Dave finds his ‘desert fit­ness’ on run

Central and North Burnett Times - - BURNETT SPORT - Noel Thomp­son noel.thomp­son@cnbtimes.com.au

IN THE lat­est on Dave Holleran ver­sus the Great Vic­to­ria Desert bat­tle, Dave started run­ning at 2pm on July 1 from Emu Junc­tion and en­coun­tered a lot of sand dunes.

But he pushed through 64.9km on the first day.

He said day two brought a lot less sand and at the end of the day Dave had more than 130km be­hind him.

The third day brought more sand hills and desert ter­rain to over­come. Dave con­quered 195.1km, with a marathon up­hill sand track de­feated by the end of the day.

Day four ended with 259.8km be­hind him. Dave said his “desert fit­ness is kick­ing in”.

At the end of day five and 336.9km be­hind him, Dave was now pick­ing up the pace.

The team was un­sure of its ex­act po­si­tion at the end of day six but they are on track and are some­where in Western Aus­tralia.

“From here it looks like bet­ter run­ning con­di­tions ahead and we are look­ing to­ward a Fri­day fin­ish,” Dave said.

PHOTO: CON­TRI- BUTED

START: Dave Holleran runs out of Emu Junc­tion.

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