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: 36.0 km (Accumulated: 21593.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:27:40
Country: Chile East
Start 11:01am., 13c, l. wind, l. rain. At green roadsign "Rio Seco 9km" on Av. Pdte. Manuel Bulnes at Western end of Punta Arenas. Finish 15:15pm., 14c and same. At green km-marker "KM 40" on the hwy. R-9, North of P. Arenas.
Today brought a light rain which was unusually welcome as it meant limited UV-radiation and soothing of the 'burning' from the previous days.
As soon as I had put the busy streets of Punta Arenas behind me, the scenery changed from the dramatic antarctic shoreling w. views of the Magellan Straight, to that of rolling hills and seemingly endless green-brown fields with a few sheep grazing here and there and large birds of prey sitting on the windblown fence poles looking for food.
Besides the running itself it was a quite busy day as always when heading out from a city with a fair bit to the next point of supply: I have about 270km to run to the next proper city, Rio Gallagos on the Argentinian side of the border and after that again approx. 600-1000km to the following proper city. So there is quite a list of things to fit to the support-car such as luggage boxes and spare parts, supplies to buy and technical equiptment to check. There is still some left for tomorrow despite Jamie's huge effort working overtime alongside his jobs as supportdriver and cameraman to also stand in as "supply specialist", meaning a working day which began at 8am. and finished at 11pm.
And I will also try to finish this report and catch some sleep before tomorrows run !
In the following days I hope to bring a bit of history and background of the remote area down here near the South Pole but for tonight its rest which counts :-)
The exact route can be seen each step of the way via the gps-documentation system which transmits live as I run. In case of lack of transmission signal it will be uploaded automaticly when I reach carrier signal again.
When you click at the "live coverage" you need to further click on "jesper kenn olsen" in order to see the stages which has been completed if I am finished with the days running, since I am thus not transmitting live before the next day. The time you see at the live-coverage is the total time spend on that particular stage from the run starts to the finsh point (including time spend on reststops for food, water, navigation, local authorities, road safety etc.) where as the time at the top of this report is the "stopwatch time" which is excl. all stops.
The pictures from the stages will usually be uploaded in the evening but can be delayed depending on wether I have data-signal to transmit them. They will be displayed under each daily report when you click on "Reports" in the main meny and select the contry or continent I am currently running on. They are coded with the gps-location at which they are taken and their position will be displayed on the little map next to the report.
Besides giving an impression of the run, the gps-data and live-transmission is an essential part of documenting that the run is actually done running each step of the way across the continents.
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