Mountain Mist 50k Race Report – Lukas Burrer

Race: Mountain Mist Ultra (50k)

Runner: Lukas Burrer

Race Date: 01/28/2023

Location: Huntsville, AL

Results: 5:45:56

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3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

  • Beautiful trails
  • A lot of rolling hills
  • Steep climbs

Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you

It was very muddy and slippery

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

  • Hit my sub 6h time goal
  • Made some new friends during the run

Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner

First half is way easier than the second half! Pretty much all the vertical is happening during the second half

Lessons you learned that will help you next time around

I brought too much water and food. It was just extra weight I had to carry around all the time

Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race

Safe enough energy for the second half

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?

Yes! Some very nice and pretty trails

Difficulty – Is it a tough course?

Yes! Very steep climbs at the end

Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?

It was very good organized

Competition – Is there a strong field?

Yeah it’s pretty competitive

Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.

Sells out pretty fast

Weather and typical race conditions

Usually very cold

Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next runner?

Waterproof shoes would help a lot

How’s the Swag?

It’s fun

The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it


Would recommend it to everyone