Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Day 15

Although out of reach from normal mobile phone reception, Mark has a satellite phone for emergencies and the odd radio interview!

Day 15 started with a call live on 720 ABC Perth.  This is the early morning breakfast show aired in Australia and hosted by Jonathan Morrell.  Jonathan was a great support to Mark in Perth and continues to spread good word of the run.

Mark sounded in good spirits and described the current conditions on the Eyre Highway as well as the daily perils that he is faced with.  Mark continued along the Eyre Highway clocking up another 27 miles before his second radio interview for the day.  This time it was with Gary and Lisa from the Real Radio breakfast show. 

Mark had this to say before speaking to them: "27 miles done 34 Celsius   Battled all day so far".  

Click here to be directed to the interview. 

Approximately 4 hours after speaking to Gary and Lisa (and Jack), Mark finished day 15 on 41.25 miles: "41.25 miles done.  Quick last 7". I'm sure you'll agree that this is a great result.  41 miles target achieved as well as an extra 0.25 - this takes the grand total of miles run to 542.67.  This leaves Mark just 31.33 miles behind the overall schedule.  As ever Mark tries to be as detailed as possible with his descriptions, here's an update on the feet situation: "60 minutes of foot treatment.  Two toenails gone.  Lots of pain."

Day 15.

Day 15 approximate location.