FKT: Thomas Hill, Bruce Miller - Mornington Peninsula Walk (Victoria, Australia) - 2019-06-10

Gender
Male
Route Variation
Standard route
Style
Unsupported
Finish Date
Time (duration)
12h 45m 15s
Notes

The best thing about ultra running is the people you meet, the “organic” ideas that evolve during hours on a long run and the adventure of seeing how silly some of these ideas are. Last year I was silly enough to join Bruce over Queens Birthday weekend in realising one of Bruce’s silly ideas; run the Mornington Peninsula walk. 
Some say that doing the same silly things and expecting a different outcome is a form of insanity. So.. another Queens Birthday weekend, a rendezvous at the golden “Fatass” arches (aka Maccas) and another fatass trundle around the Peninsula. 
The tides were a fair bit higher this year making the 30km of beach between Gunamatta and Sorrento more of a walk than run but we had a little more in the legs this year to improve our time by 40 mins.
A highlight of the afternoon; trying to determine the best course of beach side first aid to implement in dealing with a testy blister. With no pins on hand to lance the blister, a choice of car keys or hopping was looking like our only options. Thankfully a quick thinking Mr Miller raised the prospect of using the sharp clasp on a multi purpose first aid device (aka snake bandage) and rescued my toe from a messy end with the car keys.
The 2018 edition was a year of working out the route and getting it done on over cooked legs. 2019 was a day of contemplation. Is it the person who comes up with the same silly idea again, insane? Or is it the fool who follows? Again.
 

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Note:  Public taps were used to get water.