78.5km â€“ 9H43â€™
Average heart beats per minute 110
This Saturday should have been rainy but we are lucky because the god â€śRaâ€ť is with us. We understand that it will change so letâ€™s take advantage of the good weather.
PlĂ©rin 7:15 AM, the center of town is ablaze and the church looks like a jewel in its case, whereas 7 runners cross the town which is deserted at this early hour. Erwan and his friends have arrived to run with Serge from the start. For the first 9 kilometers the support team depends on them to guide Serge to TrĂ©muson. Itâ€™s sultry, the runners are sweating but an icy wind comes up exactly at the col de Marhalla, which we think is a strange name for a pass in Brittany. It must mean something (if anyone knows we would be happy to have the information).
In spite of stomach cramps, Erwan runs more than a marathon, a distance he has never exceeded before today. On the way to a place called â€śSenven,â€ť in front of a charming church, the CCPB gang and Francis are waiting for us and finish the stage. So itâ€™s a small group that reached the town of Bourbriac. Church bells tell us itâ€™s noon.
We follow the direction to Gurunhuel and on the D22 we mark 1000 km with a sign hand crafted by RenĂ© and which most probably will be used again soonâ€¦
1000 km in 14 days, 3 hours and 15 minutes. Serge is holding to his average and to his goal.
When we reach the village of PlounĂ©vez-MoĂ«dec we realize that itâ€™s Halloween because children in disguise are walking around the streets. This morning we saw no sign of his holiday.
The caravan reaches Belle-Isle-en-Terre after crossing a long, sinuous, woodland road. At PlounĂ©rin Serge is met by a team of runners from the â€śRederien Plouberâ€ť club and we learn that in Breton rederien is the word for run.
We leave the CĂ´tes dâ€™Armor to enter the FinistĂ¨re department at the end of the day. Sergeâ€™s legs hurt; he feels like he has been running on a roller coaster all day. Tomorrow it will be the same, if not worse, because the road undulates all the way to Brest.
Positive ascent for the day = 1996 meters
Town : Le Ponthou
GPS : N 48.56627Â° - W 003.63641Â°