March 5, 2023 Live from the road

Tamworth - Musswellbrook

Reported by Salil Wilson, Stacey Marsh 190.0 km

Preparing lunch for the team.

Brett Gimmond very kindly arranged last night's accommodation which was very much appreciated.

Some of our friends from Canberra couldn't wait to see us so they drove seven hours north.

Harashita from Japan (in the background), Prachar from Canberra and Stacey originally from New Zealand now living in Canberra.

and Sarankhuu from Mongolia!!!

It was great to see them all. Then they grabbed a torch and headed to Sydney to do some miles.

There wasn't much in the way of functions for us, given it was a Sunday.

A spontaneous Arc de Triomphe for Gesiane.

The boys team was also logging up the miles.

The joys of the Peace Run mean that you never quite know what the day will bring, and today was one of those days. A small and enthusiastic group drove up to meet the team to what we anticipated would be some running along the New England Highway, but no! – the day unfolded in a whole other way.

With the complexity of Sydney bearing down upon the team in a few days, a new plan was formed and with one of the Peace Torches onboard we took off for Sydney to run from Coogee to Cronulla through streets, along cycle paths and running routes that were beautiful, scenic but sometimes not in a straight line!

Sarankhuu started us at Coogee, ascending quite a hill to then hand the Torch over to Prachar, who got the treat of an 8km run around the Sydney International Airport.

Our mini-team was made up of Ashadeep from Australia, Harashita from Japan, Sarankhuu from Mongolia, Prachar from Australia and Stacey from New Zealand.

Then the small girls team took over, Stacey starting with the descent into Brighton-Le-Sands, Harashita and Ashdeep getting the joy of a seaside run and then the team making it over the Captain Cook bridge. Then the Peace Torch was handed back over to the boys to run the final distance to the Cronulla ferry from where the team will catch the ferry into the Royal National Park in a few days.

We were super grateful to Meghan for hosting us at Muswellbrook Motor Inn. Very much appreciated.

Torch carried by
Abhijatri Robinson (South Africa), Ashadeep Volkhardt (Australia), Bayarkhuu Batbayar (Mongolia), Fatima Caal Caal (Guatemala), Gabriel Quentana (Guatemala), Gesiane Nascimento (Brazil), Grahak Cunningham (Australia), Harashita Sunaoshi (Japan), Liana Tibaquira (Colombia), Mirabel Gonzalez Lopez (Guatemala), Narantuya Batsaihan (Mongolia), Paramananda . (Indonesia), Prachar Stegemann (Australia), Salil Wilson (Australia), Sarankhuu Jargal (Mongolia), Shasti Aston (Australia), Stacey Marsh (New Zealand).  
Abhijatri Robinson, Harashita Sunaoshi, Narantuya Batsaihan, Prachar Stegemann, Salil Wilson, Stacey Marsh
The torch has travelled 190.0 km from Tamworth to Musswellbrook.

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