Todays runners consisted of fellas who enjoyed a few extra hours in bed due to the later start time and the desert junkies who just couldn’t get enough following the earlier drive.
With all safety checks done and warm up started we made our way through some climbs. The wind swept dunes and sun high in the sky made reading the terrain a challenge which exposed a damaged front fender on one of the FJ’s during the first break, as this was mostly cosmetic damage we agreed to continue rather than retire the car.
Making our way past through some sight seeing tourists we headed towards big red through some tricky terrain with sharp crests and pockets of soft sand which claimed two simultaneous pop outs for our pop our bro’s and a series of stucks which were quickly handled by the support team.
With temperatures approaching 40 and engines on full ignition we made a series of passes around iftar bowl, an assisted recovery here gave an opportunity for a break and engine cool down before making our way to the finish line.
A special thanks to Marshall Marc for the support and expert guidance and second lead Marcin for the great comms.
See you on the sand soon.