I’ve just registered for this year’s Niagara 50K Ultra, which takes place on June 19. (That’s the day after my birthday, which means I’ll be doing my second ultra as a fresh-faced 62 year old… )
I have two goals for the Niagara this year. The first is to run it barefoot. The second is to improve on last year’s finishing time of 6:19:00. I think both are doable.
The Niagara 50K route is a lovely one – along the Niagara Parkway Trail from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Niagara Falls and back. very scenic and mostly flat (there’s a total ascent/descent of 263 meters, where the trail climbs the Niagara Escarpment at Queenston Heights). It’s all paved and all off-street. Nice!
Now, it would be really nice if it didn’t rain for the whole race, as it did last year. Bring on the heat and the sunshine!