Team Members:
Ondrej Vesely, Rosta Vagner, Michaela Pokorma (Czech Republic), Balavan Thomas, Devashishu Torpy (England), Ieva Kurzemniece (Latvia), Annemarie Beumer (Netherlands), Salil Wilson (Australia), Edi Brodtrager (Austria), Bauliya Moss (Scotland)

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