World Run I / Reports
Distance today: 25.0 km (Accumulated: 25437.0 km)
25km, 2:17:05h. Excl. food, water, road-finding, toilet etc. stops
Time GMT - 6 hours
+20c, clear and light wind at start.
24c and same at finish.
One of the best days in a very long time :-)
- Today where one of those perfect autumn running days: the sky was as a
huge deep blue crystal, displaying all nuances of blue near the horizon;
refreshing cool & dry air on the hilltops; in the valleys yellow
cornfields bordered by trees with leaves in blushing red, orange, brown
and dark green.
At those circumstances you may feel fresh even when you have put your body
through more than 25 000km of running!
Also the company was great - as always here. Linda, who is training for
her first marathon, joined me for the entire stage and thus did her
longest run ever - and seemed to enjoy it without being tired at all. I
guess she also fall victim to that autumn weather :-)
Besides this, the main news is that my "virtual companion" throughout this
whole run - Mr. Phil "Q" Essam - who tiredlessly works on helping
organizing this event - and along with an ultra running Irishman, Tony
Mangan (world record holder on 48hours treadmill) - along with an ultra
running ceo. from Germany, Oliver Niedermaier (who besides being ceo. at a
successful software company also is co-sponsor of this run) - along with
some Englishmen - are finally planning the stages which leads back to that
green hill in the Southern part of London where I started out 4 continents
So far we have established that the finish will be Sunday the 23. of
October, at the main gate of the Old Royal Observatory in Greenwich
London, at 14:00 after a final 85km stage into and through London.
Before that I will have to run across the island of Ireland and then from
Liverpool to London, averaging a bit more than 50km pr. day.
Given that I the last 3 months have had to scale down to running 25km pr.
day instead of the 50km pr. day that I did the first 1,5 year of the run -
and since 24 000km even struggling with those kind of distances - it
appears fairly gruelling to be facing that mileage again.
But just today I began smelling the Ocean again. Just as when I after 7
months of running could smell the Pacific Ocean the last part of Siberia,
or the Indian Ocean after melting hot months across the Australian desert
landscape. And that gives strength, when you have grown up in a country of
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