Mattamuskeet Death March:
|2014 MDM Badasses|
The 2014 Mattamuskeet Death March is listed as "the most miserable 100K race you will ever attempt". "MDM" takes place in Eastern North Carolina and is the dream-child of Brandon Wilson and RacENC. Seven runners finished the race in the first year and we started year two with 14 brave souls.
I ran this race with Karen Jackson and Bo Millwood after deciding very late that I would make the trip with them thanks to a very gracious Race Director. We all met at the Host Motel, Carawans on Friday evening for dinner, a pre-race briefing and to receive our 50mm Ammo Cans that we would be required to carry through out the event.
|Bo, Karen and I with our new friends|
The race it self was long... 66ish miles but they were LONG miles...
All in all the race was great. The ammo can and noise factor were something that you really cannot ignore, but become white noise as the race goes on. The MDM is a challenge that will test every aspect of your strength and will to continue. For me having great friends every step of the way made it possible.
The first 56 miles of the course before my watch died: Movescount.com
|This is why people want to punch Race Director, Brandon Wilson in the face|