Aug 29, 2013
Distance today = 44.87 km; Total distance = 25,558.76 km; Location = Albury – 36 05.014’ S, 146 54.744′ E; Start time = 0814, Finish time = 1537
An eventful day, with lots of media interviews and meetings on the road.
I left Beechworth early in the morning, after an interview with ABC radio in Wodonga. 10 km later I passed through the very small town of Wooragee, where a teacher from the local school called out to me from the classroom. She had heard the interview, and was waiting for me to pass. The students all came out and we took photos and had a Q&A session. It was very nice to meet the students and staff, and Carmel later dropped in to meet them too.
The next part of the run was quite hilly. I met the local paper, the Border Mail, for an interview, followed by Prime News.
Carmel’s niece, Maxine, also met us on the road, along with her three kids. They live locally. Later, Maxine returned with her friends, Leah and Mick, who then ran the remainder of the day with me. We finished in Albury, where we again met Carmel, Maxine, and another friend, Heidi.
So, it was an enjoyable day, meeting numerous people – it certainly passed very quickly. I crossed the Murray River just before Albury, which means I’m now in my home state of New South Wales for the first time on the world run since the day I started, on Dec 31, 2011.