We started with a 200m river crossing so all morning we spent packing packs for travel on the water. All ok and reached the shores with all body parts in tact. The day was very easy compared to yesterday with a mostly flat course through jungle tracks. Although jungle tracks might be runnable home in New Zealand, these are a little different from a safety point of view.
Check points at 6km apart today with compulsory 15 min stops, which is just enough time to cool down and refill before you head off again, The heat here is the only thing apart from the tripping hazards that stops you running. Having said that I had a lovely down hill for 3km on the last 6km today which was fabulous. My neck and shoulder are a little sore from carrying so much gear but we have a massage each night. Lucky us. Sleeping in hammock is getting better as I had about 4 hours last night. Geoff has become the focus of the media being (a) his age and (b) his wife is doing the same event so we get interviewed as often as they can. And the camera crew run down the road with you as you are struggling to get to the next check point. Very funny.
Tomorrow will be more massive climbs and swamps starting with a swim across the river. Average temp here is 38 with 41 reached on day one. Should be better acclimatised as the days go on.
Emails are handed out each night. We all wait eagerly for these as they are the highlight of the day, apart from my hot chocolate.