World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 40.0 km (Accumulated: 28450.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:47:43
Start 11:22am., 23c, cloudy & light wind, at km-stone "610" on hwy. 1N. Finish 15:50pm., 27c, allmost clear & med. wind, at km-stone "650" on hwy. 1N.
From tent on garbage-dump to home-stay !
...In principle one of those stage which you dream of Not happening:
After a fairly long stage at good running pace it was time to relax the legs, recover and quickly start the carbohydrate-loading.
1.obstacle; find an accessible and fairly safe place to pitch the tent. This whasnt so easy as the desert seemed to have grown "Private Property" signs overnight ;-)
2.obstacle; pitching the tents in the wind, which now had increased to strong' since the finish.
3.obstacle; getting the sand, which by now had blow into all corners of it, out of the tent. And out of the sleepingbag, spare-clothes and food.
4.obstacle; to try to eat some food while the wind is pushing the tent-cloth back and forth, and nearly collapsing the tentpoles turning it into a small sandfilled bag instead of a tent.
5.obstacle; when having battled the above, got the spirits/temper in control and with a smile opened the sand-filled box of pasta - the 'security personnel' of the area arrives. Demanding that our tents be removed from the desert immideately.
6.obstacle; to fend off the gun-equipped security 'guard' while taking time to eat the dinner. (Carbo-loading is most efficient within the first two hours after a long run !).
7.obstacle; packing the tent down in what is now pitch-dark desert conditions. To add a jolly little 'challenge' the area near the tent has been used by people before us, for toilet purposes. Now its up to memory where to step, and where not to...
8.obstacle; to find somewhere else to stay !!
- Luckily Wilmer had relatives in a nearby village and thus obstacle number 8 was easily solved !
As you can see from the pictures it all in all turned out to be well worth all the challenges to exchange the tent at a 'toilet area' for a nice evening spend with local North-Peruvians