March 19, 2016 Live from the road

Dundalk - Belfast

Reported by Sadanand Colm Magee 92.0 km

We began our morning with a very enjoyable run at Parkrun Dundalk. Local coordinator Sarah Mc Eneaney along with many others volunteers put on the run every Saturday morning.

The race stewards take a moment before the race to hold the torch.

Mary Maher of Operation transformation holds the torch. Operation Transformation has teamed up with Parkrun to offer the wonderful health and happiness benefit of this weekly 5km run / walk.

A Hen party of runners from Dromore participate in the run.

Chairman of Louth County Council, Peter Savage, attends the ceremony and holds the Peace torch.

We have a quick speach about the Peace Run before the race begins.

And there off!

Team Peace Run in action.

The race winner carries the torch home.

Participants gather after the race to hold the torch.

Sarah having some fun! This sign is actually pointing to the bump down the road!

A big thank you to Centra on the Dublin Road, Dundalk for sponsoring our lunch. It kept us fueled for our day of running.

Our English runner Balavan tries to decide what running shoe to wear!

The Peace Run covers the miles towards Belfast.

We meet some locals at Ravensdale forest.

The Cathedral of Newry.

Gogo, from Croatia, does a lot of hill work today.

The rolling hills surrounding Rathfriland.

Hungarian and Portuguese friends run together.

Belfast City Hall.

Thanks to the Europa hotel in Belfast for once again hosting half of the Peace run Team. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

And thanks also to Jurys Inn for once more hosting half of the Team. It was a real treat to stay in these beauitful hotels after a long day of running.

And we were fed right across the road from the hotels at Pizza Jazz. Thanks to Gerry for arranging a great meal.

Torch carried by
Ambarish Keenan (Ireland), Balavan Thomas (Great Britain), Devashishu Torpy (Great Britain), Eszter Koncz (Hungary), Gints Peleckis (Latvia), Gordana Petrovčić (Croatia), Paramanyu Lebedev (Russia), Rasmivan Collinson (Great Britain), Sadanand Colm Magee (Ireland), Satyagraha Vladimir Salnicov (Moldova), Vera Marques (Portugal), Zsofia Nagy (Hungary).  
Paramanyu Lebedev, Satyagraha Vladimir Salnicov
The torch has travelled 92.0 km from Dundalk to Belfast.

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