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31-Mar-2013 Updates from Bangladesh side

Monday 1 April 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Chris Hesse who is the remaining teacher from last year’s Bangla-Dash still in Bangladesh has been busy coordinating my support crew to meet me on the Bangladeshi side of the border. Marc Favre is now in Dubai and is still actively coordinating building designs.

They have posted some updates to their blog – check here for any more recent updates: http://bangladashblog.blogspot.in

It’s bringing home to me that this is a great thing to be doing !

Recent updates here:
– 7mar – bangla-dash 2013 http://bangladashblog.blogspot.in/2013/03/bangla-dash-2013.html

– 29mar – update from chris http://bangladashblog.blogspot.in/2013/03/and-that-brings-us-to-where-we-are-now_29.html

– 30mar – building starts 1 april http://bangladashblog.blogspot.in/2013/03/april-1st-day-1-for-building.html

Details so far, from chris, hope I don’t disappoint :

April 4th – Kevin arrives at Benapole (border)  has hotel booked and rests eats on his own.  Chris, Allen and Eric depart Dhaka at 9:00 or 10:00 and drive to Benapole (departure time to be confirmed).  Arrive sometime in the AM.  Need to confirm Kevin’s morning departure time and hotel booking.

April 5th- Support team finds Kevin early AM and follows for the day.  Kevin runs past Jessore at around 50k we stop then back track in van to Jessore for the night.

April 6th- Early morning departure (5:00am?)  50k run  Stay in Gopalganj.  Need to book hotels ahead of time or possibly stay with Tim Koehn’s family.

April 7th- Early morning departure (5:00am?) 50k run.  Not sure where to stay, this depends on how far we make it.  If we get to Mawa ferry then we can stay at Padma resort on the other side of river and the final day will be an easy run- 35k or so. 

April 8th- Early morning departure (5:00am?) finish the run. 

I am planning to bring the following food items:
whole wheat bread
peanut butter
trail mix
cut up carrots and cucumbers
hard boiled eggs
Rice and Dal
pancakes (cooked ahead of time)
pasta- (three dinner dishes: pasta with spaghetti sauce, pasta-white beans with sage, orzo with peas and mint)

UHT milk for the cereal and general drinking, Water, Gatorade, Clif Shot blocks and various running gels, Power bars

I also am bringing the following items: toilet paper, cups, plates, bowls, spoons, knives and forks

  1. Monday 1 April 2013 at 06:39

    Loving the updates Kev. Reminding of my 6 months in India just after I left school. An amazing country!

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