I have been running for over 25 years, having done my first run (more run-walk-jog-walk) on Good Friday 1984. I ran my first race, the Mersey Marathon, in September of that year, and joined my first running club the following year.
My connection with Rwanda is more recent, dating back to 2000 when a friend visited Rwanda. His descriptions and his photos led to a group of 11 visiting Rwanda in 2001. My wife and I were among that group. We have been back 3 times since, the most recent being in January 2008. I am one of the founder trustees of the Shyira Trust, a small charity whose aims are the relief of poverty, and the support of healthcare and education in Rwanda.
For more details, see my website http://www.running4rwanda.com