My ultra training this year, for the first time, is including quite a bit of fast hiking with a bit of weight. I'm figuring that as I rarely run up mountains come race day then it'd be wise to strengthen my hiking muscles, hence the weight.
Yep, that's me Gav. Final route is out now....looks spot on 50 miles with a little over 4000ft elevation. Really looking forward to it, wish I could get there for Friday evening though - as it is I'm having to drive there in the morning.