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15-May-2012 07:18:40 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Thanks for all your good wishes They are a real motivation.

Today started out really well, loads of dramatic canyons, little bedouin camps and some sections that I actually had a bit of a run through. That felt good! After the shade of the rock canyons it was time to grill and from 10am to the finish for me around 2.30 I felt like I was being roasted on a spit. The course took us past a vast camel racing track made on the salt flats of a dry lake, then into a village where I WAS HOPING TO FIND A BAR SELLING SOMETHINGVERY  COLD,  oops sorry about the caps, but no just a checkpoint with some warm water, then an interminable 10k to camp through fine sand and hammering sun. it was quite tough. Somehow I managed to come in around 90, a bit of an improvement on yesterday.

After a bit of a rest I’m feeling good. I’m participating in a medical study on ultrarunning and odium levels in the blood, and apparently according to my blood stats I should be winning this thing! I have so far gained a kilo?? Must be all he chips.

 My pack is getting lighter which makes a big difference to the aching shoulders

As for the feet, I am looking forward to another visit to the medical tent this evening. On the positive, no infection. On the downside , I feel  like I’m walking on a couple of golf balls.

That’s it for now.

Good luck with the exams Nick, I’m sure you’ll be fine.

Sheena, I hope the flu is gone.

Dan, enjoy Luna Park.

Love to you all.



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Posted: 17-May-2012 03:05:15 AM

You're a champ, dearest Margaret! It's so good to read you've improved your position in the last stage, despite the golf balls. Today, I made a booking for us at Fairyhill for 26 and 27 May, where you may eat til you burst and soak your battered feet in the cool waters of the Bristol Channel. Keep up the good work, love. I'm feeling confident that you'll finish. Lots of love, Dad

Sandy Suckling

Posted: 17-May-2012 12:53:18 AM

Hi Margaret by the time you read this you would have finished the long stage and victory is all yours go for it what a great effort all my best Sandy

Nick Krempff

Posted: 16-May-2012 10:22:36 AM

Sounds like you are still going strong! Good to see, I have complete faith that you will finish with ease :D Only a few more stages, so keep on moving! Thanks for your thoughts, already done a few exams, but I have a couple more tomorrow which is my last big day until next week, so I am content.


Posted: 16-May-2012 09:46:51 AM

You are winning according to our calculations! That is a great result for what was a very tough day based on the other competitor blogs. Glad the pack is getting lighter, food working and I didn't know you played golf!! and in terms of gaining a kilo - take your back pack off next time please.


Posted: 16-May-2012 09:30:43 AM

hey mum yep the flu is all gone, i had a good rest and I'm all better now. That's good to hear you're not wasting away :) So proud of you for coming in around 90 and improving despite the feet, amazing work, keep it up. Love sheen

Hedy Savcenko

Posted: 16-May-2012 08:30:20 AM

Hello Margaret - enjoying your blog. Want to send all good thoughts and wishes to you, including some of our cool Tasmanian winds to whisk you along the way ! love Hedy


Posted: 16-May-2012 07:21:30 AM

The scenery sounds spectacular. Enjoy the pleasure and pain that is this mad sport. GO go go...Margaret


Posted: 16-May-2012 03:07:44 AM

It all sounds amazing! Hope the feet hold out a little longer and that you get to enjoy a cold beer at the finish line. Good luck.

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