March 15, 2016 Live from the road

St David's - Fishguard

Reported by Devashishu Torpy 65.0 km

Our day begins in St David's

Councillor Mike Phillips, Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Committee.

Councillor Mike Phillips and staff hold the torch outside the National Park Visitor Centre in St David's

Plotting our route along the coast

In the centre of St David's we are met by the Mayor (in red cloak), the Dean of St David's Cathedral the Very Reverend Jonathan Lean, and the Reverend Canon Dorrien Davies.

St David's Cathedral

The Canon welcomes us to St Davids Cathedral

Udasina Rose greets the runners with a soulful piece of music

Children from the local school Ysgol Bro Dewi are also in the Cathedral to greet us

The students of Ysgol Bro Dewi perform music on recorders

These two sisters sing a harmony together. Their voices are amazing and evoke a feeling of Peace in this most sacred of places.

The Very Reverend Jonathan Lean leads us in a special prayer

The Reverend Canon Dorrien Davies lights a candle from our Peace Torch flame and places it on the shrine

The Canon shows us how to run (uphill)!

The Torch is passed to the Dean

And without hesitation he runs swiftly up the 39 steps

Teachers from Ysgol Bro Dewi hold the torch

We say a prayer before heading off along the coastal trail

Are we in paradise?

The runners take a moment to meditate on the sea

The Blue Lagoon - a popular spot for high divers

Strumble Head

A moment of playfulness!

We meet international students along the trail

Our final destination for the day - Goodwick and Fishguard

Reflecting on all the amazing experiences in England and Wales

Torch carried by
Balavan Thomas (Great Britain), Dave Johnson (Great Britain), Devashishu Torpy (Great Britain), Eszter Koncz (Hungary), Gints Peleckis (Latvia), Gordana Petrovčić (Croatia), Jana Duskova (Czech Republic), Paramanyu Lebedev (Russia), Rasmivan Collinson (Great Britain), Salil Wilson (Australia), Satyagraha Vladimir Salnicov (Moldova), Suswara Payne (Great Britain), Vera Marques (Portugal).  
Photographers
Paramanyu Lebedev, Satyagraha Vladimir Salnicov
The torch has travelled 65.0 km from St David's to Fishguard.

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