After training run & hike along the Seven Sisters course last weekend, my 8-mile loop around the Skyline Trail in the Middlesex Fells felt "easy" by comparison. Of course, I only leisurely wogged one lap in the Skyline to take photos of the Spring Fells Trail Ultra:
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After Bogie D stepped down from directing the Fells Trail Races, as he'd done for several successful years prior, Steve L took over and dropped the 8 mile distance leaving just the ultra distances of 32 or 40 miles. Nothing less.
Capped at 25 pre-registered runners, about 20 "lovers of long distance" showed for the 7 a.m. start. It was 19 degrees and sunny; the trails were ice-free and not muddy.
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Congrats to all starters, finishers
and everyone in between.