Sep 8, 2013

Distance today = 46.12 km; Total distance = 26,058.49 km; Location = Moss Vale – 34 32.786’ S, 150 22.488′ E; Start time = 0825, Finish time = 1527


Although it wasn’t a big day in terms of distance, it certainly was in terms of visitors.

Karen was back early this morning, and I was soon also joined by Barry and Richard, with Carmel and Debbie acting as support crew. A little later, Greg Ellis from the Illawarra Mercury arrived. Besides the normal press duties, he also did some running with us.

While all this was happening, one of the Tour de Bois, Mother (remember, he is a middle-aged, balding man with a beard) and his wife, Liz, stopped by on their way south.

Barry, Deb, and Richard left us around 11 am, but soon after that, Kate returned for a 10 km stint into Bundanoon. From there, Karen and I continued on through Exeter to Moss Vale. Both Kate and Karen passed Sylvia’s aggregate record for girls of 70 km today. Kate is now on 71 km, and Karen is up to 84 km. Karen also set a new girls’ record for a single day, with 37 km.

I now have less than 200 km to run, before finishing at the Opera House at 1 pm on Friday. I’m hoping to see lots of old friends on the road as I run through the Illawarra on Tuesday. I can always be found via the tracker on the web site.