Jan 11, 2012

Distance today = 58.29 km; Total distance = 569.99 km; Location = Temuka–  44 14.377′ S, 171 16.597′ E; Start time = 0819, Finish time = 1656.

Another long one today – longer than I planned, but it’s easier to finish in a town than out in the middle of the highway, so I tend push on until I reach the next town. Today it was Temuka.

Once again, the countryside was spectacular. I even think I caught glimpses of Mount Cook to the west, but it was covered in clouds. Perhaps it was my imagination. Where I was running it was complete sunshine all day long.

More press interviews and photos with the local media en route in Timaru. Each town’s newspaper has a done a great job. However, we need this to translate into donations to Oxfam. Come on everyone, it only takes a click of the button on the Home Page, and a minute of your time.

Many thanks to the Andorra Motel in Geraldine for tonight’s accommodation. It’s a very nice place in a very nice town, and greatly appreciated.