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: 37.0 km (Accumulated: 1572.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:14:00
Start 08:22am, at "Mantsala 22km" at cross of rd. 1635 & 162 in Pukkila. 12c, overcast and no wind at start. Alt. 30m, 1000hPa.
Finish 12:28pm at "Kokonniemi Kokon" in Porvo. 12c and rain.
Alt. 75m, 1004hPa.
Today we passed an archeological site displaying some of the old landscape formations, shaped by the former ice-ages - part of the explanation of the sudden change of landscape just N. of Lachti a few days ago: from the rolling hills and hundreds of lakes, to the open farmlands and plain fields of Southern Finland.
During the run we also had a visit from Finland television, evening news. A little interview before start where Sarah mastered the art of keeping the answers short and clear and not least good :-).. For my part a lot more talk and a lot less substance ;-)
Later today our main contact in Finland, Esa Nurkka, accompanied us the last 7km into Porvo. He is attempting Sparthatlon (246km) in 8 weeks time and will set up an interview w. the new sports channel "Vo2" !
Media attention is good for the run and its sponsors, but its important, I think, to keep your feet on the ground as a sportsman.
To be a Sportsman it takes not only athletic effort but also to remain helpfull and never arrogant towards your fellow runners :-)
One of the qualities of ultrarunning I think is the helpfull spirit of all; from the first time runners to the
worlds leading multiday runners like Wolfgang Schwerk, Pekka Alto, Martina Hausmann, Cornelia Bullig and many more :-)