World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 40.0 km (Accumulated: 31781.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:56:55
Start 10:00am., 28c, almost clear & light wind, at km-stone "43/8801" on hwy. 88. Finish 14:55pm., 38c and same at white roadsign "Asawa Yuja: Communidad beneficiaria, Jurimakal" on hwy. 88.
On the "Runway" ;-)
After a quite warm 40km run today with temperatures reaching around 40-43c at midday, I finally am on the last streatch towards Pto. Bolivar and the finish of the 3. continent on world run two.
If I make it the last way to the Northern point of the continent, it then concludes the run across the 6th. continent out of 6. runnable continents, during world run one and world run two together :-))
One can walk on the 7th., Antartica, but the world run's are "Running" all the way, not walking, trekking, biking, sitting in a car etc., It takes its time, for sure, but eventually and with some luck, one gets there :-))
What divides me from "getting there" is two stages more: a short run tomorrow as I need to research logistics on-location for the final stage wich will be through some very remote terrain and on not-so-good sand and gravel roads. But apparently the security is good - I saw armed military patrols today about every 5km's and a few tanks and armed veichles at the roadside as well. So it should be possible.
Besides this there remains a long run the 28. December once I have got confirmed the condition of the road, the length and the security. Some of the roads here are closed by roadblocks between 6pm. and 6am. and its not adviced to move during night at those streatches. To avoid some of the heat during the long final stage I'll need to start the run during the night anyways, so it might turn out to be 'interesting'.
- Wether the road itself will be interesting remains to be experiensed. Its one long straight line the next 120km's towards Pto. Bolivar; like a giant streatched out airport runway and with about as few cars on it as a runway would have, wich is a Good thing for traffic safety during the run :-)