By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
This is probably one of the most comprehensive coverages we’ve seen so far for any North American race, maybe even eclipsing this year’s Western States coverage:
Hardrock seems to be the perfect race for it too, with it’s small field of participants and the race being in a relatedly remote town with very view spectators traveling to the race. In some ways it feels a bit like an organized, well-documented FKT attempt.
Speaking of FKT attempts, Karel Sabbe is working his way north along the PCT with the aim to reclaim his FKT crown on the PCT northbound he had lost in 2021 to Timothy Olson. Karel had the FTK previously since 2016.
Oh, and if you’re snickering at my comparison at Hardrock being an organized FKT, read Byron Powell’s pre-race blog post hoping to fly fish along the course – amazing.