FKT: Hugh MacMullan - Batona Trail (NJ) - 2020-05-31

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one way
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Total time
8h 58m 33s
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On Sunday, May 31st, 2020, I ran the Batona Trail in the southbound direction in 8hr 58min 33sec. I ran unsupported, carrying everything from start to finish and getting water from natural water sources.

While it was warmer than hoped, topping out in the mid-70s (°F), the day was otherwise a fine one, with light breezes, blue sky, and miles of sandy, pine-needle scattered trail.

Everything went quite well until around mile 35, when my stomach began acting up a bit. I winced my way through the remaining miles, and ended up with no real issues other than tiredness, a couple of tiny blisters, and a bit more than normally-tired legs.

Thanks to Robert Rives for setting the unsupported bar pretty high, and keeping me motivated. Thanks to Steve Tucker and Juliet Koczak (and gals) for drop off and pick up duties. I wouldn't have done it without you.