Ukraine 9 September: Sosny - Klekotyna

Bread and flowers and sunshine

Our day started with a visit to the local school in Lityn.

All full of smiles for the runners.

The traditional receiving of bread for guests.

The children reenacted the lighting of the torch of the Olympic Games.

The school prides itself on its sporting tradition and achievements.

Blue and yellow of Ukraine.

Feeling peace and harmony in the heart.

The principal of the school proudly holds aloft the Certificate of Appreciation from the Peace Run.

The runners and some of the children run to the next local school in Lityn.

The runners are met by a wall of noise from the children.

The children love holding the torch.

Running out from the school.

Olivia received all the flowers from the children!

Running into the local school in Yakushyntsi.

More bread!

Explaining how the Peace Run relay works in passing the torch.

Hands up who wants to run with us to Rome!

We caught him cheating in the guessing the runners' country game - 10 pushups!

The children enjoyed this.

The principal of the school holds the torch.

Passing of the torch.

It's fun talking to a runner on the Peace Run.

The children couldn't wait to run.

Waving our fond farewells.

Running into Vinnytsia.

A ceremony in the park of Vinnytsia.

Press conference in Vinnytsia.

Journalists are busy at working ...

All aboard the train!

Meeting at the border of Tyvrivskyi district.

Along the route more people join us.

Another meeting along the road.

A gift of flowers as more local runners listen about the Peace Run.

Meeting at the border of Sharhorodskyi district.

Some very enthusiastic runners! And they ran fast, especially when holding the torch.

A rest whilst the runners await for the train to pass.

Late afternoon and still more children await for us.

They wait to carry the torch and run.

Last few kilometers of the day and the team is all smiles.

Ukrainian rural life at its best.