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    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

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    1,000,000 Participants

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    World Harmony Run Founder
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England 5 May: Liverpool - Buxton

After a good night's sleep we expressed our gratitude to our hosts at the Hope Street Hotel, Kim Adamson and reservations manager Tracy Williams, both of whom held the Harmony Run Torch before we set off this morning.

The runners who stayed at the hotel were very grateful for the exceptionally high standard the hotel maintains.

A full crew meant that we could cover all our miles today without having to rush too much.

Starting on the outskirts of Stockport, it wasn't long before the urban zone dropped behind us and we entered the Peak District countryside.

This area of outstanding beauty borders Staffordshire and Derbyshire and our goal was to pass Buxton by the end of the day.

Stefan in the Peak District.

Lots of green fields in this area, which is also well known for its rock-climbing opportunities.

Buxton is famous for its healing waters and is a spa town. It also houses part of Derby University and has some classic architecture - surprising in a town of this size.

Ancient trees by the side of the road.

There was a second team on the road today and Fran wrote a few notes about its experience:

The roads into Manchester are quite big and were busy, even for a bank holiday. Lots of people seemed to be out and about in their cars and on the streets so there were plenty of smiles and waves from friendly Mancunians.

Being a holiday Monday, we had no formal receptions today, so we had a bit of time to take some photos around the City Hall area then out through a bustling and cosmopolitan Stockport before ending our share of today's running.

We passed some great street names, our favourites being My Street(!) and Farmyard. Dhavala's favourite was Stott Street (that's her surname).

The Harmony runners were offered a beautiful meal at the Days Hotel in Manchester and are pictured here with the manager

– Abichal Watkins & Fran Chamberlain

Distance: 110 km

Team Members:
Ondrej Vesely (Czech Republic), Stefan Ehrenfellner (Austria), Rosta Vagner (Czech Republic), Balavan Thomas (England), Mark Collinson (England), Abichal Watkins (Wales), Artur Janczak (Poland), Matthias Frey (Germany), Janek (Poland), Roger Chamberlain (England), Fran Chamberlain (England), Dhavala Stott (Scotland), Helena Kosuthova (Slovakia), Kamilla Hozlarova (Czech Republic)

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