Eddie Iz Running - Wednesday 19th August
19 Aug 2009
The team weren’t able to wait at the finish point yesterday so Eddie got in the rickshaw to met them when he’d finished his 20th marathon. Before he arrived, a car full of girls pulled up next to them. They’d been driving up and down the road looking for him for ages. The team had got some streamers, party poppers and bunting prepared to celebrate his achievement. A Lady in a nearby house came out and donated money, then the neighbours came out and so there was a little gathering of people eating ice cream all waiting for Eddie. They had champagne in plastic cups.
At the hotel restaurant, there were streamers and party hats for everyone and balloons all as a surprise for Eddie when he came down! Susanne who works at the hotel, made a lovely cake. It was amazing, it had running shoes on it and candles shaped like a 20. They all sang happy 20th marathon to him! Although there was champagne available, everyone restrained themselves and went to bed at 11.30pm as they had to get up early! So rock and roll!
Eddie left ∏ hour later today, just East of the A75 at about 9.40am. The road is very busy with lots of trucks, so it’s a tough one to run. Eddie went through Dumfries towards the Bridge of Dee. It was just remote farmland for most of the day, with not a pub in sight! An ultra marathon lady ran with Eddie just out of Dumfries. The team are trying desperately to keep things dry in the van as it’s wet outside all the time. Eddie got some more insoles for his trainers. They are special ones that correct his altered foot pattern!
Please sponsor Eddie on the Sport Relief donation page here.
You can watch footage on the BBC website here.