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26 June 2022 07:45 pm (GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi
Again a lack of blogging from me. In summary:
Thursday completed the Long March - albeit they had partially truncated it given the weather to skip the highest elevation. That knocked the KM down from 75 to 65 - but given the extra mileage done on day 1 that seemed fair! The route still took us over the back of the Southern Caucasus - hence a lot of up and down - and for me 14 hours of tough going.
Friday - was the rest day - and started in glorious sunshine. A short walk from camp and and enormous vista of the Vardzia gorge opened up. The the storms and clouds rolled in and my knackered body allowed me to sleep though much of the afternoon and night.
Saturday- a short run down the 10km switchback road into Vardzia and a finish line at the site of the cave city. Given the slowest few in the field started an hour earlier, myself and 3 others crossed the line hand in hand as the very final finishers. Beer, food, and a walk up to the cave city.
Then all done. My 10th 250 km multi day completed. Feels like a good number to finish on..