Jun 20, 2013

Distance today = 60.13 km; Total distance = 21,849.56 km; Location = Coolgardie – 30 57.223’ S, 121 09.985′ E; Start time = 0734, Finish time = 1710


A great 60 km run on a great day – the weather was absolutely perfect. And Grace again ran the last 6 km with me. She’s now totalled more than 40 km with me.

Carmel dropped me off early – in fact, despite a 60 km commute from the motel, it was still my earliest start of the entire world run – and she then hid food and drinks at strategic locations along my route. This worked very well.

A couple of days back, I ran through Yellowdine – population 4. Today I passed through Bullabulling, which I believe has a population of 2. I didn’t actually see anyone.

I am also starting to see more kangaroo road kill. I think I counted four of them today.

Tomorrow will be a shorter day, with a simple run into Kalgoorlie. It will be nice, after three 60 km days in a row. It will also be Grace’s last night.

Special thanks to Rebecca and Toby at the Coolgardie Goldrush Motel, for giving us a 2 for 1 deal on the accommodation. They and the team have been very generous and hospitable. We have also enjoyed playing with the four kittens at the motel. It’s hard to believe anything could be more playful than those four.