Got dropped off at Pond Rd. by a friend and hiked to the beach. Started at 6:45 a.m. and slogged my way through it. Very enjoyable trail overall, but definitely agree with those who did it before me that the railroad section was the most challenging part.
My partner, Amanda, rode her bike to Westbrook and supported me after the first 13 miles. Lost the trail minimally a few times early on and also in Riverton Park, so GPS path has some funny hitches in it.
It's not a fast time, but I'm not a fast runner. Great day for it overall! And excited to see much faster folks than I start bringing the time down.