Recent posts by davewise

The Childrens Home at Polonnaruwa

If you’re visiting Sri Lanka and are intent on seeing something other than the 1,600 kms of coastline that the island has to offer you’ll probably find yourself considering a visit to Polonnaruwa, the town famed for it’s 1,000 year old ruins that were declared a World Heritage site in 1988. I’ve been there a couple of times and have always enjoyed my visits, most recently in May 2014 after we’d completed our Sri Lankan Airlines and LSR Coast to Coast cycling and hiking adventure. We’d had a few days rest…

The Sri Lankan Airlines and LSR Coast to Coast Adventure; Days 1 & 2

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 In early May, 2014, my wife Lamia…

The LSR & Sri Lankan Airlines Coast to Coast Adventure

During 2014 the Trek and Run team joined others to cycle and trek over 650kms, coast to coast across the island of 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 I’m not going…

The Colombo Marathon, 2011

First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route. This is the 3rd time I’ve run the Colombo Marathon. I’m not very experienced at distance running, having run most of my races at 10km level, but I’m ready to say that if there were an award for the World’s Friendliest Marathon, it would surely find it’s way very quickly to Colombo, in Sri Lanka, where every guest is genuinely welcomed as if they were the first, and every…