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: 49.0 km (Accumulated: 3383.0 km)
Elapsed time: 05:44:22
Start 08:45am. At cross of rd. 35 and ul. W. Sikorskiego in Swidnica. 16c, allm. clear and l. wind. Alt. 241m, 987hPa.
Finish 17:05pm. At "Nova Ruda" citysign on r.385. 17c and same. Alt. 440m, 961hPa.
Last sunset in Poland
This is our last eveming in the tents, on Polish ground. I'll write our overall impressions tomorrow where we expect to run across the Czech border - expect it to be honest as allways; for what are thesereports worth if they are not our honest impressions !
Today I took my real farewell w. Poland: sitting in the tent on a hillside, looking at the sunset over a mountain village, sounds of kids playing football on the other side of the valley, a quiet river flowing below us, distant dogs barking. It has been a good day :-)
A 711m. mountain pass, punching our way over w. the feet in the tarmac and the rain pouring down from above. We loved the challenge. And we love challenges, thats why we are ultrarunners.
- And Poland has ceartainly been a challenge. But not so much the running as other things ! Yet, with Polands history; suffering the bruntality of both world wars like allmost no other contry (beeing geopolitically squeezed in the middle of the european the battlefields), what are our problems compared ? Nothing !
And if most people come across more courious than directly wellcoming; who could blame them ? Not I !!
But I do look forward to the Czech Republic and meeting my friend and competitor Vlastimil like you couldnt imagine :-)