Mar 10, 2013

Distance today = 52.31 km; Total distance = 17,725.06 km; Location = Chabeuil – 44 51.745′ N, 05 00.395′ E; Start time = 0831, Finish time = 1709


The weather was perfect today. Actually, the last few days have been much warmer, and it really feels like spring has sprung. I’m even down to wearing a short-sleeve shirt.

The first part of the run was quite hilly, although more down than up. Early on I passed through the town of Dieulefit, another of those classic French towns worth a visit.

By early afternoon, I had made it to Crest. This is another place with a medieval town centre. A lot of this region has a Roman background, and there are occasional remnants of that past to be seen.

Later in the afternoon I was on a road I had cycled in 2009. I even passed a spot where I’d taken an artistic photo of Chips and Klitty in a field of garlic. Memories!!!

It was a solid day, although my feet were hurting a bit by the end. I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised.

Carmel had difficulty again finding accommodation. The first few places she tried on the GPS list were closed. She ended up having to pick me up when I finished running, and we drove around until we found somewhere that was open.

PS The tracker is showing me at our hotel, about 7 km north of my official position.