Are you sick in the head?
Ben - isnt the British Barkley at Caesers Camp?
I understand that it is logistically feasible to finish Caesars Camp.
Barkley is something else completely in terms of terrain, time on feet, the extra challenge of finding the books, no support, no start time, unknown distance really.
Now, I think an awesome race in terms of just pushing your limits is the Big Dog ultra. 4 mile trail lap, everyone sets off on the hour to do a lap. If you dont get back to start the next lap you are done or if you dont go out on a lap you are done. Last man standing.
Having reread James' blog about his inspiration for "piece of string" i think this is not about terrain at all. "on paper there is nothing tough about it except the mental torment it will inspire".
And he refers specifically to the big international races (part. badwater) and says that he hopes to attract "the same people" that have already completed these races and seems to want to test them in a different way.
His inspiration does seem to come from Barkley, but only from the fact that it broke him mentally - not physically.
Oh dear, just logged into this thread to see who had got in and see the phrase "one sacrificial virgin". Well, part of it's wrong but I have a feeling I may be the sacrifice given the other names mentioned! Where is the list of 16 invitees available?
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