Race: Shadow of the Giants 50k

Runner: Steven B

Race Date: 06/08/2019

Location: Fish camp, CA

Results: 5:02:53

shadow of the giants 50k
Photo: Ploen Photo

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

Nothing

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?

Very

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?

Yes

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?

Yes

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

All of them