And finally – the race report

Thankfully all the swelling is going down and I’m starting to feel my body belongs to me again. I’m more or less on the right continent. Still craving chocolate and cake though. Race report is done – sorry it’s so long but it was a long race. I can’t say thank you enough for all…

It’s over ….

The race is over. Sometime before dawn last Thursday morning I crossed the finish line. More or less intact physically, holding steady mentally and glowing spiritually. An amazing experience with an incredible God in a magnificent place. Race report to follow. Thanks to all who have prayed for me, supported me, befriended me and kept…

The whole nine yards

This was the whole route, all 436 miles, made harder by the cold in the first days, then the snowing in the middle and then the relative warmth at the end causing a lot of over-flowwhich had to be to be crossed. If you break through and get wet it can be lethal. Yann Berest-Butler…

Scroggie Creek

The 46 miles from Pelly Farm (see a tough day in Toy-Town) to Scroggie Creek took 44 hours 40 minutes. Pat arrived at 4:50 in the morning. This is what it looked like at day break. One mph for almost two days non-stop. Not an easy leg.

Solomon’s Dome – the last 50 miles

The leg to Scroggie Creek was very, very hard: 41 hours without shelter or respite to cover 71 miles.  So, now at Indian River, 385 miles behind her and 51 miles to go to Dawson City – climbing over Solomon’s Dome. The conditions have been tough,  very tough. So far 23 of the 40 athletes…

Hilly

This is the profile for the 72 miles from Pelly Farm to Scroggie Creek. The climbs are about 1,000 ft.  At an average speed when moving of about 1.4 mph it’s taking about 2 days plus. Pat’s just gone “off radar”, (her tracker has stopped bleeping which might just be batteries have given out. It’s…

Progress after 5 days

Inspite of her lost time and the the challenging conditions, Pat still manages to be ahead of all but 3 other athletes. [Mike]

More on the Brakes

If you are following Pat’s progress on the Trackleaders.com web site, you can see the 5 hours (back arrow) making a total time taken to transit Carmacks about 16 hours. Still she’s not racing, she’s there for the wilderness she loves, . [Graph from Trackleaders]  

Broken Brakes

Set off from Carmacks only had to return after some miles when my rear brake came apart. Thanks to Glen (once again) it was repaired.  Lost time and more wasted energy. 5 hours delay before finally leaving Carmacks.  [always somewhat alarming to me when I see the track go out then and return to a…