This was my first time dipping my toe into some Ultrarunning. The main goal was to complete the loop but did also have the current record of 5:40 min/km in the back of my mind.
The weather forcast was a bit grim, 10-15 deg and rain showers. It ended up being pretty dry and a nice temperature. But the main battle was how boggy it was underfoot. Super slippy and energy-sapping.
Some spectacular scenery on this route but you certainly have to work for it on this terrain. Particular standouts are the 4 Moel's after the Ponderosa road crossing. Very steep both climbing and descending, sure to make them quads burn.
Really happy with how this went. Think I paced it well and stayed fueled the whole time. Don't think I left much time on the cards that day. But suspect drier ground conditions could be beneficial.