After moving camp last night, the runners settled down again to ready themselves for a shorter than expected day of desert running. Many of them made it to the day's finish camp in less than two hours - and they were soon taking advantage of the river and the opportunity to rest up before the long day.
Bodies seemed scattered around the camp area in any bit of shade. Bathers splashed in the river and a holiday atmosphere saw all the runners able to relax and enjoy each other's company. It's a process of getting to know each other that culminates into a unique bond as they cross that ultimate finish line on the last day.