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PERU DAILY LOG.

CARRYING THE HEAVY BAG INTO PERU.

 

PERU 

PLANNED ROUTE FOR PERU PRESS > HERE

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INFORMATION ON PERU PRESS > HERE

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HISTORY OF PERU PRESS > HERE

MY ROUTE SO FAR FROM IRELAND AND ACROSS NORTH AMERICA.

 I AM NOW IN PERU HAVING RUN THE NORTHERN PORTION OF SOUTH AMERICA. I HAVE RUN ACROSS THE EQUATOR.  PLEASE VIEW MY ROUTE SO FAR, WEST AND SOUTH FROM THE FLAG TO MY CURRENT LOCATION IN PERU.  MY PROPOSED ROUTE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE RUN IS AS OUTLINED ON THE MAP.

 FINISH IN DUBLIN, IRELAND AT THE FLAG. PROPOSED FINISH DATE OCTOBER 28TH 2014.

PLEASE WAIT FOR MAP TO LOAD AFTER PRESSING > HERE  TO VIEW.

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PERU DAILY LOG.

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5TH MAY UPDATE….TOTAL TO DATE: 17,869KM FOR 427 ROAD DAYS.

MAY 5TH 2012. FROM KM 31 ON ROUTE 18 TO KM 46 IN SAYAN THEN TO ROUTE 1NC AT KM 0. AS FAR AS KM 15, NOTE SPOT TRACKER DID NOT UPDATE THIS LAST SEGMENT. 30KM TODAY.

MAY 4TH 2012 FROM KM 153 ON PAN AMERICAN HIGHWAY AS FAR AS JUNCTION 18 (EAST TOWARDS MOUNTAINS AND CUZCO) ROAD HAS NO SHOULDER, JUST 2 MTS OF ROCKY,UNEVEN GRAVEL. I RAN FROM KM 0 TO KM 31 = 31 KM TODAY.

MAY 1-3 IN LIMA FOR BUSINESS.INCLUDING PICK UP HEAVY BAG/RESEND TO HUANCAYO, AND PARCEL FROM HOME. ALSO A VISIT TO THE IRISH EMBASSY.

 PM MAY 3RD TRAVEL BACK TO ROUTE FOR RESTART TOMORROW INTO THE ANDES TOWARDS CUZCO.

APRIL 30TH 2012. FROM KM 196 TO KM 153 TO FINISH CLOSE TO JUNCTION 18 TOWARDS SAYAN.  43KM TODAY, FELT GOOD, TRAVEL TO LIMA. STAYING IN HOSTAL TROPICAL.

TOTAL 17711 KM FOR 423 ROAD DAYS.

29/4/2012. FROM KM 250 TO KM 196 (BARRANCA CROSSROADS ON PAN-AMERICAN HIGHWAY) LATE SLUGGISH START AND LATE FINISH. GOT A POLICE ESCORT TO FINISH. 54KM TODAY, GOOD DAY, I MANAGED TO RETRIEVE 3 OF MY 4 WATER DROPS ON THE ROAD,THAT SYSTEM WORKING GREAT! HEAVY TRAFFIC/GOOD SHOULDER. AM NOW 11 DEGREES BELOW THE EQUATOR. 

28/4/2012 FROM KM 296 TO KM 250 IN GRAMADAL = 46 KM TODAY. FELT STRONG AFTER A SLUGGISH START.

TOTAL 17,665KM FOR 422 ROAD DAYS.

27/4/2012 FROM KM 330 TO KM 296 = 34KM TODAY. LATE START,AM STRONG THEN PM VERY STRONG SAND STORM SAND BLASTING MY FACE EVEN THOUGH COVERED UP IT STILL GOT IN! ALSO MY LOWER LEGS AND SHOES KEPT FILLING UP, REGRET THROWING AWAY GAITORS!

26/4/2012. FROM KM 364 TO KM 330 = 34KM TODAY. STRONG HEADWIND, HEAVY TRAFFIC.

25/4/2012 FROM KM 401 TO KM 364 = 37KM TODAY, FELT STRONG.

24/4/2012 FROM KM 425 TO KM 401 = 24KM TODAY.

23/4/2012 FROM KM 457 TO KM 425 = 32KM TODAY RAN THRU A SMALL TUNNEL NEAR CHIMBOTE.

22/4/2012… 28KM TODAY..FROM 485 TO KM 457 ON PAN AMERICAN HWY.

TOTAL TO DATE 17,476KM FOR 416 ROAD DAYS.

SAT 21/4/2012 REST/OFFICE DAY IN HOTEL PLAYA, CHIMBOTE.

FRI 20/4/2012. FROM KM 501 ((CHAO) TO KM 485 ON PAN AMERICAN HIGHWAY. ONLY 16KM TODAY. SHORT TOUGH DAY. FINISHED EARLY BECAUSE 1. TOO FAR TO NEXT VILLAGE TO SECURE COMMUTE AND 2. TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY AND I WANTED A TOKEN RUN ON THE ROAD. I HAD THOUGHT ABOUT 55KM FOR 55 YEARS BUT NOT TODAY, I GOT A LIFE!

