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: 50.0 km (Accumulated: 11354.8 km)
Elapsed time: 05:02:53
Start 07:56am at km-marker 148 to Khartoum. 18c, thin strato-cumulous clouds and l. wind.
Finish 14:08pm at km-marker 98 to Khartoum. 40c, clear and same.
Meeting the locals..
A very enjoyable stage - and the first day without the light sandstorm wich has made running and setting tent a bit difficult: there obviously is a lot of sand in a desert, and a fair amount seemed to end up inside my tent.. Getting it out again while the wind is moving towards storm is a lost cause, even for a stubbon extremerunner who needs to battle the sand a few hours before 'enough is enough'. Bad for the temper; amusing for the spectators - wich luckily so far has been the odd camel and a few goats ;-)
Today, however, I had a better look at "the locals" of the desert North of Khartoum. After setting tent I was the center of attention of a flock of goats wich began to pour out from under shady thornbushes.. Quite a few termites tried their luck w. a courtesy visit to the thin tentcloth. So far no 'gate crashing', though :-)
Later an elderly man in the traditional white cloathing approached the tent, wich is set behind a sheltering sand dune. When I peaked out from the tent the sight of an large arab knife resting in his armpit could make for some caution. But my experiense w. the Sudanese people in the rural areas is that I feel more safe herethan most other places I've run on the earth (!).
So also this time: he wanted to check if I was Ok, and invited me to visit if I needed anything.