The Knee Knacker 50 is this weekend.
It's the gold standard in this part of the country.
I've been course coordinator for the last 5 years & in the days prior to the race, course marking on the Black Mountain section has become a tradition. This year I brought a camera.
For those considering the "toughest...whatever" trail race...check out the first 12.5km of this bad boy.
SteveK will vouch for it.
Also, I will actually be racing this course for the first time in 5 years this weekend.
Rod starting out...
Muddy on a typical "flat" section
Up, Up, & away...
Rod on the Boulders. 1/3 of the way up.
Another angle... we started near the small bay on the far right.
Rod works up the slabs
Rod & Muddy at the false summit....1/2 way
Snow, or mud...your pick
Seriously...that's the trail
Rod covers some ground
The Reward...a silver bag of goodies
Rod in Heaven