Monday, August 3, 2015

She did it

Well my girl did it and I am both amazed and proud.

250 kilometres in 6 days carrying all her clothing and food. She had freeze dried food and dried noodles and nuts and other inedible but calorie rich muck. Just add water - hold your nose and swallow

More than 18 runners pulled out after the start. Many were affected by the altitude and some just quit and some were pulled out by the medical teams. Three runners quit because of dog bites. One man was particularly badly savaged. Imagine training for so long for this event and having to quit for a dog bite.

They finished in a little village in the middle of Ecuador. This was the most amazing thing that had ever happened and the local populace was out in force. It was a very special occasion and a there was a local band which sang many Ecuadorean songs - all of which sound the same. It was a fabulous occasion.

The winner was a Norweigan who is tall and thin and lopes along like an Antelope. He crossed the line looking as fresh as a new born lamb. This is one of the many races he has won.
Many of the racers who had done previous Racing the Planet races said that this was the hardest race they had ever done.

Cate is completely knackered and we are just mooching about in Quito. It is a fascinating city full of fascinating people - most of them very short and wearing funny hats. I shall report on all of this soon.


  1. Congratulations, Cate! And I'm glad you weren't bitten--by a dog or anything else.

  2. Congratulations! What a strong woman she must be, having the discipline and determination to do this. Glad she's safe.

  3. Congrats to Cate.

    Though I am confident that us outsiders have no clue how difficult this must have been.

  4. I am glad the it has been done by her. I enjoyed following along on their website. It aLL seems so unimaginable to me. I know I could do it BUT only if I was being chased by slightly slower zombies or zombie equivalents. I was wondering if the runners were warned about potential dog attacks. I know some of them had walking sticks.

  5. Hooray for Cate. (Now for some well-earned R & R)

  6. Good on Cate, Glad she did not get the dog bites, that is kinda odd.

  7. Cate says Muchas Gracias to you all. She has been much thrilled by all the good wishes.