Disclaimer: The name of this race "One Epic Run" really does not describe what I did for this event. The word epic ( extending beyond the usual or ordinary especially in size or scope ) may describe what some participants did during the 24 hour race, but it really does not apply to what I did!
The day started out very early for me as I opted to drive up to Spartanburg (~170 miles) that morning instead of the night before. If I do this race in the future, I think I would take them up on the offer to camp out the night before as the race sign up fee ($35) included a campsite :) at Croft State Park where the event took place.
|Croft State Park|
|Race check-in at the trailer on camp site #11|
This was actually a non competitive race, sure there were personal competitions going on, but the RD opted to not have a leader board.
The course for the most part was not too technical - not many rocks, roots, or climbs. It was pretty though:
The Bridges of Croft State Park
We had to cross over water a few times on the trail and I noticed the farther out we got, the more primitive the bridge:
|Bridge #3 :)|
I'm just glad we didn't have to go into the water!
Although my original intention was do make this a 50K (10 loops), because of this knee issue that is still not resolved, I did it as a half marathon (4 loops) instead. I am glad I switched this. The knee started tightening up towards the end of loop 3 and at the end of loop 4, it was hurting. However, I think I would like to do this as a longer race/event in the future. Maybe next year the knee will fine.
Oh yeah, in case you are not familiar with trail race aid stations (we had one aid station where we checked in after each loop) and it was stocked!!!
This was a fun race, I highly recommend it!