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: 35.0 km (Accumulated: 9854.8 km)
Elapsed time: 03:24:30
Start 08:23am., at "Carribean World Resort", main gate, 10km N. of Safaga. 24c, clear and l. wind. Finish 12:50pm., at police checkpoint ("Roads protection center for tourist groups") 26km W. of Safaga on rd. 28 to Qena, ca. 145km E. of Qena/Nile valley. 39c and same.
Not as hard as expected :-)
- the first climb' up into the mountains along the Wadi Umm Taghir was a pleasant experience ! With approx. 50kg total weight to push (water & supply. for 4days) it could have been 'a war' but the gradient was very gentle so even in the 39c sun it was definately doable to run :-)
... And, The View ! The Nature ! The Absolute silence of the desert among high cliffs, a burning sun and a blue horizon. Makes all the exhaustion worth :-)
Nb: there is spots w. partly gprs signal up here so some of the live gps & pictures should get through as well as this report. I hope !