Snow-capped Kilimanjaro was the backdrop for the Kilimarathon held on the 27th of February in the town of Moshi. Friend and author Melanie Finn ran the whole distance, a remarkable 42.2 kilometres (or 26 miles) in gruelling temperatures in just over 4 hours.
Melanie had decided to run especially for the Arusha Children's Trust and together, we collected quite a few sponsors. Her amazing effort raised over $US 1,000
To quote Melanie "Not bad for four hours work!". Congratulations also to Melanie on her recent marriage to Matt! Will Romans won the prize draw of a signed copy of Melanie's first book 'Away From You'.