Saturday, August 13, 2005

Novel way to celebrate 70th birthday

Albany's Ultra Distance runner George Audley has found a novel way to
celebrate his 70th birthday. He is going to run from Perth to Albany.
His 70th Birthday is on August 21 and at 10 am he will leave from the
Burswood Casino Car park nearest to Sheperton Road and start his Birthday

He will use the logbook from the 1988 Perth to Albany Run in when he came
2nd and completed the event in just under 2 1/2 days.

This time as he will be 70 he is planning on running 70 kilometres each day
and take 6 days to complete the 406 kilometre run arriving in Albany on
Friday August 26

He will be looked after on the run by his wife Christine who said she has
given up trying to talk sense into him and would rather buy him a pair of
new joggers and send a card.

Good luck with it George. Looks like a terriffic hitout for Colac

World runner passes 24 thousand kms

2005.08.10. [Starks; cross of Hwy. 20 & Route 47] -
[Elburn; green road sign on Route 47: "Sugar Grove 9miles, Morris 39miles]. Illinois State.

25km, 2:19:30h. Excl. food, water, road-finding, toilet etc. stops
Total 24146km.

Start: 08:14am.
Finish: 11:13am.
Time GMT - 7 hours

+21c, light overcast and medium wind at start.
33c, and same at finish.

Another easy stage and this time with fairly good room on the hard holder by the side of the road, so despite very heavy traffic it wasn?t too dangerous.

The legs are definitely picking up energy by now and perhaps its time to consider moving back to the 50km pr. day that I kept the first 1,5year of the run. At least once the humidity and heat has disappeared.

Debbie Jones again did a great job crewing. Hopefully she also has time to her own time as she has a 100mile race coming up in one month in Oleander.... Will be a tuff test that too!

The next stages are:

11.08: To: Montgomery.

- all the above on Road 47.

12.08: Plainfield (Hwy. 30).
13.08: New Lennox / alternative route via Manhattan.
14.08: Matteson.
15.08: Dyer.
16.08: Valpariso.
17.08: Hanna.
18.08: Plymouth.

- all the above on hwy. 30 East.

3100 mile race almost finished

Congratulations to all the Finishers.

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