Welcome

Hi! And welcome to the Trek and Run account of our various travels and expeditions to Sri Lanka, which we’ve always done in collaboration with LSR (www.lsr-srilanka.com) and SriLankan Airlines (www.srilankan.com). When you’re ready to go back to the main Trek and Run website, click here – www.trekandrun.com But before then, please browse the categories on the right of the page to see the films, reviews and photos of accommodation we used, running events we took part in and adventure routes we’ve explored.

The SLA & LSR Adventure; Day 15 to 17, Cycling from Glencairn to Koslanda

During 2014 the Trek and Run team joined others to cycle and trek over 650kms, coast to coast across Sri Lanka. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Sri Lankan Airlines LSR Lanka Sportreizen Gears Bikeshop, Toronto Gore Bikewear Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Teko Socks Craghoppers Clothing Keen Boots Ultrasun Cream Tilley Hats Bloc Eyewear Sports and Leisure sunglasses Lifemarque First Aid Kit A soft mist hung over the lake…

The SLA & LSR Adventure; Day 14, Cycling to Glencairn

During 2014 the Trek and Run team joined others to cycle and trek over 650kms, coast to coast across Sri Lanka. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Sri Lankan Airlines LSR Lanka Sportreizen Gears Bikeshop, Toronto Gore Bikewear Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Teko Socks Craghoppers Clothing Keen Boots Ultrasun Cream Tilley Hats Bloc Eyewear Sports and Leisure sunglasses Lifemarque First Aid Kit We woke to a vision of Adam’s…

The SLA & LSR Adventure; Day 10, 11 and 13, Climbing Adams Peak

During 2014 the Trek and Run team joined others to cycle and trek over 650kms, coast to coast across Sri Lanka. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Sri Lankan Airlines LSR Lanka Sportreizen Gears Bikeshop, Toronto Gore Bikewear Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Teko Socks Craghoppers Clothing Keen Boots Ultrasun Cream Tilley Hats Bloc Eyewear Sports and Leisure sunglasses Lifemarque First Aid Kit There are 4 routes up Adam’s Peak….

Tour of the South & Centre with LSR; Day 2, from Hambantota to Mahiyangana

During the autumn of 2014 the Trek and Run team journeyed around southern and central Sri Lanka for several days before they took part in the Colombo Marathon. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Sri Lankan Airlines LSR Lanka Sportreizen Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Teko Socks Keen Boots Ultrasun Cream Tilley Hats Bloc Eyewear Sports and Leisure sunglasses Lifemarque First Aid Kit I wanted to take more time at…

The SLA & LSR Adventure; Day 7, 8 & 9, Gampola through Kitulgala to Adam’s Peak

During 2014 the Trek and Run team joined others to cycle and trek over 650kms, coast to coast across Sri Lanka. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Sri Lankan Airlines LSR Lanka Sportreizen Gears Bikeshop, Toronto Gore Bikewear Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Teko Socks Craghoppers Clothing Keen Boots Ultrasun Cream Tilley Hats Bloc Eyewear Sports and Leisure sunglasses Lifemarque First Aid Kit Our tour had been arranged so that…

The SLA and LSR Adventure; Day 6, Cycling to Gampola

During 2014 the Trek and Run team joined others to cycle and trek over 650kms, coast to coast across Sri Lanka. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Sri Lankan Airlines LSR Lanka Sportreizen Gears Bikeshop, Toronto Gore Bikewear Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Teko Socks Craghoppers Clothing Keen Boots Ultrasun Cream Tilley Hats Bloc Eyewear Sports and Leisure sunglasses Lifemarque First Aid Kit Rain fell as we began this huge…

The SLA and LSR Adventure; Day 5, Walking to Saradiel’s Village

During 2014 the Trek and Run team joined others to cycle and trek over 650kms, coast to coast across Sri Lanka. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Sri Lankan Airlines LSR Lanka Sportreizen Gears Bikeshop, Toronto Gore Bikewear Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Teko Socks Craghoppers Clothing Keen Boots Ultrasun Cream We woke to a fine, clear morning over Pinnawala; the river had been flat and grey under the previous…

Tour of the South & Centre with LSR; Day 1, from Negombo to Hambantota

The expressway from Negombo to Colombo would surprise many who think Sri Lanka is all congested roads, lorries battling for space with three wheelers, cows, crowds, crowds and more crowds. Instead what you’ll experience if you’re driving in from the airport is a two lane highway almost free of traffic, like a movie showing 1950’s motorways in Britain before many people had cars. Then we hit Colombo and all that ends, temporarily, as we negotiate the busy roads of the city. Here you’ll find the congestion, the stereotypical controlled chaos. I…

The SLA and LSR Adventure; Day 4, Cycling to Pinnewala

During 2014 the Trek and Run team joined others to cycle and trek over 650kms, coast to coast across Sri Lanka. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Sri Lankan Airlines LSR Lanka Sportreizen Gears Bikeshop, Toronto Gore Bikewear Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Teko Socks Craghoppers Clothing Keen Boots Ultrasun Cream We started out from Ambepussa in bright sun; the staff at the Ambepussa resthouse had been excellent – understated,…

In Search of Duran Duran

By Lamia Hossain Duran Duran have always been known as an energetic, attractive and fun band who pushed the boundaries of the making of music videos, a lot of which are filmed overseas using beautiful models, elegant clothes and exotic locations. I discovered Duran Duran myself when I was 18 and it was love at first sight for me. I adored how they looked, also their sound and more significantly I loved watching those incredible music videos. I remember the first time I watched the music video for ‘Hungry Like…