The event is now truly on the map and though COVID-19 put paid to the father of The Barkley Marathons and the Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra, Lazarus Lake (aka Gary Cantrell) attending with the AAA Racing team in 2020, we already can’t wait to see what the next episode brings in 2021.

There’s a potential big number to be had on this course and despite the heat that has to be handled through the day, the night time hours provide the best conditions on a near flat track.

Kevin Muller holds the event record at 41 hours, but Chris Murphy proved that there’s days to be had here having set the course (and Australian at the time) record of 46 laps during Big’s International in much hotter conditions and a much smaller field in October 2020.

With the event having been sold out twice, we can’t wait to see the ’21 event unfold with a capacity field of 250 athletes.

Alun Davies

AAA Racing & Coaching