The Hat Run was our first ultra-marathon back in 2007.
At the time we had run many a road marathon and were in the middle of transitioning from road running to trail running. The Hat Run was also our first run with the Bimblers. We were training for the Pacific Crest 50 mile and attended a talk on ultra-running being given by Mr. Bimble and Guthrie at Sound Runner in Branford. We did not really know them, or any of the Bimblers, but, we walked out of the discussion that night thinking maybe we ought to do a 50k before we do a fifty-mile race. A bunch of the Bimblers were heading to the HAT run so we signed up. [Read more…]