15.Apr.2013

Apr 15, 2013

Distance today = 35.28 km; Total distance = 19,514.66 km; Location = Mosonmagyarovar – 47 52.337′ N, 17 16.184′ E; Start time = 0819, Finish time = 1354

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Awoke to a stunning day. Perfect temperatures and clear blue skies. Once again, I was running with shorts and a T-shirt.

I headed out of Bratislava and was soon in the countryside. It is incredibly flat here in the Danube Valley. About half-way through my run, I reached the old border station, between what was then Czechoslovakia and Hungary. It has been essentially demolished by vandals, with broken windows and holes in the walls. At that point, I had made it to the 14th country of my world run – Hungary.

I finished early in the town of Mosonmagyarovar. We picked up new Hungarian SIM cards, and then headed back to Vienna to meet Jo, Dave, Sue, and Greg. Remember, I will be having a day off from the world run tomorrow, catching up with them. I’ll resume on Wednesday, where I left off today.

There should be plenty of stories over the next week so, as our friends travel with us. The guys will be doing some running with me too. For those with good memories, you might recall that Greg, aka The Hud, ran with me on Day 1 of the world run, from the Sydney Opera House to Bondi Beach.