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England 9 May: Ledbury - Chepstow

This morning we had to backtrack a little, so one team started running just outside of Ledbury while the second team began just outside of Ross-on-Wye.

The countryside in this part of the borders is so lush right now, very green and, with the weather so warm, it feels like paradise.

Very old buildings in Ross-on-Wye.

Balavan contemplates his next tattoo.

Balavan was the Torch bearer as we passed through Ross-on-Wye.

Ieva stretching it out across a bridge.

Shortly afterwards, a group of us ran along a public path alongside the river Wye - a disused railway line, now used by walkers and cyclists.

Upstream from the rapids outside Monmouth.

The route skirted Monmouth town centre and headed down the Wye Valley toward Tintern and Chepstow, where the day's running would end near the Severn Bridge.

On the way, Abichal's Mum, Susan caught up with Harmony Run and held the Torch at Whitebrook Bridge, several miles southeast of Monmouth.

Tintern Abbey.

Greenery in overdrive.

Abichal and Matthias.

Stephen Thomas and Charana wearing funny hats.

Going to "the Garden Party"...

The plaque in the Temple of Peace garden.

Gathered in the garden.

Tamara Gervasoni and Stephen Thomas from the Temple of Peace

Charana runs with the torch - it's been a long time...

The temple of Peace in Cardiff.

A brief ceremony had been arranged with Stephen Thomas, Director of International Affairs at the Temple of Peace. Also present was the Secretary to the Director, Tamara Gervasoni.

Our accommodation was in Cardiff that night and we are very grateful to our friends, especially Roger and Fran, and Charana and Prabhabati, for taking such good care of the World Harmony Runners.

– Abichal Watkins

Distance: 51 km

Team Members:
Ondrej Vesely (Czech Republic), Stefan Ehrenfellner (Austria), Matthias Frey (Germany), Rosta Vagner (Czech Republic), Balavan Thomas (England), Mark Collinson (England), Abichal Watkins (Wales), Kamilla Hozlarova (Czech Republic), Ieva Kurzemniece (Latvia)

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