The ultra race you have been reading about in previous post is still going with 2 runners left in the race.
I left you when it got dark yesterday evening and after that it looked like this.
The tiny little lights are all runners lamps. The big lamps are streetlights and bridge lights.
After 02:00 in the night, 31 runners left of 200 starters
Two runners two in the morning 😉
Five-ish in the morning 18 runners left in the race
Seven o’clock in the morning. Rain.
Around eight o’clock lap 23, that is almost 23 hours of constant running
Nine o’clock, still pretty rainy weather.
Almost the end of lap 25. It was 12 runners on that lap.
Lap 26 and 9 runners left.
Lap 30 and 6 runners left.
Lap 32 and five runners left.
Near the end of lap 33. No rain, just beautiful sunset.
The two runners above is the ones that still running. They’re on lap 36 and the night falls.
I will try to update you tomorrow how the race went or if they still run…
Can you imagine staying awake for over 35 hours and above that run and walk all that time without no stop.
Well, you can stop if you run the lap under one hour, but then you waste energy and maybe the risk of loosing the race.
I like this kind of running (as an audience). It is not the fastest runner who wins, it is the most stubborn and the most tactic runner with strenght to wait out all the other runners.
What a day!
And for some it is not over yet…