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    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

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    New Zealand

Great Britain 25 March: Hawes - Bradford

Another day of running through the Yorkshire dales.

Sandro was the hero of the hour, running all the way up the steepest hills.

Noivedya wanted a taste of the experience as well.

On this Sunday morning, there was a peaceful silence on these roads...

In fact, the roads were so quiet, you would almost think that you can sit there and read a book. Hopefully, your friends will move you along.

Readers' tip: It is safer to read in a parked vehicle.

The roads to Bradford, first built many centuries ago, are narrow, winding, and rather exquisite. Every so often, we passed a small town of tree-lined streets, where the most prominent building was a pub with a name like The Fox & Crow, or The Cow & Calf.

On a sunny day, while waiting for their teammates, a few runners take the opportunity to dry their freshly washed clothes.

We stopped briefly in the village of Backden.

Our friend Tejvan, a champion cyclist, goes training in this town, and frequently mentions what a nice place it is. Until now, we have had to take his word for it. As we stopped near the local free house, it was clear that enjoying a counter meal, relaxing with the daily paper, was a perfect way to spend a Sunday morning...

... except that we had another perfect way: running through Yorkshire.

The village of Kettlewell gave us a reception...

... and a few of their youngest residents joined us as we ran into the town.

Though we weren't at a school, we could resist playing "Guess the Nationality". Luckily, several parents were there to guess the Czech Republic.

Kettlewell also gave us a feast of home-made refreshments.

Even on a Sunday, we had a look at the school.

Chris Beazley, the local Parish councillor, organised the reception at Kettlewell.

We're not sure what Petar is doing here (or anywhere else).

We continued to see the villages on the way...

... and meet the people.

We split into two teams, and one of them worked really hard to reach the destination. (I'm not sure if it was this one.)

As the other team entered the city of Bradford, five runners astride, several patrons at a local tavern stood to cheer us on, loud enough to be heard a few streets away. On the other side of the road, diners at a cafe joined in the applause. Though we had no ceremonies planned for the afternoon in Bradford, we decided at a whim to run into the City Square.

It was late in the day, but the populace were still enjoying the sunshine - something which might not be an everyday occurrence in Bradford.

In the City Square, we were greeted by many families and residents of Bradford, all of them fascinated with what we were doing and keen to hold the Torch.

Bradford has a harmony of its own: a melting pot of races and cultures. The people we met came from around the world before making their homes in England.

Among the many people who came to the Torch in the City Square were Bradford's poet Laureate, Gerard Benson, and his wife, Cathy - longtime campaigners for and supporters of peace.

Even though the Sun showed no sign of setting, meeting the friendly locals of sunny Bradford was a great end to the day.

Video Message from Davidson Hepburn, President (2009 - 2011) of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for 25th Anniversary of the World Harmony Run and a vision for the decade: "Toward a Oneness-World".

Full Text of the 25th annversary message and link to 25 language informal Translations: http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/25

or Click on language button for separate youtube videos wth sub titles in varous languages

See also:

– Noivedya

Distance: 87 km

Team Members:
Apaguha Vesely (Czech Republic), Sandro Zincarini (Italy), Mladen Vujaklija (Croatia), Sumahat Strohn (Germany), Noivedya Juddery (Australia), Andre Carvalho Ribeiro (Portugal), Petar Mihaylov (Bulgaria), Abhejali Bernardova (Czech Republic), Satyamurti Miotello (Italy), Vladimir Ilyasov (Russian Federation), Laszlo Szente (Hungary), Karolina Hausenblasova (Czech Republic), Simon Hausenblas (Czech Republic), Balavan Thomas (England), Devashishu Torpy (England)

You can send a message to the runners or read the messages.

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