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Great Britain 26 June: Hereford - Bristol

I feel like skipping, singing, juggling and cartwheeling all at once to express my delight that the sky is blue and the air is warm.

Sunday can be a quiet day on the run because schools are closed, so we make up for it by...


and running

and then running some more.

Luckily we were joined by our English and Welsh brothers and sisters to conquer the miles.

The girls' team was happy to have Kokila join us for our morning run. Being a native, she could share history and insight into her country. And, she also shared a proper English custom, cream tea and strawberry scones. I am usually quite disciplined with my diet, avoiding wheat and dairy, but my feeling is "when in Rome" or in this case, "when in England". I was strictly schooled by Kokila on the correct manner in which to dress my scone and pour my tea (milk first for the curious).

Tea time is definitely a foreign concept that I wanted to experience and indulge in - and what an indulgence! The scone (pronounce scaun) is cut in half and topped with, specifically in this order, butter, strawberry jam and clotted cream. Fresh strawberries are on the side. Yum!!

I could get into tea time but I'm concerned that I would put on 5 pounds in the next week if I let myself indulge to my heart's desire.

After tea we visited a beautiful abbey. To an American these ancient buildings are breathtaking and mysterious.

Often they were built on a previoius location of Pagan worship and were therefore consciously aligned with powerful energy meridians. The peace is often palpable.

We these fine lads near the Abbey. They were cycling up to John O'Groats from Lands End - our route in reverse. Good luck guys! Thank you for holding the torch.

The run over the Severn-Wye Bridge connecting England and Wales was a fun 3 miles...

with most of the team running together for a change. The bridge was dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace Bridge in 1991.

Girl power

Our English and Welsh runners.

We ran to the Sri Chinmoy Peace Bridge plaque. The bridge spans the convergence of the Severn and Wye rivers.

Here these two rivers join and flow into the sea.

What is true for these rivers is true for humans, as well...

if we can come together in oneness, we will, like the sea, become something vaster and more powerful than we can ever imagine individually.

A little technique perfection with barefoot running.

It's also nice to get out of those hot running shoes!

Not only is there a Peace Bridge in these parts, Bristol is also proclaimed as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom City.

A beautiful view of Bristol

A group of international language students who were very excited to meet another international group.

It was a hot day and the kids, ah, I mean runners, were happy to find some water to play in towards the end of their run.

All together, it was a fantastic day!

The World Harmony Run proudly supports the International Year of Youth (IYY) and the International Year of Forests (IYF) proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly.

See the recent Youtube video on African experience which illustrates IYY slogan "Our Year Our Voice"  International Year of Youth - Zambia World Harmony. They surprisingly mention Presidents and UN Secretary-General in a unique way! 

See also the UNESCO World Heritage (WH) Centre support for IY of Forests.  ... Convention for conservation of forest biodiversity. (more)


– Teekhnata

Distance: 63 miles

Team Members:
Salil Wilson (Australia), Apaguha Vesely (Czech Republic), Balavan Thomas (Great Britain), Shobhavati Davies (New Zealand), Amalendu Edelsten (Australia), Lenka Svecova (Czech Republic), Teekhnata Metzler (USA), Atulya Berube (USA), Nandathu Saltzman (USA), Ilvaka Nemcova (Czech Republic), Devashishu Torpy (England), Shraddha Kurzemniece (Latvia)

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