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August 23 - Still Running!

23 August 2009 No Comment

au23-1.jpg August 23, 2009
Stage 54
Rogers, BC to Salmon Arm, BC.

The day started off early in the morning as has been the case during this run. But the run has been rising a little later each day and so it is dark when we start and sometimes this becomes a safety concern and the group has to wait for some light to fill the valley. We started the run at 6:30 with a ardas. The first team was in high spirits after quite an entertaining night at the Heather Mountain Lodge, which involved some pool games and some of the kids also enjoyed star gazing under a clear night sky. There were some areas on the route which were single lane and moving through the mountains with the winding slopes made safety a big concern. For this reason we made the decision to skip these dangerous sections and then make up any distance missed later where it is safer by running as a group. The kids enjoyed these group runs as it gave them motivation. We also enjoyed the beautiful scenery that British Columbia has to offer. We passed through the town of Revelstoke which had a railway museum. This was early in the morning and most places were closed on the Sunday. However we got to see lots of trains and really up close. The day ended at the Travelodge at Salmon Arm. Quite a number of us had slight fever including cough and colds, but this has not dampened spirits rather the runners were disappointed at the sections they could not run due to safety concerns. We also had some of the women drivers take part in supporting the children during the day.
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