01.Jan.2015

Jan 1, 2015

Happy 2015 to everyone. And it was a great start to the year! I enjoyed a lovely 18 km run this morning on the Mornington Peninsula (check the location on the Tracker). It’s one of my favourite places to run.

Last night was celebrated with many friends, some of them from the Nullarbor stage of my world run, including Annie and Michael, Guen and Jeff, and Jane and Peter. And Carmel, of course.

The year ahead promises to be interesting, with the book about the run around the world appearing in the book stores on June 29, and the Anzac Ultra in early April. With the recent rapid improvement in the Achilles injury, it’s hard to see me missing the Anzac event. If it’s your sort of thing, consider running one of the three races.

Kevin Carr has had a bit of a mixed week as he approaches the American Deep South in the dead of winter, although he’s back on the road and powering along these past few days. He now has precisely 100 days in which to run the remaining 5,431 km if he is to set a new world record.

Below is the first blog post of the world run. A blast from the past!

 

On This Day

 

Jan 1, 2012

Distance today = 25.51 km; Total distance = 42.28 km; Location = Gibbston –  45 01′ 28.3″′ S, 168 57′ 40.1″ E; Start time = 1445, Finish time = 1734.

An early rise, off to the airport after some teary goodbyes, and on to the plane to Queenstown. Met the Next Digital Chairman, Roger Sharp, on arrival, and headed off to pick up the support vehicle (many thanks to Chook for supplying it). A quick change and I started running soon after, managing to cover 25.51 kms, finishing at the sleepy town of Gibbston, on the road to Cromwell. Still getting used to the mechanics of the blog and website. When I work it out and become more efficient with my time, I will honour my promise of writing in paragraphs. Currently enjoying a champagne with Roger and the girls.