Sahara Race: 5 October / 16h30 local time

Greetings from camp 5 ("Half Moon") at the end of stage 4 (40.6km)

Made it in one piece in 7h45. Just feels amazing to be here. Another tough hot day, with the wind straight from the front for most of the day.

Now for the big one. After running almost 4 marathons in the past 4 days, tomorrow we take on 86.4km - a Comrades on tired legs! Tonight I'm getting rid of everything in my bag not needed tomorrow or on Friday.

My aim is to run/walk the first 50km to the rest camp, take a break for a few hours, and then start running again in the late afternoon and finish somewhere on Thursday night / Friday morning.

My biggest challenge at the moment is my legs - badly sun burned yesterday and very sensitive in today's weather.

I have a few more blisters, but will be able to survive tomorrow - I hope.

I did today's run with the red armband of the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), and tomorrow it is the turn of SCORE (yellow armband).

Please support the "No Pain No Gain" fundraising campaign with a donation, and encourage others to do the same!!!

Once again thank you for all the messages and comments. Please keep them coming.

The next time I give you an update will hopefully be on Friday after the long run.

Wish me luck.

David

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