World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 50.0 km (Accumulated: 9904.8 km)
Elapsed time: 04:48:52
Start 08:27am., 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. 20c, clear and l. wind. Finish 13:59pm., at police checkpoint on rd. 28 to Qena, 1 km after km-marker "Qena 95km". 38c andsame.
(Please see live-gps at LifePilot for exact start & finish point).
Again today: The Nature !!
The desert, the burning sun, towering cliffs over the wadi (ancient dried out riverbed) and the intense Blue horizon :-)
This is why I run - and this is where I want to test myself.
The support - from the police (!) - has been great ! Every inch as difficult as it was w. officias controls, stops etc. etc. along the tourist zones of the Red Sea and Gulfof Suez; just as helpfull and friendly the treatment is out here. Again today I was wellcomed to put my tent at a police checkpoint, instantly invited to sit down in the circle and share lunch from the common bowl of "foul" (arab baked beans). And a shower !!
Hard to explain the joy a cold shower bringswhen you have been 'fried' in the sun for 5hours and expected to go to sleep in your sweaty personality on the 2. night of 3 (allways the worst as you still clearly remember how clean clothes feels compared to the desert sweat-glue of the running clothes ;-).
Yes, it seems that w. 10 000km coming up soon things are starting to turn to the better :-)
But still need to make it across to the Nile river valley before that mark comes up..