Anyhoo, as I had previously written: Apparently we get to run through some of the most beautiful scenery in China, as well through some rarely visited, hidden-away villages, as noted by Steve George in the article 'Run 100k Up a Mountain in Guizhou - For Free!' (http://online.thatsmags.com/post/run-100k-up-a-mountain-in-guizhou-for-free): 'The three-day stage-race passes through clusters of rarely visited minority villages, taking in misty alpine mountains, dense woodland and crashing waterfalls along the way. It is, according to Steve, “among the very greatest, most inexplicably beautiful race circuits anywhere in the world.”'
He also said, “a total outer body experience” and (since deleted) “better than acid”. Umm, yes please!! I'll have some of that.
I also found this article/advertisement from the 2012 event: http://www.timeoutbeijing.com/features/Blogs/16953/Get-paid-to-run-a-marathon.html, and although it's out of date, it's still giving me a good idea of what to expect. I was hugely relieved when I read this: As to the race itself, we’re told it’s not one of the toughest (North Face Challenge, please stand up): ‘The route has some ups and downs but is run on paved roads, so it's not an extreme race of any sort,’ Hmmm, a 100km 3-day running event is NOT an extreme race??!? Ok then. If you say so. Haha, I might withhold my judgement on this one til next week.
Have a wonderful day and weekend everyone!!
Tell me something YOU are most looking forward to in the near future!