Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Ralph MDS Blog Day 6
The penultimate stage is over - our 42.2km today felt like a breeze after the 82km overnight stage. But it was much cooler with cross winds and some light and high cloud cover. Probably a chilly mid 30's today. I am very tired, and started talking to my water bottle at some stage, but was soon joined by Paul from HK who kept me company and chatting for the last few km. Tomorrow last stage 21km - the problem being that the last 6km is across stupid sand dunes. Nights are cold but I slept like a log last night for 9 hrs and have learned to cocoon myself in the sleeping bag and did not get up for anything. Luckily the Koreans were also very tired and did not chat or re-pack their bags at 3am. My tent mates and others I have met are just great. Looking forward to warm bath, good food, seeing my family, friends, colleagues and friends at MAF. I did not realise the race would be this tough, but I am finding comfort in the fact that I will be helping people in Sarawak through you all.