World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 30.0 km (Accumulated: 35647.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:41:13
Start 10:30am., 15c, a few clouds and hard wind, at cross of Pont Rouge Rd. & Hwy.2. Finish 13:29pm., 18c & same, at border to Nova Scotia province on hwy.2, Amherst.
Reaching Nova Scotia :-)
After another 30km stage (and for once at a decent pace..) I reached Nova Scotia - the last province before I head out by ferry to New Foundland to finish the run, hopefully !
Here in Amherst I have the joy of meeting up with Alfred and his family. Alfred is orignally from New Foundland so already now I get a little taste of whats ahead and valuable advice on the final streatch of the run. Alex and I am stying at the house of Alfred, his whife and small girl, Johanna. But to Alfred we are not the first world runners to pass by ! About 1½ year ago a good friend of mine, Tony Mangan from Ireland, came running through Amherst and met Alfred. Tony was invited in and had a great stay to 'catch his breath' and warm up after a freezing day on the streatch from New Foundland to the Southern Point of South America (Tony is currently running in Peru, South America). Later on Tony email'ed me while we both were on our ways, in different directions, across the continents - and adviced me of this friendly place to stay.
And Tony certainly didnt exaggerate. It it a joy to stay here and I suddenly realize that its been months since I stayed at a private home. Its always a great chance to get to know the cultures better and get an 'under the surface' feeling of how daily life is. One of many things wich fascinates me in crossing the world this way - and I definately need to emphasise to myself the positive aspects besides the running itself, since I am struggeling a bit physically here; though I am now quite close to the finish (if 1200km can be called "close" ? ;-)