I was not selected for the Hellgate 100K this winter.
I was slightly surprised. Actually a bit surprised. I know that Horton knews me now. Although I am not the fastest runner, I am running mid pack- versus- being back of the pack these days.
I saw, via Facebook, some runners that *I* would consider slower, or as Horton's Race Committee says "have a chance of finishing" Hellgate. But to honest, I don't know who all are in the "Beast Series" (which Hellgate is one of the runs, and I believe if you are entered in the Beast, you are an auto in).
I will let my application ride, for a lottery, for the last remaining spots for Hellgate. I don't really know if I care whether I get selected or not, at this time.
It looks like I will be running 50 miles at NEO TC URINEO this December!