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13 - 19 May 2012

RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

UPDATE
13-May-2012 02:54:58 AM [(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time: Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London]

Day 1 is done 1! The team are all well. Great fun doing it with company. Blain has just had to take an axe to our tent to remove all the rusty nails they had left in the poles at sleeping height?! I've got a great shot for the ladies (ahem, i mean his wife) - Blain shirt off with his big guns and a big old axe in hand. Naturally we've been pointing out that a pair of pistols is old news - the pasty white skinny Camo look is definitely the modern approach....

 

Sandy old course today with a lot of long climbs - not steep just an endless incline. Very competitive field. As Jordan is a one off a fair few elite guys are showing what fitness means - impressive (and depressing) to watch them haul ahead as you're maxing out at full revs. Nice view from the camp. Obviously they positioned it on the top of a soft sandy hill so we could all work for our view!

 

Thanks for all your email messages. An inspirational and rewarding read. Sooo nice to get them.

 

No problems with the feet. Early days but the system is working so far. Sophi's feet are good too. She glugged a sachet of fuel and put in a storming finish. Fair to say my legs are a bit longer and I had to put in a few bursts to keep the pace.

 

Big hello to all the family. Hope Wales is going well wifey - the wee man is no doubt still enjoying all the new toys borrowed from his Welsh friends. Hi to the NZ family and a super big HAPPY MOTHERS DAY Mum. Hello to the Olswang family too.

 

Until the next blog.

Keeping it hot in the desert.

Cameron

4 COMMENTS

Mum, Dad and Isla

Posted: 15-May-2012 10:13:59 AM

We see Blain has had some blisters and I we know from my own experience that you are a dab hand with the iodine and a needle so Blain should be okay with you at hand. We are sure with Sophie's experience she will also be an expert. We look for the three of you in the daily photos, no sign today so you need to practise Marching up when you see a camera.

sean muffet

Posted: 14-May-2012 10:06:09 PM

cam, MARCH on mate!glad to see that diet of Maccas and pints of beer has done it for you and who cares about the elite guys. terrific effort from Canadian Blain and Gobi Soph, give them both a hug. stay strong. all the best in the desert. sean from oz.

Simon

Posted: 14-May-2012 05:48:25 AM

An enjoyable read while I sit here in the basking morning sun in Kent with my first coffee of the day , newspaper to read and ... Oh go on then .. A bacon butty and a foot massage.. ( well I did do a March of my own thru the city of London the other day!).. Good luck bro.. Ex first day .. Stay well and safe ... Oh ... Nice T-shirt by the way!! X

Kris (Blains wife)

Posted: 14-May-2012 04:48:25 AM

A job well done today Cam. Congrats on Stage 1 finished. Wishing you all the best tomorrow with the Team. May your sand be hard-packed, your feet blister-free, and your company bearable. Haha.

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