2016 Athens Big Fork Marathon

PST100-2015-2657The Athens-Big Fork Marathon – heretofore to be referred to as “ABF” – has been on my radar for a number of years.  Last year I was all set to go, but it got flooded out.  The two years before that it was in conflict with a local race that I love.  This year, I decided, come hell or high water, my fat ass was gonna be tromping over the significant(at least to a flatlander) mountains of the Ouachita National Forest.  First off – don’t let the name fool you – this race may measure like a marathon – but it runs like a pissed off 50K.  This year it got written up in Trail Runner Magazine as, “The Hardest Trail Marathon You Have Never Heard Of” or something similar.  After running it – I would definitely agree to that statement.  Click Here to Read the Full Article

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