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: 33623.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:37:13
Start 10:05am., 21c, overcast & medium wind, at cross of Mickey Cir. & Hwy.501. Finish 14:21pm., 24c & same, at postbox "687 Shelton" on Hwy.49 in Roxboro (see gps for exact location).
After a few difficult days, both with navigation through Durham wich appeared to our small team as a running version of the Bermuda Triangle... we finally found ourselves on the right road Northbound and also traffic-safety took much less of the focus so I could get an enjoyable 40km run in' !
At the moment much of the time after the stages goes with logistics; both getting ready to switch over to the next support-car, kindly sponsored by LeasePlan and Toyota - so far its been an excellent experience to use the Toyota Prius, and certainly has saved a lot in gasoline expenses too :-)
But also finding a support-driver for the car once Morten has to return to Denmark next months has proven to be a bit more complicated than I expected. I have been lucky that one of my support-drivers from South America, Alex who is an american himself !, has offered to come and help with the supportdriving from May and onwards. But this still leaves April...
If anyone is intersted to be part of the run for 2 weeks in the beginning of April or the full month that would be a huge help ! The salary isnt big as the budget for running a lap of the world is quite tight, but I ofcouse pay the gasoline and 500usd/month so atleast your expenses is covered.
If you are interested in hearing more please contact me at jesper @ worldrun.org. Thanks :-)
By the way Alex did a video with impressions of the run on the streatch he crewed, down in Chile:
I think its quite well worth watching, both to get an idea of what the world run 2 is, but also since Alex is educated as professional cameraman wich I think comes through nicely in the amazing footage he has put together of both the run at 4000m. altitude in the Andes Mountains, the streatches through deserts and small local villages...
Copyright of the video is Alexander Hamlin, and as well as the video he also took some of the pictures you can see on the slideshow at the frontpage of worldrun.org. The other photo's on the slideshow at the top of the frontpage is taken by Jamie Fullbrook, Pavel Msalos, Line Urban and Dee Osborne.