Wow! 7th grader William Boardman completed The Big Turtle 50 Miler Trail Run this past weekend. The race takes place on an out and back course that runs from downtown Morehead to the northern terminus of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail and back. This race will give you a little bit of everything: rolling meadows, steep climbs and descents, rugged terrain, creek crossings, fast forest roads, and amazing spring views of the surrounding Appalachian foothills.
It was incredibly hot and no leaves yet on the trees meant zero shade. William passed all the aid stations in plenty of time to avoid being cut and finished 60th out of 80 with a time of 14:47:28. That’s strong considering there are no slouches taking on the 50Mile.