Sunday, November 15, 2009

My next B.H.A.G.

I've been in a real rut lately; trying to figure out where to take my passion for trail ultra-running. I've finished over 125 ultra-marathons over the past 14 years and have acquired plenty of 100 mile buckles. Now it's time for something completely different; time to explore new avenues; time, as David Horton coined, to truly have a Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal (B.H.A.G.)!!

It just so happens that there is a 325 mile long trail right in my neck of the woods called the Pinhoti Trail. While there is already a trail 100 mile race there, I'm more interested in covering the entire trail system which extends from Flagg Mountain in Alabama to the Benton MacKaye Trail in Georgia in as fast a time as possible. I originally entertained the thought of covering the entire trail back in 1999 when I first moved to Alabama (of course back then the entire Pinhoti trail was only just over 100 miles!) I'm calling this quest the Pinhoti Trail Adventure Run. Plans have just been hatched so stay tuned.