10 hours Uden After midnight: Now the race really begins
Zondag 12 oktober 2003
It is the start of new day. Next to me, is Cor westhuis, now called the ‘most wellknown ultrarunner of the Netherlands (after his successful trip from Lisbon to Moscow, on 8th pace). His impressions of tyhis Uden race.
“There are already 80 runners who covered more than 100 km within 10 hours: this will possibly result in more than 50 runners finishing with over 200 km. That will be an unprecedented result.”
Cor judged the weather as perfect, and he is not afraid of the low temperatures later this night. The sky is still clouded so the predicted temperature around freezing point is possibly not happening at all.
His special interst is for Hiroko Okiyama and for Janne Kankaansyrja. Tomorrow afternoon he will take them home to Dalfsen, where they will enjoy some days of friendship. After the Transeurope Footrace there are special ties for ever.
According to Cor Westhuis, this Uden 24 hours will be the final race for Wolfgang Schwerk. At the moment he is on 34th place, which is rather unsatisfying compared to his personal best. But the insiders know that he has seen it all, and will quitte competing in the German team after this event.