Thank you to everyone who has donated.
Charlene also dropped by at various points and at 25 kms, provided a very welcomed cold towel.
Yes they were not there to support the marathon but were attracted to the lights....
Along at nearly 16kms at East Coast, about 3 hrs into the race, we met a route block
Volunteer: "You've not met the cut off time"
I growled: "You must be kidding! I'm almost on those runners in front of me (@ 50 yds), let me through and I won't be the last!"
Volunteer opened the barricade and let me through.
Past the 30 km mark, we saw runners affected by the heat and I nearly became a victim at 39 km. Throat felt numb, head felt light, limbs were slowing down.
Chat back of the day:
Volunteer(s)/Passerby(s): You have a big snake.....can I have your snake?
Me: Excuse me??!!! Err perhaps you can take this tyre to the end of the race.
Passerby:You taking your animals out?
Sabrina: Yes, just taking them for a Sunday stroll.
- Karen for sewing on my snake and helping me prepare my box
- Monica, Fanny, June and Sabrina who have supported me in every tyre pulling SCSM
- ACRES staff and ACJC volunteers for their fantastic support along the entire route
- PG and Mum Corrine for their pre-help
- Owen for his teddy bear and dog; Marinna for her snake and orangutan.
- Sabrina for the use of her photos and video
- Daniel - for being my tiger!
Drink points: Approx every 2km-3km right to the end even after 8 hrs. Would still advise bringing a bottle for a very hot day as a cup of water to last 2-3km in the last 10km is hard going.
Scenery: Great for sight seeing tourist spots
Weather: When it's hot, it sucks!
Time completed: 8:08 - a very auspicious number :-)