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A No Running Day

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 10, 2014

08-Nov-2014 05:03:20 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi] Greetings from the Plancius It is Friday evening (21h00) on the Plancius. Today (Stage 4) was supposed to go on for at least 12 hours, but we did not even...

Day 3 - Danku Island

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 7, 2014

6 th November 2014 Another stunning day in paradise, but also another tough stage. Stage 3 was held on Danku Island - a 4km switchback course set against a hill which we had to run for 6 hours. I completed 7 laps and maintained...

Day 2 - Esperanza Videla

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 7, 2014

05-Nov-2014 03:06:29 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi] Greetings from the Plancius The second stage is over and it was a beast. We had a to run 2.2km course – deep soft snow throughout – for just over...

Greetings from the Plancius

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 5, 2014

Day 1 is done and dusted. Today’s stage was held on Deception Island – we were given just over 7 hours to run a 4.5km course. The terrain was tough – half of the course was covered in a layer of ice, and with each step you went...

Plancius Update 3 November 2014

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 5, 2014

Hallo everyone It’s day 2 on the Plancius and the sea sickness is bad. Really struggling. The sun is out, but the wind very strong and swells very big. We are supposed to reach the first islands by midnight and thereafter...

Greetings from Plancius

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 4, 2014

Hallo everyone We are in the middle of the Drake Passage, almost a third of the way to Antarctica. The sea is rough with huge swells. Walking, eating, sleeping, etc. are a challenge. Fortunately, my sea sickness pills are working...

A Solar Energy Future for South Africa – My Appeal to You

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 4, 2014

Saturday, 1 November 2014 Greetings from Ushuaia The big day has finally arrived. The countdown to Antarctica is over. In a few hours our ship departs for Antarctica and on Tuesday, 4 November 2014, I will start running the ...

Counting Down – 1 Day to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 4, 2014

How to Follow Me During the Last Desert Race Friday, 31 October 2014 Greetings from Ushuaia The expedition ship, Plancius, our home for the Last Desert Race, departs from Ushuaia on Saturday afternoon (1 November 2014) to...

Counting Down – 3 & 2 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 31, 2014

Exploring Ushuaia Wednesday, 29 October & Thursday, 30 October 2014 Greetings from Ushuaia I am finally in Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina. It was long trip from San Francisco via Houston and Buenos Aires, including...

Counting Down – 5 & 4 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 31, 2014

The Final Countdown Monday, 27 October & Tuesday, 28 October 2014 Greetings from San Francisco This is my final blog post from San Francisco before flying to Ushuaia in Argentina later today. I really enjoyed my time in...

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