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: 42.0 km (Accumulated: 469.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:42:52
Start 09:10am. at sign on E45: "Hotel Ivalo" in Ivalo city.13c., overcast and l. wind.
Alt. 180m., 991hPa.
Finish 13:44pm. at roadsign "Rovaniemi 250km" on E75 15c, light rain and overcast. Alt 330m., 974hPa.
Today we had company of a finland marathonrunner - and 3 raindeer ! The marathonrunner is from middle-Finland, preparing for his first ultrarun (a 60km trail run) and was visiting his parents here in arctic Finland. The raindeer was local ;-)
Again today also Reino Uusitalo was running the stage w. us. If you wonder about the supportcar w. "world run 40 000km" - Reino has sponsored it through Finland - along w. team accomodation for us :-)
Reino is the maneager and chairman of the Pyroll coroporation w. paper factories at many locations in Finland. But he has taken time to participate in the world run stages in Finland at short notice - meaning that he has had litte time to prepare - yet he fight his way through the stages from start to finish. What a support to have !! KIITOS Reino :-))
But today is also the last day w. Pekka as support driver. It has been a real pleasure all the way w. his Finish precition and good humor that appears though the typical short spoken sentenses. We will miss him !!