Holy Crap!! The SJS50 is one seriously hard run. PLEASE!! If I ever say, suggest, insinuate, hint, contemplate or consider doing this run again STOP ME. All that being said, this year’s run when about as expected – the plantar fascia was killing me, the second major climb sucked my will to live and the third major climb induced nausea and vomit – but I finished the damn thing and have another hat (??) to show for it. It took me 14 hours and 37 minutes and I am sure that there was some part of that time that I enjoyed it, but for now I am maintaining that the entire course it brutal and to allow anyone to attempt it (much less charge them for the doing so) is cruel and unusual punishment.
The elevation profile for the course goes something like this: