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: 60.0 km (Accumulated: 5754.0 km)
Elapsed time: 06:23:28
Start 8:27am., at road-marker 139 on rd7. 4c, clear and l. wind. Finish 16:52pm. At km-marker 47 on r.98. 8c and same.
After yesterdays experience w. the jacals (wolves ?) we maneaged to create our own drama today: As I was trying to get a nice photo forthe website gallery (next photos uploaded soon) and one for the live-coverage, while running on a steep downhill gradient, I let stupidity go before carefullness as I let go of the stroller to let it roll 'a little more into perspective' ;-)
It took off.
At first I was confident I could outsprint it, not taking into account that it kept accelerating while I had a limit there..
It came bolting down towards Sarah who was running 30m in front, while Ieventually reached my world run top speed (slow sprint ;-) and fell along the torn tarmac. Glasses flew off and the mobile phone that I write these reports on, often while running like this one on the way to the Turkish border, - ended up somewhere in the roadside rocks and grass.
While embracing the tarmac I slowly tried to feel if anything was seriously out of order; meanwhile thinking that "there went the glasses, the phone and the stroller too.. Butas long as the legs are still attached its not total disaster".
However the stroller was not gone over the hillside or wrecked ! Somehow Sarah had maneaged to stop 30kg of stroller coming towards her at 25-30 or more km/h, while holding on to her own stroller!
How she did that none of us understood :-)