The Virgil Crest Ultras are on Saturday and I will be participating in the 50-Miler. Today’s post is going to be a general preview, and tomorrow’s post will by my personal preview.
As you can see by the elevation chart above, the course is quite challenging. This year, there will be about 11,000 feet of elevation gain (and double that for the 100-mile race). I think most of the hills will be runnable. With that being said, the hills at miles 14, 17, 34 and 37 might just be too much.
The forecast has been fluctuating over the course of the week. As of right now, it looks like the temperature will be about 50 degrees at the start, and it will climb to about 70 degrees throughout the day on Saturday. It will be fairly humid and there is a chance of rain in the afternoon. Overall, I don’t really have any complaints about the forecast.
As far as the ladies, Kat Clewley will be the one to watch – she has run 18:37 for 100 miles.
The 100-Mile Course Records are:
Jeff Browning 17:34
Kelly Wilson 23:26
The 50-Mile Course Records are:
Cole Crosby 8:00
Aliza Lapierre 8:29
Check back tomorrow for my personal preview!