So, after 222km of running through jungles, swamps and wading rivers, my father has finally finished his jungle marathon. Check it out at http://www.junglemarathon.com/. In his own words, "Dont think I did too bad for an old fart, 9th overall and 1st vet, Was in line for 1st Brit until the last day but got pipped at the post by a couple of commandos half my age, bloody cheek.!"
I'm beginning to wonder if we do get into the X-Alps if I should change my strategy and just teach my father to fly cross-country and switch roles - it might be easier! Only joking!
On my side the running pales into insignificance againt the jungle exploits of my father, but still, ran 26.5km yesterday with Tom 'X-Alps 2009' Payne (he is still quite fast!) and then ran into the office this morning (another 10km). So I'm beginning to ratchet up the km's.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Both day 2 and 3 results are in - my Dad managed to move up to 9th overall after two stages and is now at 6th overall after the 3rd stage (35km in searing heat including swamps!). Wow. Results are here: http://www.junglemarathon.com/2010_en.php?id=C0_122_31 and the video clips are here: http://www.junglemarathon.com/2010_en.php?id=C0_121_31
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Whilst I'm running around the Geneva countryside in the cool autumn weather, my Dad's busy running through the Brasilian rainforest. Check it out on http://www.junglemarathon.com/. They have now posted a videoclip of stage one and it features Dad...slipping down a slope! Tee Hee. Still he is in 17 after one day, not bad for an old man.