THURS 19/4/2012. FROM KM 519 IN VIRU TO KM 501 IN CHAO. TOUGH, HOT,HUMID 18KM DAY. STOPPED EARLY AS BUSES FOR MY COMMUTE DONT STOP ON THE ROAD AND TOO FAR TO NEXT VILLAGE AS I HAD A LATE START.

18/4/2012 FROM KM 569 IN TRUJILLO TO KM 519 AT VIRU BRIDGE. TOUGH DAY, A BIT TIRED, I WONDER WHY! TRUCKS AND HEADWIND BLOWING ME OFF THE SHOULDER.OH! AND 50KM TODAY

 

17/4/2012. TOTAL TO DATE: 17,215  KM FOR 409 ROAD DAYS.

17/42012 FROM KM 622 TO KM 569 IN TRUJILLO = 53KM TODAY. GOOD DAY, LOTS OF STOPS AND VERY LATE FINISH.

16/4/2012 FROM KM 674 IN SAN PEDRO DE LLAC TO KM 622. VERY SLUGGISH START BUT RAN STRONG AFTER 10KM. HOT AND STRONG HEADWIND AT TIMES. 52KM TODAY.

15/4/2012. FROM KM 710 IN CHEPIN TO KM 674 IN SAN PEDRO DE LLAC. 36KM TODAY. REALLY INTO THE DESERT NOW, LOTS OF SAND DUNES.

14/4/2012. FROM KM 744 IN MOCUPE TO KM KM 710 IN CHEPIN. 34KM TODAY, HOT AND TOUGH..WHAT DO YOU EXPECT IN THE DESERT :)

 

13/4/2012. Friday 13th was a nice day! Entering the desert area, gradually, lots of sand dunes and sand, what else? I could see the ocean to my right. This meant a very nice and cooling but strong headwind. Still nice shoulder, no dogs barked today! Nice people today. Start at yesterdays finish in Reque km 771 and finish at km 744 in Mocupe plaza (where I located another hotel for tomorrow, so will bring my pack to start, nice and neat, wish this would always happen) 27km today. Today I was suffering with dioreah as I have been last couple days! Another late start.

12/4/2012. From km 0 in Lambayeque the road soon rejoined the Pan American highway at km 798. I ran to km 771. Tough day, hot,humid and road was very busy as I ran thru a lot of urban area including Chiclayo city which is a large city. Finished at Reque at km 771, so 27km today, also a late start. Commuted back to Chiclayo but found a nice hotel called Hotel Eden at the finish point so will bring my pack there before  and return there tomorrow night, nice and neat, thats why today was a bit short. 

11/4/2012. I rested properly today. Got up for breakfast at 8am in hotel and went back to bed at 9am and slept till 3pm :)

10/4/2012. From km 40 to km 0 in Lambayeque. 40km, a decent day, commute to new bace in Chicalayo 8km away. Hot. Very nice hotel Hotel Kalu. Clean,plush,secure bargained from $40 to $12 a night :) breakfast included.

9/4/2012 From km 72 to km 40 = 32km.

8/4/2012. 50km :) Thats more like it!From km 122 thru Olmos and 20 km beyond as far as km marker 72. Great day, felt strongest since S America start but tired towards end. Commute back to Olmos. The place is overun by cockroaches! Well named as the place is barely functioning and has no internet service.

7/4/2012 24km today from km 146 to 122. Another late start due to commute problems. Very hot and humid day, I was very tired.

6/4/2012. Locate to new base  in Olmos. very late start due to not much traffic to commute back to yesterdays finish at km 158, today is Good Friday. I should have taken a  rest day as by the time I ran 12km to marker 146 it was time to head back!

5/4/2012. FROM KM 194 TO KM 158 = 36 KM RUN TODAY ON ROUTE 1B COMMUTE BACK TO CHULUCANAS. FELT GOOD TODAY, RUNNING IN LOWER LANDS. NO SERVICES/SHOPS AFTER KM 2 TODAY, I DONT EXPECT MUCH FOR NEXT 70KM

4/4/2012.  FROM KM MARKER 0 IN CHULUCANAS TO KM 10 AND THEN KMS RESET TO KM 205, SO RAN TO KM 194. = 21KM RUN TODAY.

3/4/2012. FROM KM MARKER 35 JUST OUTSIDE OF TAMBO GRANDE ON ROUTE 1B TO KM 0 IN CHULUCANAS. TODAY 30KM. MANY BRIDGES MISSING OR TOO LOW DUE TO POOR INFACTRUCURE, SO LOTS OF WADING ACROSS! HOT AND HUMID. COMMUTE BACK TO BASE IN TAMBO GRANDE. WEDNESDAY I WILL MOVE TO NEW BASE IN CHULUCANAS. MY STOMACH HAS BEEN A LOT BETTER THESE LAST TWO DAYS AS NOW I DONT DRINK LOCAL WATER, TOO BAD HERE.

