World Run I / Reports
Distance today: 33.0 km (Accumulated: 21656.0 km)
2005.05.17. [Irvine; green road sign on Hwy. 1: "Swift Current 187km"] -
[Brown road sign on Hwy.1: "Cypress Hills, Interprovencial Parks", approx.
1/2km East of cross of Hwy.1 & Road 635].
33km, 3:18:39h. Excl. food, water, road-finding, toilet etc. stops
Time GMT - 8 hours
+13c, rain and light wind at start.
10c, same and med. wind at finish.
As mentioned yesterday I decided to do a short stage today to set aside
energy to deal with the motivational side of the last major part of the
But the little more than 30km today was "full value" ... rain and strong
cold wind which gave light hypothermia while setting up the tent (cramps
in hands and jaw) - I seem to have forgotten the winter mode a bit to
- In a way the terrain and situation reminds a little bit of running into
Western Siberia. Also there I, together with Alexander Korotkov and
Kazuka, was impatiently waiting for summer and warm stabile weather to
come (we exited the Ural Mountains and entered West Siberia middle May
last year); and also there the horizon in front was flat farmlands with
waste spaces between towns and supplies.
- Only now, one year later, this is Saskatchewan, Canada; and the roads
are far better :-)
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