Our other visitor recently from afar has been our son Ben, who returned from the UK for two lovely friends’ weddings over summer – it was very special to have him back on this side of the world for a couple of months, and I think he was pretty happy to have lucked in on the best summer ever too! He left Dunedin in 32 degree heat, and arrived back in London to 2 degrees. He has just run in the English National Cross Country champs, which were held this year in London on Hampstead Heath, and we were thrilled to hear he finished 56th, out of 2328! He is delighted as has been coming back from injury, so a wonderful result in the mud! Last weekend he ran in Richmond Park, winning that race, and earning a trophy that is the oldest cup there for his running club Ranelagh (one of the oldest clubs in the UK, established in 1881). The trophy is of such value that he cannot transport it via public transport, and so it needs to go safely with him via taxi to its destination. If you examine closely you will see the Caversham Harriers shorts put to good use!

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