My race report is still in the works, but here are some photos of the race (thanks Jamie and Stephen for letting me borrow a few).
The race was as difficult as I expected, I knew it was going to be hard work with a lot of suffering and I wasn't disappointed. As I was warned I went through many high and low points, but thankfully the highs outweigh the lows and I have to admit to having thoughts already about the next 100.
I didn't make my goal of 22 hours, but given the high temperature and humidity on race day I am very pleased with my finish time of 22:54:04. That put me in 44th place out of 158 finishers, 261 starters. That's only a 60% finish rate which is low for this race, considered by many to be one of the "easier" 100's. As my only 100 miler I don't have anything else to compare it to but I can say that I didn't find anything easy about it.
Thanks to mom and dad for crewing for me all day and night, I couldn't have done this without you. Extra big thanks to Emma for being my biggest motivator, best training partner, amazing crew, and I wouldn't want to run behind anyone else for 30 miles! I can't wait to support you in your first 100.