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13 - 19 May 2012

RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

Stage 1
13-May-2012 02:51:32 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Our campsite last night was spectacular.so many stars in the sky and soft sand to sleep on.

We started early in the cool morning, but soon the heat set in. And the sand that was so good to sleep on came back to bight me. It really is slow going , imagine Curl Curl without the surf and absolutely no shade whatever.

We had a couple of long slow climbs, then long flat expanses of sand into camp. Just under 40k today, I was in by 2.30 so have had plenty of time to rest, drink and regroup. I have delt with my feet which aren't looking too bad so fingers crossed my patching will hold up tomorrow.

From where we are noe at Camp 2 Lawrence of Arabia would be right at home. The scenery all day has been majestic,

All my kit is working well, including the gaiters, indispensible.

Until tomorrow. love to all.


Margaret F.

Posted: 15-May-2012 02:49:41 PM

Bravo Margaret! Now you have Petra in your sights. It's 12.30 a.m. (Sydney time) but I couldn't retire without checking today's results and was delighted to see you've improved your ranking with the successful completion of Stage 3. Love, Margaret and Tammy.


Posted: 14-May-2012 11:36:18 PM

Hi Margaret - Davd Hewlett came around last night and sends his best wishes. Great to see you complete another stage in good time. Beautiful day here. Am looking forward to meeting up with you in London - getting close now. All the very best and good luck for stage 3. Lots of love, Dad

Margaret F.

Posted: 14-May-2012 03:57:56 PM

Tremendous performance Margaret! Two stages down, four to go. All the training and experience since the Kimberleys will hold you in good stead to achieve your goal ---- the 'TROJAN' is beginning to awaken. Pleased to see the photograph of you in the vehicle enroute to Stage 1 looking relaxed and serene. Rest now for tomorrow's challenge and keep up the intrepid spirit. Love, Margaret & Tammy.


Posted: 14-May-2012 03:13:19 PM

You are really doing well Margaret, looking on top form.  x Anita


Posted: 14-May-2012 10:48:42 AM

Fab result 1st stage - you are one inspirational lady. Great all the gear is working well - are you eating all that food???!!!!!


Posted: 14-May-2012 09:35:10 AM

Way to go Margaret day one done and I can see day two is well on the way to finishing... great job I am cheering from a very cold and wet Melbourne... you are doing great Sandy

Nick Krempff

Posted: 14-May-2012 08:17:58 AM

Hey mum, sounds like everything is going great! Good that all your gear is working well (: My exams start tomorrow, so should go study Saw some photos and it looks incredible! Keep on moving!


Posted: 14-May-2012 07:49:02 AM

that is great time coming in - fantastic! I was doing intervals in 7 degrees today - what a contrast. Barbara says hi too. So pleased gaiters are good and feet holding up. Pictures of site look amazing> Alec started at Riverview today and all good there too

Dan Krempff

Posted: 14-May-2012 07:08:25 AM

Hi mum hope your going well, that your still feeling good and that your feet are holding up. Happy Mother's Day. Love Dan.

Jean-Marc Krempff

Posted: 14-May-2012 07:02:33 AM

Keep that smile,good for the "Pattes d'eph".Amazing place!


Posted: 14-May-2012 04:39:12 AM

Yay go mum! Great work on finishing the first stage, sounds like you did it easily. It sounds really beautiful, enjoy the rest of the race :) Love sheen x


Posted: 14-May-2012 04:13:54 AM

Go Margaret Go! Sorry didn't get to chat again before you left. Thinking of you, you hardcore superstar!!! :) Sometimes you don't know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. XX


Posted: 14-May-2012 03:29:58 AM

Hi Margaret, Nice to see that you're in another race . If you can remember me, my name is Chelsea from two years ago at Doon Doon in the Kimberly race. Good luck, watch where you step and have a great time. LOL :)

Bronwyn Simons

Posted: 13-May-2012 11:44:11 PM

Well done Margaret.The photos are amazing...Bronwyn


Posted: 13-May-2012 11:32:11 PM

We just trawled through the photos and found a great one of you (with your name captioned), leading a pack of three. No. 76 is now our favourite number - Dad xx (gaiters look good)

Lyndall in Lamb-Land

Posted: 13-May-2012 11:23:17 PM

Way to go, Margaret! Dad and I are sitting in the office - it's 9am and warmed up to a balmy 2 deg C (after minus 3 overnight) and very misty outside. No doubt you're experiencing welcome cooler nights. Yes, keep on caring for your most important assets (apart from your mind) - your feet. You're doing well. All the best with stage 2 - love, Lyndall


Posted: 13-May-2012 11:08:11 PM

Well done, Margaret! Hope the hooves hold up. I can imagine how difficult the soft sand must be. Lawrence of Arabia didn't view the scenery on foot - where's that camel when you need it? Good luck with stage 2 - lots of love, Dad x

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