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: 40.0 km (Accumulated: 14531.8 km)
Elapsed time: 03:46:20
Start 08:00am. at blue sign "Makuyu Substation, the Kenya Power & Lightning Co. Ltd.", on the main rd/A2 to Nairobi, 115km N. of Nairobi. 15c, o.cast. and l. wind. Finish 13:24pm. At roadmarker "NT 18 700", on the main rd/A2 to Na.irobi, 75km N. of Nairobi. 28c, half o.c. and same.
[Nb: there is a discrepancy between the expected dist. to Nairobi; maps, roadsigns
and gps indicate diff. dist.! There could be as little as 27km. You can, however, see the exact position on the live-gps coverage].
- Near Nairobi !
My supplydriver Tommy and I have had some unceartancy reg. the distance to Kenyas capital, Nairobi.
...according to some maps it could still be 100km away; judging from the gps there should be some 50km left; the roadsigns says anything between 44 & 25km. Only thing certain: that the traffic is an absolute mayhem ;-)
Though not as Chaotic as when running w. the babyjogger into Istanbul w. cars passing by left & right, together w. Sarah running the thin white line' on the 4lane highway. Or the near-death experience of jogging along Poland's main heavy truck route, some 12 000km back.
- After todays stage my supplydriver drowe us into Nairobi to finally get a precise bearing: 21km to the city centre :-))
Now thats a piece of good news after having slowly battled through the deserts surrounding the Marsabit volcano's in Northern Kenya & the Ethiopian highlands; both seeming to grow longer the more I ran ;-)
I plan to finish tomorrows run at the signifikant "Nation Building" in central Nairobi at 12noon. (by the way the surprisingly looking building is designed by Henning Larsen, from denmark :-)