Oct 1, 2016

This week will again entail at least 100 km of running, but I think I’ll have an easy one next week. I still have a few niggles after the 12 hour run in August. They’re not enough to stop me running, but they’re not going away either. I reckon an easy week will go a long way toward curing these ‘ills’.

I also have the Tour de Bois coming up in three weeks. That usually results in an easier week of running, though not always. Before I started running around the world, I used the Tour to fit in some big runs as training. Some days I would run as far as the other guys would ride.

This photo was taken early in the world run, as I made my way up the main street of the Californian town of Carmel at the end of a long day from Watsonville. Clint Eastwood used to be the Mayor of Carmel. And Carmel, of course, loved being in the town that bore her name. Just behind me you can see where we (Carmel, Libby, Jenny, and I) ate dinner that night.




On This Day


Oct 1, 2012

Distance today = 51.06 km; Total distance = 12,487.19 km; Location = Buffalo, NY – 42 49.059′ N, 78 50.749′ W; Start time = 0817, Finish time = 1606


It was a somewhat uninspiring day of running, with a lot of traffic on roads that led me into Buffalo. It’s a common experience – I can’t really recall a day of running into a major city that was a delight.

That said, the day passed quite quickly, and was better than I expected. I am now in the southern suburbs of Buffalo.

On a very different note, is there anyone out there who feels they are up to securing sponsorship of an RV (e.g. a Winnebago or similar) for the last leg of the run from Perth to Sydney? There must be some companies in Australia who would entertain this opportunity, which should give them quite a bit of exposure in return for the provision of a vehicle for three months. Let me know if you would like to give it try.