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Stage 4
30-Jul-2015 03:44:49 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Day 4 done. It was tough but enjoyed it…plenty of up and down, shuffling around the crater of a volcano (not active if you read this mother) and met/shuffled for most of the day with a legend. Camp for the night is ‘different’, currently sat in the cyber church (it a church we have taken over for the medical and cyber area.) No tents tonight just 20+ of us on the concrete floor of a barn/classroom and its chilly at 3400 metres. Should be a snug night pre the final 62km tomorrow. Bring it on!

Ben
Energy: 9/10 so many inspiring people today on a long tough stage.
Feet: ceasefire, no better no worse. Tomorrow will no doubt be the decider.
Unusual incident: met a legend and he spurred me on today to a respectable finish and downhill running – Stan…heaviest pack in the race and a veteran of multiple races. We started shuffling and chatting and stayed together most of the day. He carries 6 cans of coke with him (and a lot of other food he loves so has a 20kg pack) and was a gentleman and shared his daily can with me. Legend.

Dilpa
Energy: she’s still out there so I am writing for her today – its 7pm and she was up at 4am so im thinking she may need her dinner soon…but she was her bubbly wonderful self when I arrived at the camp/ she is a legend.
Adapting to the outdoors: hmm not sure today but she seems to have taken everything in her stride and got on with it…v proud of her. (there was also rumours of her walking a leg of the course tomorrow…more on that tomorrow!)

Ps big thank you for the emails and blog posts everyone…after a tough day they are fantastic. Thank you

4 COMMENTS

Pramila Sthankiya

Posted: 31-Jul-2015 11:01:41 AM

You both are doing well .Awesome effort so far.Very proud of you.!!All the best and keep going .Lots of love Mum.xx

Katy Platt

Posted: 30-Jul-2015 05:36:00 PM

Keep going!! You are both amazing, we are enjoying reading your blog. Hope your feet survive Ben! Lots of love from us all. xxx

Cherry Davies

Posted: 30-Jul-2015 06:51:47 AM

Well done both of you - so very, very proud of you!!! Keep going with that positive thinking and morale boosting colleagues!! M

Cherry Davies

Posted: 30-Jul-2015 06:50:47 AM

Well done both of you - so very, very proud of you!!! Keep going with that positive thinking and morale boosting colleagues!! M

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