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RacingThePlanet: Iceland 2013 Blogs

Panic(ish)
30-Jul-2013 12:27:58 PM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Two weeks in Engalnd (from Hong Kong) was supposed to get us use to the weather in Iceland- not! Its been wonderful here blazing sunny days and barmy nights as such no test of the wet and cold we are expecting in Iceland.

Anyway down time over the past few weeks has finally meant Wika and I have manged to get 'some' training time, still not enough (seriously) but some and have to say not feeling too bad- no aches, no pains, coping with the back pack (half full) and generally enjoying being out.

Of course today (the day we fly to Iceland) we have our first cold wet day and that has caused the first panic, its COLD out there. You have to remember we are now built for Hong Kong weather and the rain and cold today wasnt fun- resulted in extra thermals packed and some more soup sachets purchased (yep I know I dont like soup!). Wika has ended up shrinking even smaller in the cold and is in danger of disappearing altogether if it gets colder- BTW (shh I didnt tell you) but we went shopping for last minute clothes for the race in UK, Wika had to go to the children's dept for sizes that fitted (hehe), nice romper suit purchased!!!

Been very pleased with the response to the raising of funds for the charity Wika and I are supporting this year- Refugees International Japan- at the moment it looks like we will raise enough to educate at least 100 Burmese children in refugee camps for a year- thank you all for your donations and just remember Stg35/HK$500 is all it takes for one childs years education :)

As said we are off to Iceland tonight and will try to get an update on the weather and what we are doing there, may even try a short run or two but the experts tell me we should be tapering now so better go with the flow on that!

One final bit of good news- ended up in a tent during the race with 5 ladies and 3 guys- happy days for me and earplugs for them!
MARK RAWSON
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CEO of The Henley Group in Hong Kong.

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