Wednesday 9th of March 2022

Press Release: From the inbox of Emily Cullum, BfD, Agincourt, Monmouth, Wales.

Good afternoon,

On the March 13, Temi Odurinde is running 13 miles from his house in Kingsthorne, Hereford, to Bees for Development’s Head Office in Monmouth as part of his training for the Paris Marathon which will take place on April 3. Temi is a long term supporter of Bees for Development and is running the marathon to raise funds for the work we do across the world to help people escape poverty through beekeeping.

Would you be interested in coming to see Temi complete his training run and celebrate both his amazing commitment to training for the marathon as well as his wonderful initiative to join in the fight against global poverty and for improved biodiversity? He is a very inspirational person, a beekeeper, mountain climber, cyclist and promoter of sustainable international development.

I will be taking photos and talking to Temi about his run and plans for the marathon and will happily send you the images and copy if you would like?

Look forward to hearing from you.

Best, Emily

Temi Odurinde is running the Paris Marathon 2022  for Bees.

Support him with a donation to Bees for Development here

Monday 7th of March

I got home from work to find my racing number for the Cardiff half marathon waiting for me. I entered the Cardiff half marathon about three years ago, before the pandemic. Three or so postponements later, when I was not expecting it, it’s on! I will run Cardiff half marathon as part of my training for Paris.

Sunday 6th of March 2022

I went to Richard’s place to run 9 mile today. After the run I feel I still have a lot in me so I continued. I headed for Longtown. Loads of stops which I convinced myself were “photographic opportunities” and a stop at 2 pubs later, I was back at Richards to collect my car. My running app, which ran out of battery, recorded 21 miles (20.90 to be exact).

I am absolutely sure there were at least 3 or more miles unrecorded by the running app, partly due to battery running out and to forgetting to press “resume” when I paused the app when taking photographs.


Long story short, I am ready to tackle the streets of Paris, which are as flat as pancakes compared with the undulating and sometimes outright brutally steep hills I encountered on the way from Ewyas Harold to Longtown.