Here are the photos.
Reverse order seems to be the norm with the uploading. So the first photos are along Bobbin Head Road and the earlier photos are 300m from the Bobbin Head turn off at Mt Colah.
Just view them from the last page if you want to see the order of runners.
Update: while we are waiting for the results
Got up late today. It was a very unpleasant day outside and I decided not to take the bike out along the course and at midday I went to the shops and brought some goodies for the runners doing the PMC 2007
It is amazing how these runners and their bodies can run a predictable pace. I estimated they would be between Berowra and Mt Colah turnoff. I saw Milov and a km later Brick at around Mr Kurringai. I could not turn around till almost Berowra when I did I managed to get to 300m from the Bobbin Head turn off and quickly opened the boot in time to give Milov some food. I forgot to take a photo of him so I then decided later I had to go towards Turramurra to get a shot of him. I stayed in this spot for 90 minutes waiting for the runners to come through. It was pouring most of the time and before long I was soaked.
About 20 minutes after Milov
the Trailwalker runners came through as a group including Barney, then ten minutes later John and Innes followed by Graham W about half an hour later looking remarkably dry. It was 2:00pm. He had stopped in a servo and dried himself with a hand dryer. I rang Kevin to see where the last runner was and he said he was a bit further back and when he saw him he was quite self contained. I was sorry I did not get to see him.
It was now an hour since the leaders had been through so I headed off to Turramurra and gambled a left hand turn into Bobbin Head Road hoping they were still coming out of the park. I was getting nervous and then just in front of the Golf Course I saw Milov. He crossed over got a few provisions and headed off and I looked up and there was Brick. He had made up a km or so. It was now 2:18. You can see in the photos how close they are to each other. I jumped back in the car to the exit of the park and there was Barney
only 3 minutes behind. It was 2:21pm and I quickly stopped to see if he needed anything, took another photo and he powered on.
I now drove to near the exit of the park and Louis and Thrax
joined me ( they were with me at Mt Colah as well) and I thought I left my camera case on the roof of the car after Barneys photo and was about to get it when I found it in the car. At 2:40pm a second of the Trailwalker
runners came through and it seemed the two others had pulled out. At 2:55pm John Ellis
came through and a minute later Innes
- they had reversed order since Mt Colah but there was not much in it. So now at 70km there was 35 minutes between the runners except for Graham W
and the last runner. By this stage it was absolutely pouring and I was just standing on the road listening to the Continuous Calll Team on my radio in the boot of the car. A couple of retired couples stopped to talk to me about what I was doing. And in an area where there is usually heaps of cyclists I only saw one. Around this time I rang Colin to put an update on Cool Running. He was about to go for a ride.
At about 3:30pm Graham W came through. He almost pulled out here but after some chocolate he came good and I said I would meet him at the Pacific Highway turn off. On the way through I saw Innes and he had had a 10 minute break and I parked in the rain and assumed my normal position leaning on the boot listening to the radio under the boot. Graham got to me by 4:30 and he said he felt better and after stocking up on provisions I saw him heading down the Pacific Highway with the aim of going to Chatswood and then home.
Well that is my day. Now I just need to know the results.