World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 31.0 km (Accumulated: 5049.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:14:01
Start 8:12am., at Hotel Alutus, in Ramnicu Vilcea.
10c, clear and no wind.
Finish 12:01pm. At "Pitesti 34km" on rd.7/E81. 21c and same.
Today one of the larger milestones was reached. To be more correct; yesterday. But I first got the good news today - Nice afterbatteling w. a few 300-400m slow climbs that was not to be expected judging by the map. But pointing to the map didnt make them go away ;-) So .. up and over them w. the 30kg stroller.
However the GOOD NEWS at the 5000km is:
Sarah is back in the run :-)
I have been in phone contact with her and learned that she instead of going home has run back through europe w. the stroller & an old tent - now in Cz. Republic after Hungaria and Slovakia.
I think most, or all, other runners would have headed home eventually after 1-2 weeks, but her staying w. the run and keep going shows a determination and strength (not to mention courage :-) that backs her wish to return to the run.
- No doubt she belongs here :-)
- And no doubt, she has put in the effort and "giving up is not an option" mentality !
But also it would have been a true hazard to take her into the mountains and the empty snowy passes when lacking behind. Not making it between passes and shelters before dark is no game.
I have had a long look at the maps of the route further on - and untill Etiophia and East Africa and not least a 4000m. pass in the Andes Mountains things are Ok. There I very much hope we have a car & driver !
So she is back !!