World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 25.0 km (Accumulated: 36459.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:24:07
Start 11:15am., 25c, half overcast & light wind, at roadsign [camping 40km], on Road R370 to Badger. Finish 13:53pm., 27c and same, at roadsign "Beotchuk Park, 8km ahead", on Trans Canadian Highway 1.
Geology lessons in Millertown...
Those who have followed this second world run the last couple of months will know that I've had to dig deep to find the last remaining energy to run towards the finish line - a finish line which by the way is getting quite close by now :-)
But I am not the only one digging deep'; When Alex, Reino and I stayed at the Inn at the North end of Red Indian Lake we met with two geologists who offered us a tour of their little reserach-office.
It turned out to be an interesting view into a world wich is very different from the day-to-day of the world run, that mainly is focused on the cultural, natural and physical experienses of the run. Instead we learned of the various rock- and sediment layers, how they were formed and what riches they might hold. Since running across the Andes Mountains about 14 months ago I have gained a lot of interest in this field as nearly every day up in the Andes' offered sights of diffrent rock and mountain formations often of fascinating shapes and coleurs. Yet, my background in political science doesnt really give much of an insight in that area, except about how the exploits can become a political issue ;-) (Which they by the way are in several of the latin american contries because nearly all companies that extract the minerals are foreing - and most dominant are... the Canadian mining companies !).
So it was a little strike of luck to have a chance to learn a bit more about this field of work from Shannon from Usa and Stefanie from Germany; both working for a local Canadian company. Now I perhaps have a small idea of how to interpret some of the many stones and rocks stored in the empty 'shoe bags', collected from the mountains and deserts I have run through the last 30 000km's.. :-)
NB: I expect to reach the finish line in about a week from now. Hopefully Cape Spear at St. John's will come into sight on the 28. July in the afternoon. But as you will see if you look at the maps this will require a few days with running distances in the 100km-range.