Day 10: Festering, Fetid, Fractious, FLIES

Flies should be eliminated from the face of the earth. If they do serve some purpose (god knows how they could be useful in any way. For eliciting confessions from criminals hardened to traditional torture methods. A day in a room with a swarm of flies should do it),...

Days 8, 9, 10: Baboons, Bakeries and Boiling Beds

Sorry for the silence everyone! Not a lot of wifi spots on this run. Now on day 11 of my 724km run across Zimbabwe, but let me catch y’all up. Had to reroute slightly and rejoin the main road. At the end of Day 7, had to go back to Kwekwe to get a new phone, mine...

Days 4 – 7: Arrests, ankles and ants

Day 4 So to recap day three, stayed at a friend’s place in Kadoma. They were fantastic hosts, just like the Bowens, the first thing they did was offer me a shower (I am assuming this was out of their hostly generosity and not because I stumbled in looking like an...

Day 2 and 3

             Day 2: After finally drifting off at 4, was woken up at 5 to make my gungho promise of a six am start the night before. I mumbled something incoherent and went back to sleep, but only till six. We had a quick camping breakfast, and was ready to run by...

On the Run: Day One

Normally I make a list of points then write up; this time the points were clearer than the inevitable waffling three pages. To give a bit of context, I am on a 724km run for charity. Took off a bit late (well only twelve days) largely because the support vehicle we...