Written By: Sue Hardy
Today was our first day of the race. We have finished at a great village, had a shower, had a massage, set up my hammock - not in that order and now have time to send an email. Yesterday was our last day of jungle training and during the afternoon a massive storm blew through the village. During race briefing the entire runners camp became a bog which meant we had to empty our boat bags which had filled with water. Anyway when we retrieve the bags they will have mouldy contents inside but nothing we can do about it. There are so many nationalities here which is fantastic - even someone from North Korea. Today was hills, swamps, hills and a bit of road running. Oh and some hills. The race is the same course as last year but huge fires have devastated much of the forest so the trails are more difficult to run. I visited the medics on my arrival to check out my chest infection, so since I opened my mouth they are keeping a close eye on me. The advantage is that they force you to eat and drink but they watch a bit too close for any indication you may not be coping. The medics are fantastic, the organisation is great, day one went well coming in 3rd. Geoff is doing extremely well very proud of him. Now it is rest time.
All is good. Racing well. Eating heaps. Heard and smelt some Jaguars today - spooky i was on my own. Love to everyone.
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