Wrap Up! The Run Kenya Project a success!

Wrap Up! The Run Kenya Project a success!

Posted: Oct 03, 2010 08:10 am EDT

After 44 days of crossing Kenya, from Busia at the Ugandan border, to Mombasa on the East Coast, Chris Rhys Howarth reached his goal. 1100 miles of challenges through Kenya. He averaged 50 km.s a day, which is extra ordinary!

"I am very proud of myself and the Run Kenya team for working so hard together to complete this journey and achieve its ambitions, I'm so thankful, appreciative and humbled by all the fantastic support received along the way, thank you so much to each and every person who supported in whatever way since the development of the Run Kenya project almost a year ago" , he writes ecstatically on his homepage after reaching his goal.

Chris has a very positive image of Kenya, which makes happy reading.

"I have successfully run across the whole of this incredible, challenging, inspiring, manic, serene, unpredictable, beautiful, bizarre, unforgettable country of Kenya."

Run Kenya - a yearly event

Chris idea is to turn this in to a yearly event.

"I am very pleased to say, thanks to some unbelievable support, and the faith and belief of very special people in the Run Kenya vision, the future looks bright for the documentary film and the establishing of an annual Run Kenya race event in the Rift Valley for competitors from Kenya and around the world, will be working on developing the film and race over the next year!"

Final feelings

Finally, he summed up his feelings on the beach:

"I completed the last 500km along the Mombasa road in 9 days and arrived at 11am at Fort Jesus on the shores of the Indian ocean, i walked down the beach, removed my shoes and dipped my feet in the water, it was an unforgettable moment!"

ExWeb will keep their eyes open and report if the it will become a yearly event!

Chris Rhys Howarth is attempting a 1,100 miles (1,770 km) run across Kenya. He plans to run through 12 major towns and cities over a period of seven weeks, through the country's toughest conditions and diverse landscapes, says Chris on his website, from the remote mountains and altitude of the Rift Valley and Central Provinces - to the sprawling urban heart of Nairobi - and through the barren, desert roads towards Mombasa.

Briton Chris Rhys Howarth is an ultra runner and writer. He has run the London marathon and the Beachy Head marathon twice. In 2004, at 22, he entered his first ultra endurance race - the Jungle Marathon, a 200 km run through Brazils Amazon rainforest. In 2008 he completed Kenyas Nairobi marathon and at the end of 2009 he ran Portugals Lisbon marathon.

Chris has written plays for London and Newcastle theatres and became a published writer through his contribution to a book on conflict resolution within Israel.

After completing a Masters degree in scriptwriting in 2007 Chris moved on to his most recent work on the Hear Our Voice Kenya performing arts project. Through the project he has written and directed both a fictional film and a documentary film exploring the issues and experiences of street children and revealing true stories behind Kenyas post election violence in 2007/08.

[Biography courtesy of Chris Rhys Howarths website]

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I have successfully run across the whole of this incredible, challenging, inspiring, manic, serene, unpredictable, beautiful, bizarre, unforgettable country of Kenya
Image by Chris Rhys Howrath courtesy Chris Rhys Howrath, SOURCE
After 44 days of crossing Kenya, from Busia at the Ugandan border, to Mombasa on the East Coast, Chris Rhys Howarth reached his goal. 1100 miles of challenges through Kenya. He averaged 50 km.s a day, which is extra ordinary
Image by Chris Rhys Howrath courtesy Chris Rhys Howrath, SOURCE

Image by Chris Rhys Howrath courtesy Chris Rhys Howrath, SOURCE
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