March 13, 2016 Live from the road

Caerphilly - Carmarthen

Reported by Devashishu Torpy 140.0 km

Running to breakfast in Cardiff

Our gratitude to Nick and all his staff at the Terra Nova Cafe for fueling us with a tasty Welsh breakfast!

A plaque declaring Cardiff a Sri Chinmoy Peace Capital is on display at the cafe in Roath Park

The cafe sits on a scenic lake

Running into Cardiff Bay

The Peace Statue in Cardiff Bay

The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Councillor David Walker, greets the runners

In the nearby Norwegian Church the runners take tea and Welsh cakes

Our gratitude to Tesco at Culvercross for supplying our runners with a plentiful hamper of comestibles. Our gratitude also goes to the manager of Wodd Street Tesco in Cardiff - Mr James Barton!

On the road again. Direction Camarthen.

We spot several castles on our way

Another castle

On Sunday 13th March we start the day running into the National Botanic Garden of Wales near Carmarthen

The Chairman of Carmarthenshire County Council, Cllr Peter Hughes Griffiths receives the torch as Lord Elis-Thomas (left) looks on

Also present is our MC for the morning, Stephen Vaughan Thomas.

Premamrita Fox, a veteran of many Peace Runs, says a prayer for Peace

These two girls from Slovakia have decorated themselves in flowers for the special occasion.

The Peace Run team prepare for a 5K race in the gardens

More flowers!

The 5K takes in the full beauty and variety of the gardens

Father and son. Frank Morgan is 11 years old and a national standard runner.

Thanks to Brecon Carreg Water for supplying us with 500 bottles of water

Burry Port Male Choir

If you have lungs for singing, you have lungs for running!

Lord Elis Thomas, a friend of the Peace Run for many years, unveils a Peace statue in the Botanic Gardens.

Udasina Rose plays the harp as the statue is unveiled

Lord Elis-Thomas

Alan Spence, a published poet and writer from Edinburgh, comments on the natural beauty of this special place in Wales - a place that with this dedication will become a pilgrimage for those seeking a moment of contemplation and tranquility

The runners run towards Laugharne, where the famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas lived and wrote.

It is a glorious day!

The Minister Carys Butler welcomes the runners to Laugharne

A blessing outside St Martin's Church

At the Grist a bigger welcome is awaiting.

This building and Corporation is 700 years old!

The Corran singers!

The Portreeve, Councillor Jane Tremlett and the Mayor of Laugharne hold the torch.

The castle at Laugharne

A stunning run along the estuary and up the steps ....

This is the tiny writing shed where Dylan Thomas would spend many hours looking out over the estuary and writing.

A group of French students wish us well - allez allez!

Maggies James (holding the torch) has organised everything for us here in Laugharne.

Hannah Ellis, the granddaughter of Dylan Thomas greets the runners at the home where her mother and grandparents enjoyed several happy years.

The bench is in commemoration of Hannah's mother, Caitlin Thomas, who lived here as a child.

More Welsh cakes!!!!

And Bara brith - a homemade Welsh speciality

Petra from the Czech Republic looks out to the sea.

A truly wonderful day!

Torch carried by
Albena Margeritova (Bulgaria), Balavan Thomas (Great Britain), Daniel Manso (Portugal), Dave Johnson (Great Britain), Devashishu Torpy (Great Britain), Dulce Manso (Portugal), Eszter Koncz (Hungary), Gints Peleckis (Latvia), Gordana Petrovčić (Croatia), Jana Duskova (Czech Republic), Paramanyu Lebedev (Russia), Petra Kasterova (Czech Republic), Rasmivan Collinson (Great Britain), Salil Wilson (Australia), Satyagraha Vladimir Salnicov (Moldova), Shankara Smith (Great Britain), Suswara Payne (Great Britain), Vera Marques (Portugal).  
Paramanyu Lebedev, Satyagraha Vladimir Salnicov
The torch has travelled 140.0 km from Caerphilly to Carmarthen.

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