Day 53: Green!

Gentle start out of Port Augusta, after an initial scare that there wouldn’t be a shoulder to dodge the heavy traffic. After a few miles fortunately there was. 10 miles later I finally saw a sign which marked the beginning of the end. ‘Sydney’ it said, with an arrow for the junction turnoff. I had reached the last leg, albeit a leg of 1,600km.

 

Green!

 

Sydney here i come!

Up towards the mountains and things became GREEN. I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to see proper grass and even a small stream which actually had water in it (the first since the swan river in Perth!). Just envigirating, as was the brutally steep path road across the mountain. That hurt. But eventually I arrived on the other side to be greeted by Cookaburas and parrots in the town of Wilmington. A shorter day but a good one
RIP to a pair of running shoes today; after 1,700km they were done as you can see. It is nice to have a bit more bounce under my feet now!
  
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4 comments

  1. japazzle · May 3, 2015

    I hope Brookes are giving you some free shoes for endurance testing them to the extreme!

    What socks are you using? Are you completely blister-free?

    Still amazed by you!

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    • jamesrbrooman · May 3, 2015

      Brooks are not – couldn’t even get through to them on the phone!
      Im using socks by Hilly, mono skins I think they are. Pretty reasonably priced and they are magic, virtually no foot trouble at all, even in the rain.

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      • japazzle · May 3, 2015

        I can’t believe that – they must be crazy not to offer you some support.

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      • jamesrbrooman · May 3, 2015

        I’m not in the target area you see – not a famous fundraiser, not a celeb / Olympian and not doing a ‘common’ sport. So no corporates really care. But that’s OK. I will just spread online messages about how crap the shoes are.. đŸ˜‹ (Actually they are pretty good)

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