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Tasmanian Times production ground to a painful halt on Friday after the Editor boarded the Bruny ferry with his ultra-marathon running mate James Crotty for the annual Bruny Ultra. A night in a tent as the rain pattered down and the pre-race wine was drunk. A 5.30am start and the peculiar agony of (nine hours in my case; eight for James) 64 kilometres of flats, hill, gravel, bitumen, one dead penguin, rain, blazing sun, then the peculiar, exquisite joy of touching the black door of the Bruny Lighthouse. (Read all about earlier Bruny pain, HERE, and Why the Bruny Ultra is good for you: HERE ). Then of course beer,  celebration and presentations in the pub (Full results will be posted). Bruny Ultra handicap holder Dick Crotty, at 79, ran 36 kilometres with run mate Janine Crotty. What a night/day. But now we’re back at the keyboard, more dangerous than ever …