Saturday, 17 October 2009
Through the seven hour point and Ian is still going well. The minor roller coaster of highs and lows appear to be continuing as the minutes become hours and the laps mount up. Ian has just completed 165 laps in 7:22:25. This is slightly outside the plan but Ian has decided to not be driven by his goal but to keep moving forward positively. It's likely that we'll be back on track after a few strong laps. The first casualty of the race, a young fella whose support crew were next to us, has retired with a gammy knee...oh how I know how that feels. It's dark now and the track is floodlit. Either the night time, the artificial light or a chat with his lovely wife has had a fortunate effect on Ian cos he's shifting like Mike Mason with an Essex Constabulary cop car in his rear view mirror right now. Get in Ian!!