Saturday, 15 April 2006

300--MdS Stage 2 35km St 3 38km St 4 55km St 5 42.2km

St 2 was bloody hot. I was sneezing on the start line. walked the whole way. very hard 62 dnf ed . St 3 was a total disaster very very hot. 80 withdrawals. got to cp 2 and almot collapsed, was dizzy, vomiting, nausea, cold, clammy, yuk. took 90min at the cp, the irish guy was lying next to me in a coma. the organisation seemed to miscalculate the water ration.I decided against an iv and took an extra bottle 1,5L and took a 1hr penalty. Funny you dont get a penalty for an IV with as many bags as you need. But two IVs and you are out. Stupid rules.. Vomited all the way home almost missed the cp3 cut HOT. The 4th stage was hard, they cut the distance from 72km to 55km, I had zero energy, took 50 breaks slept for 2hrs on course. ate dinner for 90 min at cp 5, hurt lots. but the desert is so beautiful at night. most enjoyale part so far. Got in at 3am exhausted but pleased to still be in the race. Day off yesterday. Marathon today felt strong. 155 out so far biggest ever dnf. B

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At 15 April 2006 at 10:38 am, Anonymous J said...

Hey B, can't send you any more messages on MDS, and as per usual, they've decided to keep us all up in the air by not posting any results for 12 hours. But it looks like you've finished the marathon stage and that is fantastic! and finished feeling strong ... even better. Don't tell me... this is when you come into your own, 200+ km into a desert run. Love you loads and so so proud of you. xxx J

At 15 April 2006 at 2:24 pm, Blogger Horrie said...

Nearly there Brendan. You are one tough fella. You have had to dig very deep to get where you are. Total respect!

At 15 April 2006 at 2:43 pm, Blogger 2P said...

What a war of attrition!

Not many stages to go now, almost there - how good is that???

Great stuff Brendan.

At 16 April 2006 at 3:50 am, Blogger blkbox said...

Bloody hell mate - one HUGE effort - looking forward to reading about your experiences on your return

At 17 April 2006 at 6:20 am, Blogger MDS Rich said...

Well done Brendan. I've been following the race on the website. I'm really pleased to see that you have completed all stages! So many abandons this year, the hardest MDS yet. Very impressed. I look forward to a detailed report so I can pick up all the tips I can for 2008!.

Well done again.


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