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: 33.0 km (Accumulated: 34435.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:53:23
Start 10:18am., 13c, half clear & light wind, at cross of Hylan Blvd. & Midland Ave., on Staten Island. Finish 14:28pm., 18c, allmost clear & same, at Colombus Circle, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City.
Finally; one of the highlights of the run, after a not-very-exiting 2000km's since Florida - New York City :-)))
Its one of my alltime favorites; not only as a city but also as a place to run through. You get a lot of different scenarios, locales', cultures and people condensed into a few miles - as I hope you can see from the pictures from the 33km run today from Staten Island via Brooklyn to Manhattan and Central Park.
One of the discouraging things during the last two months of running has been that I've not been able to connect and involve the running communities; a thing I always like to do during the world runs 2. Its a huge positive to exchange inspiration :-)
- Today I was lucky to have excellent company on Manhattan by Arpan from the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team. We met at the Brooklyn Bridge as I came in from Brooklyn/Atlantic Avenue; We last met 7 years ago when he and another runner also ran with me - when I was coming into New York City from New Jersey, in world run one ! What a life and what friends to meet again. It had been a long time measured in years, but we both fealt that it was only a short while ago that we last shared a jogg through 'The Big Apple'...
Arpan himself has done longdistance running longer than I, making my 30 years in the sport seem like... "a New York minute" ;-)) And amongst much much other he has completed the longest regular race in the world, the 3100mile (5000km) run which is held each year in the autumn in New York City. I tried to grasp what that kind of competetion-race is like, my own races usually beeing not more than 6day races (they are usually 'tune ups' or 'tune downs' before or after my world runs). There were lots to discuss and comment on, as always when we meet... :-)
Later I'll upload a few more pictures from the stage as well as a few more impressions of this central stage on the American part of the 4-continent run Im soon at the finishing part of. Untill then there is just to say:
My big Thanks to Arpan and the SCMT for wanting to be part of the world run two (you make me happy to be an ultrarunner :-), the team who helped me through the logistics of todays stage: my new supportdriver, Andrew Fargo from Virginia and my old suppordriver since Key West, Morten Vittrup from Denmark. And not least the sponsors and the many people who encourages me with daily remarks & messages ! Its much appreaciated and makes the run possible, especially on 'cold' streatches like the last few months. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT :-)