It's hard to believe that this will be my 6th Hinson24 Ultra Event! It will be the 17th Hinson24 event. An ultra is basically any distance longer than the traditional marathon distance of 26.2 miles but usually we think of an ultra being a distance of 50k(31m) or longer. So far I've ran 20 Ultras and 33 marathons or greater distances. A 24 hour race could be any distance you decide because it is whatever you can do in 24 hours. This particular race is a 1.05032m lap around Hinson Lake and will take place on Saturday September 30th at 8am and end on Sunday October 1st at 8am.
Here is their site for more details Registration and Info Site
So far my Hinson24 totals are:
2016 Hinson 24 84.168m (56 laps) 8th place/323
2017 Hinson 24 79.6696m (53 laps)17th place/328
2018 Hinson 24 55.6184m (37 laps)55th place/382
2020-2021 Hinson24 63.1344m (42 laps)68th/334
2022 Hinson24 66.1408m (44 Laps) 29th/387/500
I wanted to start with this video because this was the day after our 15th anniversary of GORUN (Greenville Organization of Runners) a club of endurance athletes and/or simply those wanting better health and what I would quickly call "therapy" that I helped to co-found.
This was a great day as I continue to see my son, Landon grow into a man. Unintentionally, he got a PR on his 10k and a PR distance of 8 miles + as we endured a 7 minute run 3 minute walk interval training day. Brad, a rock of consistency through the early days of me running again and starting GoRun was with us. Brad and I met when I helped Todd Cochran a North Pitt Wrestling Coach at the time do a wrestling camp for youth at DH Conley HS. His son Mason was one of the youth wrestlers. Now Landon is a Freshman in high school and Mason is in Med School!! Our daughter Morgan was in GoRun with Mason when they were young. She is now an accountant and out youngest, Kamryn, is in the 5th grade! Don't blink!