Top 10 Activities to Pursue While Waiting on Barkley Updates
10. Go for a run. There won’t be much word of runners until they return to camp. The fastest runners, who successfully stay on course, could be back in seven to nine hours. Others will return much later, maybe within the twelve hour cutoff, but probably not.
The Barkers do a good job of not giving out much information in the first day of the race. There could be someone Tweeting or FBing who may give out a name. But don’t get frustrated when a runner is identifed as “Female Runner back at camp”. As the attrition rate grows, it will become rather apparent who is still out on the course.
9. Check out great pics photos from Geoffrey Baker at the Barkley
8. Watch a cool video on Jamil Coury’s 2015 attempt
7. Listen to UltraRunning Podcast interview Alan and Bev Abbs, both veterans of the Barkley and finishers of the Fun Run
6. Read “The Immortal Horizon” penned by Leslie Jamison, from the 2012 Barkley. This is the essay that Annika and Tim, producers of the documentary read and became intrigued by this train wreck of a race.
4. Listen to an old school podcast from Trails and Tribulations with Flyin Brian Robinson from 2007.
3. Listen to Dirt Dawg interview John Fegyversi on his 2012 Barkley finish
2. Watch The Barkley Marathons Documentary: The Race That Eats Its Young: available everywhere. Even on Netflix!
1. Buy Frozen Ed Furtaw’s book “Tales From Out There” The History of the Barkley Marathons
Anyone back to Camp yet?