While this is certainly not an extremely fast time, I can not seem to find a recorded time on the internet. I thought I would post to see if I can spark some competitive spirit amongst these Southern runners.
12/1/13, I ran the 26.8 Eagle Rock Loop in 5:12:26. It was my first time on this trail, and I fumbled quite a few times.
The full trip report is here. Links to my Strava Data and my Suunto Movescount Data can be found on that link as w
Post by grizzleyadam on Feb 5, 2017 20:52:03 GMT -5
On Saturday, February 25th, I will try to set a new fastest known time for Eagle Rock Loop.
My current plan is to drive in with a buddy on Friday night and camp. I'll start around 7am Saturday morning. I plan to start at the Winding Stairs trailhead and run counter-clockwise. My friend will be driving the roads and meeting me at trailheads to resupply me with water, bars, and maybe some dry socks. The most technology I currently have for this would be my Garmin GPS watch. I'll upload that map (if it will register the whole route), pictures, and a trip report from me and my buddy. I'll announce any changes to the plan here.
Also, Grizzleyadam. For what it is worth, I think you should consider running this route without the aid of your friend. It is totally doable, and actually I think, properly executed, will be faster. Just food for thought. Good luck, man. It's a really fun run.
A buddy and I were out hiking the ERL today and saw who I assume was Grizzly Adam running the trail. He asked us to stop by here and mention that we saw him. So hopefully he will post his time later today, anyway I can confirm that he was running today.
Post by grizzleyadam on Feb 27, 2017 20:53:28 GMT -5
I did attempt the loop but had to stop short at mile 17 (3:15ish on time). After two hours of uphill running and then 4 mountain ranges my pee was the color of coffee and my hip flexors were so strained I could barely lift my legs. My left one is still giving me some issues. My hat's off to David for his run. Currently taking a few days off to heal and will begin looking at what I need to change in my training to beat the time next go around. Thanks for posting Matt and thanks for the kind words David. I'll be back later in the year for another round.