Umoja - The Bristol Kenya Partnership
until the games begin...


6th July 2005

International Olympic Committee announces that London will host the 2012 Games.

17th July 2007

Kip Keino is made an honorary Doctor of Law at the University of Bristol.

April 2008

Bob Reeves initiates the Bristol Kenya Partnership.

15th Sept 2008

Kip Keino returns to Bristol to sign agreement with Lord Mayor of Bristol. Attended presentation at Ashton Park School on their partnership with the Inspirations School in Kenya and meeting local dignitaries and business people.

April 2009

Five Bristol runners spend a week at the Kip Keino High Performance Training Centre at Eldoret, thanks to the Bristol University's Springboard Plus project, supported by the John Rutley Sport Fund.

27th June 2009

The Bristol-Kenya Partnership sent a Bristol team to the Safaricom Marathon in Lewa to raise money for the wildlife charity Tusk.

3rd Dec 2009

The Bristol Kenya Partnership co-hosts 'An Evening With Rory Bremner' to raise funds for Tusk's conservation activities.

25th May 2010

Visit of the Kenyan rugby squad to Bristol during the European leg of the IRB Sevens World Series.

22nd June 2010

A Bristol University Select team won the Plate Competition at the Tusker Safari Sevens rugby tournament in Nairobi. Hosts Kenya beat the Emerging Boks in the final to win the Main Cup.

5th Sept 2010

Edwin Kipyego, 20, becomes the eighth Kenyan athlete in ten years to win the Bristol Half-Marathon.

2nd Nov 2010

Opening of the Kip Keino Athletics Stadium by Dr Keino; signing of agreements with the Kenyan Olympic Committee for Bristol to be their pre-Olympics training camp in 2012.