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HILL REPEATS (Greg Donovan)

 Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Yesterday was a short day with a 2 hour run around a 1.2km circuit. It was straight uo a huge hill in soft snow, and straight back down again.

This was the first day running on the actual Antarctica mainland. The other days have all been on islands.
As I am a big guy, the two weakest parts of my running are going up big hills, and coming down big hills, so as this was 100% of the course it was not too much fun.

It was quite warm, and after I sweated so much and was soaking, I got quite cold.

In 2 hours we covereed 6 loops or 7.2km, so that gives you an idea of the slow pace. The views from the course were however amaziing, and we could have fitted in another loop or so, but we spent quite a bit of time filining with the team by James, which involved stopping chatting and some specific shots required.

We came back to the ship for a hot shower and dinner, and then returned to the shore and camped out the night, amongst the penguins which was quite an experience. I slept on and off as it was light all night and the penguins never shut up. Also we were told that sometimes the glacier breaks off into the water and causes a huge wave, which has been know to wash campers into the water. On quite a few occaisions I woke with dread to a thunderous noise from the mountain, which was ice and sow shifting, but everything ws OK.

We are niow waiting to arrive at our new destination for our last days run, we should get there by around 10am, which means running by 11am or so, so it looks like it will be another 8 or 9 hour day if the weather holds. Unfrotunately Ron was ill last night, and was put on antibiotics, and told to stay on the ship. We are keeping our fingers crossed he will wake up well enoiugh to run, so we can complete our teams final mission for what has been a huge year..

Other than Ron the rest of tne team are fighting fit..

Will blog again after its all over..

We then have 3 days travel to get back to Ushuaia. 

Love to all
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