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: 30160.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:35:51
Start 09:47am., 17c, overcast & no wind, at white road-sign "Cali 380km" on hwy. 25 to Cali. Finish 14:24pm., 20c, humid & same, at km- stone "32 / 2502" on hwy. 25 to Cali.
The flying finn' :-)
After Reino from Finland was in a bit of strain to get through the very steep and long (24-27km) uphill section on yesterdays run and choose to stop at 36km, he ceartainly took revenge today. For my part I did a similar run as yesterday, 40km today and 41km yesterday - also struggeling a bit, mostly due to the cold rain which gave some pain in the tendons - but as I was taking the finish photo, getting todays gps-data stored and noting the time etc. in the logbook... Reino came zooming' past ! He was not intended to stop just yet but instead had his mind set on the classical marathon. After a fast streatching of the cold and stiff muscles and a bit of panic packing up' todays supplies to make room in the car, a chase began to catch up with this suddenly quite fast runner from Finland :-) We cautht up with him nearly 3km's later, allmost one km past 42', so he certainly got his marathon. Atleast we were able to persuade him to get into the supportcar so we could head back to our base in the 300 000 people big city of Pasto.
It is very enjoyable to see Reino adapting strongly to the challenge now; its been two weeks since he arrived and clearly he is now fit for the daily demands of the run, even here at 2500-3000m. altitude !
Part of todays challenge was dence mist, cold rain and a series of small mud-slides, which you can see a few pictures of at today documentation photo's. Its a quite narrow road, winding up and down darkgreen tropical mountainsides, and I think we were in good luck to be able to get through without problems: After the stage I saw a team of roadworkers trying to clear the road after a hillside had collapsed.
NB: As yesterday, also the endomondo track from todays stage is split up in two: one track of 29km's and another of 11km's. After an update of the system it has apparently become so battery consuming that I have to change battery on the cellphone in order to gps-track & document stages over 35km. The change of battery ofcourse shuts the endomondy system down with no chance to resume the same track/data-set afterwards. Its a pity to lately every day have to use the focus on trying to get the system to work, instead of focusing on the run itself. But fortunately the world run 2 in general has excellent sponsors (else it would be impossible to do, both financially - wr2 has a six-figure buget in euro's, and in relation to the big amount of equiptment that is needed to cover a lap of running around the world). So, raugher than beeing too bothered with endomondo, itīs much more important to appreciate the outstanding support from the other sponsors :-)