Jul 17, 2016

Apologies for the paucity of blog posts recently. Besides the fact I’ve been travelling, my computer also ran out of battery and I didn’t have the power cord with me.

As predicted, I’ve had a bit of a lighter week, covering 100 km these past seven days. This coming week will be bigger, including a long run of about 50 km. There’s less than four weeks now till my 12 hour event, so I need to make the best of the time.

Here’s another shot from the prairies of South Dakota. It was a little cold on this occasion, but soon after the temperatures started to climb.




On This Day


Jul 17, 2013

Distance for today = 56.94 km; Total distance = 23,309.56 km; Location = Ceduna, South Australia – 32 07.638’ S, 133 40.422′ E; Start time = 0835, Finish time = 1707


It’s Carmel’s birthday. She celebrated it last year in Chicago, and tonight she is celebrating in Ceduna. They are chalk and cheese as towns, but that’s the nature of a world run – a year can get you a long way.

It was another long run into Ceduna, at nearly 57 km. Jeff ran the last 21 km with me, which was his longest run since 1976. Chook and Silvia joined in for the final 11 km. I’m a bit tired, as I had to endure a strong crosswind for the first half of the day. It was a bit of a struggle over the last few kilometres.

Peter and Jane are back with us, so tonight’s birthday festivities involve eight. I am writing this from the Ceduna Foreshore Hotel. Tomorrow I head south, toward Streaky Bay.