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On Day 4, everyone was running fairly conservatively, given what awaited us on Day 5. That was the race’s queen stage – around 80 kilometres, and it was where the Gobi March would be won or lost. I was feeling pretty good after Day 4, which was more than I could say for the Spaniards… The group snoring had got so bad that they were actually starting to fight among themselves, punching one another and throwing shoes around in the middle of the night to shut the other person up. Even I was getting in on the action. I should spend more time training on my best folding treadmill. The altitude makes you get up to pee in the middle of the night, and I’d make sure to walk past the guy who was snoring the loudest and give him a little bit of a kick, so that he turned over and stopped the chainsaw. One word of advice: if you’re ever staying in a tented race village, pack earplugs. You won’t believe how much snoring, farting and talking in your sleep goes on.

Day 5 began with a very early start. We had to be up at 4am for a bus trip of one and a half hours to get us from the camp to where the stage would start. I was feeling good, but the wait was pretty nerve-wracking. They also staggered the start for this long stage, with the slower guys setting off first and the faster guys last, so everyone goes through the checkpoints at the same time and they have to keep some of them open all day. That meant I only started four or five hours after the front guys had gone. The pressure was definitely starting to build now. I had gone from being a nobody to actually being able to win this flippin’ thing. Paul helped a lot to keep me in the right frame of mind. He told me to keep doing what I’d done every day – to take it easy and not do anything rash. If I blew up on the long stage, my seven-minute lead meant nothing. Chatting to him, with a couple of Afrikaans words thrown in here and there, made me feel a lot more at home in this very foreign environment. Still, I’d never run 80


The annual SARP Dragon Boat Festival is to Be held on June 25, 2011 in Salmon Arm, at The Wharf. Please join us at our annual dinner on June 24 at the Prestige Inn Harbour Front Salmon Arm. Dinner tickets can be pre ordered at $30 per person.