2/4/2012. 20KM TODAY. FROM KM MARKER 1090 ON PAN-AMERICAN HIGHWAY TO TAMBO GRANDE AT KM 1075 AND THEN 5 KM FROM KM MARKER 35 TO KM 30 ON ROUTE 1B TOWARDS CHULUCANAS, OLMOS AND CHICLAYO.

 HOT, STICKY DAY.

UPDATE SUNDAY 1ST APRIL. TOTAL TO DATE: 16,896KM/10,498.7 MILES  FOR 398 ROAD DAYS.

I TOOK A REST/ LOGISTICS DAY ON FRIDAY AFTER CROSSING TO PERU.

NO PLACE TO SEND THE HEAVY BAG ON FROM, SO I HAVE TO LUMP IT AROUND ON MY COMMUTING!

AM IN GREAT FORM.

SATURDAY 31ST/3/2012.  37KM RUN FROM KM MARKER 1160 AT BORDER TO KM 1123.

COMMUTE TO LOS LOMAS BASE.

SUNDAY 1ST/APRIL/2012. 33KM RUN. FROM KM MARKER 1123 TO KM 1090. FLATISH STAGE AND FELT STRONG TODAY. A RECORD NUMBER OF PEOPLE CALLED ME ” LOCO ” TODAY, PERHAPS MORE TODAY THAN THE WHOLE TRIP PUT TOGETHER (SERIOUSLY) AND LOOK WHAT DAY IT IS TODAY… SPEAKS VOLUMES, DOESN´T IT :) COMMUTE TO NEW BASE IN TAMBO GRANDE

 

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5 Responses to “PERU DAILY LOG.”

  1. Ann Says:

    Pity you cant get somewhere to post bag onto. Must be an awful pain dragging it around. Who said it would ever be easy!!! Hope you manage to sort something with it :)

  2. theworldjog Says:

    Hi Ann. Not many post offices around. I hardly remember seeing one since the S America start in Colombia! There is a courier service in Piura which is not on my route because of danger but also if you look south and zoom in south of there, absolutely NADA for 200km all the way to Chiclayo! That route is parallel to the one I am on at the moment. The road I am on is a bit rough but has more services. I also need to keep an eye on things like Easter, this weekend, as things may close up for a few days here!
    I finished up in Chulucanas today and will move to a new base in a hotel there on Wed morning. Before I leave Tampo Grande I will send the Heavy Bag onto Lima bus depot as they will hold onto it for a month. Its about 900km away.

    Today I did 30km About 7 or 8 bridges were missing or were very low, so a bit of wading thru ankle deep water! Hope it will be ok all the way to Chiclayo!

  3. kevin scanlon Says:

    hey tony, its great to see the tracker moving steadily south!!!! be careful with the dodgy water and stay safe. kevin

  4. stewart cochrane Says:

    all the best to Tony

    enjoy peru

    stewart and bernie newfoundland
    canada

  5. Serena Says:

    Happy Easter tony. Hope u managed to cram in an egg or two! Read ur article in the Sunday times! A two page spread. Was a great read. Happy running :)

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I have always considered myself to be an average runner. In school, I was even bullied for I was a sports wimp. Through hard work, dedication, perseverance, self-belief and a strong mind I succeeded in not only running around the world but breaking four ultra running world records during my competitive career. Having previously cycled around the world I didn't start running until I was almost 30. Then I had a dream of running around the world. For many reasons, I waited for over 20 years. One reason was to establish my pedigree as an endurance athlete. I started and finished my world run as the current World Record-Holder for 48 Hours Indoor Track 426 kilometres (265 miles), a record I have held since 2007. I also broke and still hold the World Record for 48 hours on a Treadmill 405 kilometres (251 miles) in 2008. When I retired from competition, more pleasing than any of my world, European or Irish records I had the respect of my fellow athletes from all over the world - in my opinion, sports greatest reward - an achievement I am most proud of. Then I finally put myself out to pasture, to live my ultimate dream to run around the world! This blog was written on the road while I struggled to find places to sleep and to recover from running an average of 43.3 kilometres or 27 miles per day for 1,165 road days. There were many nights I typed this blog on a smart phone, so fatigued my eyes closed. Many journalists and endurance athletes have referred to my world run as the most difficult endurance challenge ever attempted. During my expedition I rarely had any support vehicles, running mostly with a backpack. In the more desolate areas I pushed my gear, food and water in a cart which I called Nirvana, then I sent her on ahead to run with my backpack once again over altitudes of almost 5,000 metres in the Andes. I stayed in remote villages where many people had never seen a white person before. I literally met the most wonderful people of this world in their own backyard and share many of those amazing experiences in this blog. My run around the world took 4 years. There were no short cuts, I ran every single metre on the road while seeking out the most comprehensive route across 41 countries, 5 continents, I used 50 pair of running shoes and my final footstep of the run was exactly 50,000 kilometres, (almost 31,000 miles) I eventually finished this tongue in cheek named world jog where I started, at the finish line of my city marathon. I started my global run with the Dublin Marathon on October 25th 2010 and finished with the Dublin Marathon on October 27th 2014 at 3 05pm! Thank you for your support, I hope you can share my unique way of seeing the world, the ultimate endurance challenge! Read more...

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