Race: Shadow of the Giants 50k
Runner: Steven B
Race Date: 06/08/2019
Location: Fish camp, CA
3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?
Scenery, community and people
Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you
Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?
Crossing a creek at mile 10
Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?
I kept moving the entirely of the race for my first 50k, it highlighted important things for me to work on in the future, and better management of my water
Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner
Hydrate, trail shoes and expect to have fun
Lessons you learned that will help you next time around
Better water management towards the end, mile 23-25 I ran out.
Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race
Be prepared to for some elevation climbing
Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?
Difficulty – Is it a tough course?
For a first time yes,
Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?
Very well organized
Competition – Is there a strong field?
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.
Race sold out this year I would recommend signing up 6 months prior, they have cabins available to stay at the night prior for $35 with food.
Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?
6 of them.
Weather and typical race conditions
Was nice and cool and wasn’t hot
Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next guy?
Hydration vest I would recommend
Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?
At the end
How’s the Swag?
The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?
All of them