Big Red Run Day 3: Imposed Rest Day
In French there is a saying: Apres la plus le beau temps. Literally translated this means after the rain, the sun shines or in English we might say Every cloud has a silver lining. Today saw the Big Red Run camp-site wake up to mist and then slowly the mist disappeared to reveal clear blue skies and blinding sun-shine. As the weather cleared, spirits lifted and the imposed rest was embraced by the weary participants as a day to rest and recover from the previous day’s challenging course. Today runners replenished depleted stores, hydrated, got in much-needed calories, exchanged on the previous day’s hardships and more importantly took advantage f the opportunity to clear mud off their shoes and dry out soaked run kit. Some even went on a helicopter ride – part of the early bird registration package.
Race Director Greg Donovan announced to all that the camp would remain at the present location for the duration of the event due to the logistical issues of transport. The following stages will therefore be remarked to take this into account. Stage 4 distances remain the same with different routes (remarked today) to avoid flooded, muddy areas as much as possible.