Toby Tanser

Shoe4Africa charity founder, writer and ex-athlete Toby Tanser explains a point when he visited the construction site for the Shoe4Africa Children’s Hospital at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital precincts in Eldoret on June 10, 2014. Tanser is now mobilising funds to build a children’s cancer hospital.


| Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

Anticipation of Kenyan athletics adventure came a fair dose of trepidation

What you need to know:

  • Stiff-legged... following the nine-hour flight, I stepped into Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport
  • On Friday Toby Tanser, an athlete, humanitarian and founder of the Shoe4Africa charity, will organise a relay race from the Equator to Eldoret with elite and legendary runners to break ground for a new children’s cancer hospital. Over the next few days, we follow Tanser’s charity mission through excerpts from his latest book: Running with Destiny – An odyssey of mistakes, machetes and miracles.

E. V. Gordon and J. R. R. Tolkien bonded as dear companions. Collectively they formed the Viking Club, whose purpose centered upon discussing the old Icelandic sagas enjoyed over a beer in the company of their students.
One fortunate scholar to be employed as Gordon’s successor was granddad Afi.


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