World Run I / Reports
Distance today: 25.0 km (Accumulated: 22231.0 km)
2005.05.31. [Broadview; green road sign on Hwy. 1: "Broadview ->"] -
[Whitewood; green road sign on Hwy.1: "Moosomin 48km"].
25km, 2:31:12h. Excl. food, water, road-finding, toilet etc. stops
Time GMT - 8 hours
+16c, half overcast, and medium wind at start.
18c and same at finish.
A short enjoyable day on the Highway 1 !
There was not much to hear from the heel injury but in order to let the
development continue to follow that direction I decided to just run to the
next town and then apply a lot of relax and motel to the injury :-)
Several times I was stopped by cars and asked how far I was running etc.
It never ceases to thrill me how friendly the Canadians are :-) I was
humoursly warned that the prairies would be the home of the 'rednecks'. So
far they especially has been straightforwardly friendly and very curious
and interested in the run I am doing, and the 'on the route talks' with
them is often the highlights of my day :-)
Last.. like yesterday, a short note on the areas history:
- In the early1880's the town of Whitewood was founded where the settlers
expected the Canadian Pacific Railway to pass by (and it did, from 1882
Whitewood became famous for the diverse nationalities that choose to make
this place their new home; contemporary writer John Hawks: ".. Whitewood
was in the eighties (1880') the most cosmopolitan point in the west. It
was said that one should know eleven languages to do business in
Amongst the new Canadians: the first Finnish settlement in Canada ! Other
early whitewooders was for example: Hungarians, Swedes, Germans, Russians,
Poles, French, Belgian and Czechs (!). And now, 120years later, a Dane is
running through.. ;-)
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