Flyin’ Brian Robinson – a good friend and the first person to do the epic “Triple Crown of Backpacking” in one season (!) – completed the Barkley ultramarathon on his third try on on March 29.
After he gave it a huge effort and didn’t quite finish last year, I actually advised him to forget about it … Barkley is an strange event that to me, is more about enduring needless suffering than being in spectacular surroundings, navigating difficult terrain, going fast, etc. Others certainly feel different about it! (Feel free to post your Comment below).
This year he was very proud to not only be the 7th person ever to complete the course, but nabbed the CR as well; major congratulations! He worked extremely hard and is very happy, and posted a good report on his blog: http://flyinbrianrobinson.blogspot.com