The Saluki started off the day a place ahead of yesterdays finishing place due to a fellow competitor having transmission problems on the start line.
72Km into the first 90Km section the call came in that the team fear to receive. The Dog's not well, the Dog itself is fine it's the guide-dog Tim that's ill. He's suffering from de-hydration.
The team make the sensible decision to request assistance using the emergency system installed in the vehicle. A medi-vac helicopter is soon on it's way directly to their exact location to airlift Tim to the local Moreeb hospital.
Tim had been following all the guidelines for hydration and had even been attending the hydration clinic to provide blood tests to check for symptoms of de-hydration.
Tim, before getting airlifted out would like to apologise to everyone for what he feels is letting the team down. The team however feel that the lows as well as the highs are all part of the challenge.
Mark completed the last 18Km to PC1 on his own and from there returned to the bivouac and finished the day there.
Saluki are up for the challenge again tomorrow - Tim has just returned from the Doctors and he's got a race worthy certificate for tomorrow. We'll keep you posted.
-credit: Team Saluki