World Run II / Reports
The map shows the position of which the pictures for the day are taken (if any). The start and finish markers are placed at the first and last valid registered position. This is not nessesary the actual start and finish position, if GSM or GPS signals was not available.
Distance today: 33.0 km (Accumulated: 33.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:36:16
First stage !
We started out in fine weather from Nordkapp: Sarah & I bound for New Foundland if all goes well and our bodies will allow us. We have good compagny by Peter Rietveld of Holland who will run w. us to Helsinki , Finland. I first met Peter when he decided to run w. me across the Rocky Mountains during world run one; by that time not an ultrarunner untill his first stage across the mountains. By now member of the dutch national team and going to the world championships on 24hour running later this year.
Also Erik Nossum from Norway is running as part of the team and intends to take part in our daily stages untill we reach the Norwegian-Finland border. Besides beeing a very good ultrarunner on 12h-races he is the first "local contact" on wr2 and has done an exceptional work in detail research of the stages ! THANK You, Erik :-)
As support we have the pleasure of Geir (supply car) and Irma (supply bike).
On the first 5km we had the joy of sharing the km's w. running journalist Michael Stærk from Tv2 Sport. Allways a pleasure when a journalist makes an extra effort to understand the run !
Ok, clock is getting close to midnight and despite the bright midnight-sun its time to sign off and head for the danish-australian tent.
With best wishes !