Pong Yaeng Trail 2018 (100km, 4,800m elevation gain) : 10 November 2018
My biggest and longest challenge to date. Flagging off at 5am, the weather was a pleasant air-con cool and would largely stay the same throughout. However the skies opened up after about 6 hours and the rain would remain heavy and relentless to the early evening. This made for a slippery ‘peanut butter’ mud fest which really tested your footing on the steep climbs and descents. So glad I packed my trekking poles as it steadied and gave me leverage. A real life-saver in the conditions! Visibility was also poor and limited as we ascended into the misty mountains. This was when a crucial turn was missed. ‘Bonus’ 2 km gained to go along with the 2 leech bites I discovered post-race! Kudos to the organisers for plotting a great course with clear trail markings and well stocked aid stations. Most thankful for the company of Eddy @superunknown74 and Kay @leekaylian for large sections of the race as we followed through on our race plan and finished about an hour ahead of our target time. PYT 100 done in 23 hours and 5 minutes! What a wicked race!
Jersey Shore beautiful 🙌
The morning view that’s a blessing for the whole day~
🤸♂️ “Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.”
Wishing you all a great Monday...
Muchas gracias al famoso Don Fede por su apoyo y patrocinio a través de @ecogreen_store. Voy a competir al #ultratrailguatemala bien equipado. No se si sabían, pero esta tienda patrocina a decenas de atletas de montaña y todas las ganancias se reinvierten en apoyo a competencias y a competidores. Este es el tipo de negocio que por su buena vibra siempre va a ser abundante. Gracias @fedeescalante @ligia_madrigal y @costaricaecogreen #mountainrunning#trailrunner#ultraspire#injinji
My plan this morning was to volunteer at the Mt. Tam trail run by @insidetrail races, so i wake up a 4 am (urgh), drive there, help unpack the truck and set everything up. Just as we started checking in runners, word came down from the park rangers that they would not let the race proceed due to a change in the winds. The race was canceled about 30 minutes before the start of the 50k. Not the morning anyone had planned. While everyone was disappointed, most of the runners were gracious and a few were very relieved. Many were saying things like 'at least we have homes to go back to. Many fellow Californians don't today.' #changeofplans#findthesilverlining#itcouldbesomuchworse
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Last flattie for the season. One sleep until my first official marathon distance event. The only question that remains is...to glove or not to glove? Should be 38°F at the start with a slight breeze.
It was a wet and cold one, but really enjoyed using my new UltrAspire Lumen 600R! Dark, wet, fog...not an issue...gonna be a great Winter for some late night and early morning running! #ultraspire#inspiredbyathletes
If you are interested in hearing about the @skyrunning World Champs 2018 and/or running in the Scottish Highlands I have written a post - link is in the @altrarunning_nz bio