Tuesday, 11 November 2008

About me

I have been running for over 25 years, having done my first run (actually run-walk-jog-walk) on Good Friday 1984.
I ran my first race, the Mersey Marathon, in September of that year, and joined my first running club the following year. Since then, I have run many marathons, half marathons, 10-milers, 10k's, track races, cross-country races and even fell races. I have run in all weathers, in many countries and on 3 continents.

My connection with Rwanda is more recent, dating back to 2000 when a friend visited Rwanda. His descriptions of his experiences, and his photos led to a group of 11 people from Formby visiting Rwanda in 2001. My wife and I were among that group, and we have been back several times since, the most recent being in January 2011.

I am one of the founder trustees of the Shyira Trust, a Formby-based charity whose aims are the relief of poverty, the provision of healthcare and the advancement of education in Rwanda.

These blogs attempts to combine 2 of my major interests - Running and Rwanda

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