Thursday, 28 August 2008
Trans Gaule 2008: Day 16: Rene sets another record to win in 4:17 whilst im 14th in 5:25:24 (but i must be big somewhere with a 2006 picture of me in "Mid Libre" newspaper article !). Another massive improvement on 2006 where i walked 9 hours, can't
Forecast for 32 was a good way to start race but predominantly uphill start wasnt as i slipped off the lead groups rapidly. Once we got into it was in familiar midfield position. 35K aid station and off with gloves, sleeves, tri top & bandana for the first time Striders singlet & red headband. Ran more like a runner taking Jacky and both Taiwanese before the next aid leaving me in a familiar position following the Swedish army team who were having a good day. Picked them up 5k to go and frustratingly home with heaps left. Above picture is tonights hall, the smallest we have, with a toilet block (public toilets) around the corner, not quite 5 star luxury but frankly all we need is somewhere to lay our heads by this time !!!