Spirit of India
March 29, 2016
Srinigar, 33.1km and total distance 4416.7km
The Spirit of India Run is done. Today, Pat Farmer took his last step at the Nishal Gardens in Srinagar, Kashmir to finish his epic run across India with a final total of 4400km.
The Australian ultra-marathon legend em...
March 28, 2016
Banihal to Anantnag, 80.7km
Tomorrow was the day it would all come to a close and it was literally and figuratively uphill from here on out.
The entire team was in overdrive to make things as perfect as they could be. For some of us it was the longest and most challengin...
March 27, 2016
Patnitop to Banihal, 83km
“What’s a shooting stone?” the crew photographer asked as he was hanging off the side – by this point in the journey, hanging off the side of the car felt as natural as sitting on the front porch.
The driver screamed at him to get back into the...
March 24, 2016
Gurdaspur to Pathankot, 44km
Josh left us this morning.
It was a sombre farewell – the evening before we brought out a cake and some candles. Pat put on John Denver’s Leaving on a Jet Plane from a tiny speaker and we all took turns serenading him. The girls – Tania and K...
The Australian government and Pat Farmer support the girl child. The following is a message from the Australian Consulate General:
The Australian Consulate General in Mumbai has provided a grant of A$20,870 through the Direct Aid Program to the K.C. Mahindra Trust’s Pr...
March 20, 2016
Ludhiana to Jalandhar, 80.5km
The cars had fallen behind. They were caught in a traffic jam that was not moving. Any attempt to go around would result in them falling off the side of the road and into the ravine below.
From the top of our car, as we were running down the...
March 19, 2016
Rupnagar to Ludhiana, 83.2km
When Pat puts in his earphones it’s his universal sign for “I want to run alone”. At this point, unless you’re bringing him a cold drink or some important news, he doesn’t want to be disturbed.
Yesterday he had his earphones in for 40km as he...
March 12, 2016
Chhata to Baghola 66.1km
The power during the concert as the storm hit. It’d been a long day, but finding shelter in the rain, in the dark, while eating cake was bliss.