Team This is the way is headed for Antarctica! We completed the 3,173 miles of region 3, through Chile and Argentina yesterday, and are now headed for the longest region – a frozen trek across Antarctica (we seem to be having the weather for it).
We had started region 3 on 21st November, and finishing on 8th January means it took us a total of 49 days, averaging 64.75 miles per day as a team.
I managed to log the most miles for the team in this region with 490.3, putting me in 72nd place for the region at time of finishing, at the team in 48th place (but this all changes as other teams and individuals finish).
We have now completed 3 regions (8,779 miles) in a total of 131 days, averaging 67 miles per day. The total 30,208 miles of the trip would take us 451 days at that rate, well within the 16 month cut-off for a silver buckle.
Team This is the way finally made it through Peru last night as I slept (having logged 8 miles in the morning). This completed the 3,094 miles of region 2. We started on 5th October, and finished on 20th November, taking a total of 47 days.
I managed to log 421.21 miles this region, second to Susan who rounded up to a very nice 500. At time of finishing that put the team 48th, and my personal position was 149th (though these all change as other teams complete the region).
We bagged ourselves the lovely trophies below, and I got to kick off region 3 in Chile this morning.
82 days in, and 5,606 miles down. That’s an average of just over 68 miles a day. The 30,208 total miles would take us 444 days at that rate. Perfect for a silver (16 months) buckle).
Team This is the way arrived at Fort Sherman (to board the boat from the mouth of the Panama canal) on 5th October 2020. This completed region 1 of the circumpolar race around the world in a total of 35 days. A little slower than needed for the 12-month gold buckle, but a lot of the team members live in California and had a week to ten days of not being able to run due to the poor air quality from the forest fires.
I managed to complete 305.84 miles over the course of the region (finishing 293rd of 2003 runners), and got to see my teammates start on region 2 in Colombia on the same day we finished (my 8 miles for the day counted towards region 1). A small change in personnel with two runners dropping out having brought us home with their final 16 miles, but another two joining for the next 3,094 miles from Colombia to Peru.
The first week of CRAW (circumpolar race around the world) is over! A short week (that started on Tuesday), but as a team we have managed to log 486.74 miles (including my 8.003 this morning). This places us 19.38% of the way through region 1, just approaching the big left turn at Citrofrut Paso Largo (a fruit juice company) which will take us towards the coast again.
It all started with being sent your CRAW passport, along with an email confirming you’d been granted all of the necessary visas and filled in all of the required forms (which was a nice touch), as well as there being a downloadable race bib with your name and number.
The wizards at CRAW HQ have made a map where you can track where you are as a team, as well as for each individual.
You can track where I am here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/95983/IndividualResult/LBbk?resultSetId=212380#U45842034
The leading running team has already made it to Guatemala, logging 1,269.85 miles, which is awesome! Their least active runner has logged 70.70 miles, whilst their most active has logged 253.30! They clearly mean business, and it should mean that region 2 as to be opened up soon. In comparison they have run further than all but the top 6 multi-sport teams (the top team is already in Nicaragua).