/ Jez Bragg, Te Araroa trail.
He's ccurrently on his first rest day (day 37) having covered nearly 2300k in that time, oh and he kayaked the cook straight and other sections!
Anyway, fascinating blog and a quite tremendous effort, just seeing what he eats is amazing. Have a look, he's doing well.
This is awesome I have to say. It's not getting much press either. And it should be IMHO.
His "rest days" were caused by a giardia infection, which must have knocked him about a bit, he's now back on 75k a day which shows he has incredible mental toughness. Jez is also only a youngster in terms of endurance athletes (31 yr old), many years to go.
When I was in NZ 4 years ago I ran some of the routes he's been on, simply beautifull and I can't wait to go back, but I also appreciate how tough some sections of it are.
Congratulations Jez. Incredible effort.
Looks like he's going to finish it today. Amazing!
I like this bit, man after my own heart!
"Jez says that he’s kept the expedition as comfortable as possible by doing it British-style. “I’ve taken quite a British approach. I have my fried breakfast in the morning. I drink my tea. Everyone asks, ‘What sports and recovery drinks are you taking?’ None, I drink chocolate milk and eat potato chips and chocolate. I eat really substantial meals. Solid, hardy food has worked.”
Poor bugger. Ran all that way only to end up in Bluff - what a dump ;)
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