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Sunday, 9 May 2010 - 09:33

Day 220  - Sat 8 May ~ 18,736km, Groblersdal, South Africa

I'm not sure if it was last night's moonshine, the thumping tunes until my normal wake up time or the unbelievable excess of birthday cake I consumed but I was feeling rotten this morning and it took a good few hours spinning for the effects to wear off.

Passing more private game reserves along the way I've had some cracking wildlife sightings over the last few days and I'm proud to say that on one particular downhill me and Bertha managed to overtake a spooked ostrich running parallel to the road at close to 50kph.

Moving into a mountainous region the scenery is beautiful, if more challenging and the roads are now lined with citrus, wine and cattle farms so vast that they have their own staff villages and football pitches. Other road users look like being my biggest danger in SA and with no hard shoulder I'm frequently being forced off the road by hooting trucks.

Accomodation isn't quite free tonight but I've manage to negotiate a great deal at a lekker guest house (as the Afrikaans would say).

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Hi Rob Your achievements have

Hi Rob

Your achievements have been amazing ! We trust that you will have a safe final run into the Sleepy Hollow (Pietermaritzburg) and a comfortable time building up for the Comrades. We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town.

Our very best wishes form Pete & Nina

Keeping on

Hi Rob, I'm James dad from the UK, James is really looking forwardto meeting up with you for the Comrades run. I wish I could be there also, we support for the Rome qualifier.

As always best care near the end, or else!

I wish you well in finding your running legs I'm sure you'll find the crouds an interesting contrast.

All the very best for your miles to come I guess in many ways it is just the start not the end.



Hi Rob Still looking every

Hi Rob

Still looking every day and still loving it! The Congo videos are a real eye opener. It's all gobsmackingly good. Nick G

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