With all of the course updates due to the record high lake levels, it was no wonder that the 2019 Hawk 100 would include a thunderstorm overnight. We wound around the base of Sander's Island (no longer the mound) and from the blue trail to the white trail before heading up Bunker Hill and back to the start/finish on the white trail. It was a new course to everyone and quite a bit more difficult from years past. Coupled with a late night storm that made anything not covered in sharp rocks, a muddy, slippery mess. It was truly a night to remember. I had Mike and Shari there to pace me through the tough spots and I had Tamara and John for assistance at West Park road and the Start/Finish as well. It was my longest 100 miler yet at 30:33 but I don't think the most difficult. I'll leave that honor to my first one (The 2015 Hawk).