@Challengers, the astonishing Aaron King (@aaronking32) is our fifth FLRC 100K Ultra Challenge finisher for the year! Aaron didn’t just complete the Ultra Challenge, he lowered the fastest completion time by over 3 hours, with a running time of 10:18:41 and an elapsed time of 14:03:51. Impressive, and Aaron will be taking home another custom Ultra Challenge sign this year.
Aaron started with Taughannock Rim & Falls at 4:46 AM before coming into Ithaca for Inlet Shore Trail. Then, while he was still fresh, he dispensed with the devilish duo of Lick Brook & Treman FLT and Brookton Hill & Dale before circling out to Dryden for Long Loomis and Jim Schug, followed by East Hill Dryden Rail Trail on his way back. That left only Beebe Lake, Lansing Center Trail, and a Sweet 1600 for him to finish, which he did just before 7 PM.
I’m dying to hear Aaron’s recap, especially since Scott Dawson, Amy Dawson, and Teressa Naylor are also in progress on an Ultra Challenge attempt, and the Activity Log reports that Aaron started the East Hill Dryden Rail Trail with them.