World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 35.0 km (Accumulated: 8888.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:22:20
Start 09:43am, at rusty pipeline-marker near Nakhal ca. 130km E. of Suez (please see live gps for exact position) at the Taba - Suez hwy. 12c, clear and l. wind. Finish 14:03pm, at unnamed bridge 100km E of Suez (please see live gps for exact position) at the Taba - Suez hwy. 25c, few clouds and same.
Sinai - a Challenge !
Sinai has certainly proven to be a challenge.. Beeing a fairly short distance, approx. 300km, it didnt appear to be a big hurdle in theory. But.. reality proves something else :-)
Its v. very sparsely populated and provides 1-3 basic supplypoints and a climate of 15-35c daytime & 5 to -2c night, at 800m. altitude.
- Yesterday I was down to 2 packs of bisquits and some water; all other supplies gone.
I amhappy to go to Cairo tomorrow and prepare for the 48h. race before returning to the hot&cold desert again..
Nb: Sinai is mainly a rock/stone and limestone desert w some sand plains, geologically dating 2m.y. & 220m.y.
The central plateau where I am running is criss-crossed by "wadis"; ancient dried out riverbeds.
I has been inhabitated back to the bronze age, 4.-5000bc. In biblical legend this was the area of Moses exodous from Egypt and where he recieved the 10 commandments on Mt. Sinai at the S. part of the peninsula.
In modern time its guarded by the international coalition ensuring the peace and de-militarization following the 6-day war and Camp David agreement.
As far as I know noone has yet put it upon themselves to run across this desert.. ;-)