Aug 1, 2013

Distance today = 52.14 km; Total distance = 24,095.20 km; Location = Kapunda – 34 20.174’ S, 138 54.490′ E; Start time = 0816, Finish time = 1621


Another fantastic day of weather for running!!! The temperature was perfect, and it was sunny most of the day.

Quinny and Reefton dropped me at my start again, and Reefton ran the first 400 metres with me – the shortest distance of anyone so far. He’s a shadow of his former self, and is going to get walloped on the Tour de Bois this year.

I ran from the Clare Valley to the Barossa Valley, with several long hills between the valleys. The landscape was beautiful – lots of vineyards and farms, with sheep, cattle, wheat, soy beans, and canola.

After passing the 24,000 km mark yesterday, I finished the month of July with the highest monthly total of my life – 1,683 km.  That’s an average of 54.3 km per day.

Reefton and Sarita have headed back to Sydney now, and Bernie and Lesley have gone on ahead, so it’s now only Sue and Bob travelling with us – our smallest contingent for a while.

PS Last night I received a haircut in Clare from Michelle, who kindly donated the cost to Oxfam. Thanks Michelle.