Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

Kinder European Challenge – 27 marathons, 27 days in 27 EU member states!

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Nathan Farrugia has completed his 27th marathon run in Limassol, Cyprus today!

Nathan will fly back to his native country of Malta tomorrow on Emirates flight number EK2107 from Larnaca.

You can read the full story of the finishing leg on 28th October Avenue, Limassol – here.

Well done, Nathan!


TWENTY seven marathons in 27 days across 27 EU member states – This is the epic challenge currently being undertaken by one man to highlight the 2011 European year of volunteering.

Nathan Farrugia

That man is Maltese endurance athlete Nathan Farrugia, who yesterday completed his 24th consecutive marathon since he set off on September 11 as part of the Kinder European Endurance Challenge, a charity event aimed to support children’s charities and foster solidarity among EU nations.

By the time you have read this, will likely have completed his 25th and raised close to €26,000 for nine charities, including Inspire, the Daniel Delicata Memorial Foundation in Malta, DPS Wadowice in Poland; Cliniclowns in the Netherlands and Belgum and The Children’s Society in the UK.

Read the full details in the Cyprus Mail online newspaper.

The 27 countries are: Malta, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and finally, Cyprus.

The video below was shot during the first marathon run in Malta which started at 6am in Mdina and ended 42.2Km and more than 4 hours later in Sliema. You can follow Nathan on twitter @27challenge

More info on the 27 Challenge blog here

Run Nathan, RUN!


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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