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RacingThePlanet: Madagascar 2014 Blogs

Day 2……..done
01-Sep-2014 02:05:40 AM [(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time(US & Canada)]

Firstly, happy holiday to all our American friends. It makes us feel so much better that you are all at BBQs and pool parties whilst we are driving ourselves through some of the toughest terrain in Madagascar. Or NOT!

Today was longer than normal day clocking in at 47K (28.9 miles). The extra 7k was tough. It was through water and rice paddies. We all came out stinking and we will have to wear the same shoe or the next 4 days. Not pleasant!

The whole day was a challenge taking some of the things I generally like and making me hate them. We started off on a beach running through sand, very tough. This lead to a lava field that made very slow moving. Next we went through a forest area where I was constantly buckled over due to the overhanging branches, I guess the locals are much shorter!

Luba is still out on the course. This worries me as it is dark and she will have to navigate the water and paddies. She is a trooper though and I know she will do it.

Talk tomorrow…

4 COMMENTS

Mary Nielsen

Posted: 02-Sep-2014 11:29:50 PM

Way to go Nigel. From everything I'm reading this is one tough course. Keep steady and strong. I hope all is well with Luba - Mary

David Barnard

Posted: 02-Sep-2014 06:51:47 PM

Hi Nigel, well done with day two. Hope Luba is ok. Stay strong, David

PT Lam

Posted: 02-Sep-2014 04:53:11 PM

Keep going Nigel + Luba. Thinking of you both. This year, I opted for a holiday in croatia

Frederic Collot

Posted: 02-Sep-2014 01:09:46 PM

A nice 6 stages touch mudder... Your skin will look gorgeous after that.

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