Post by bryangagner on Sept 15, 2015 7:12:28 GMT -5
Hello all, This coming weekend on Saturday, September 19th of 2015, at 8 am, some fellow RD's, friends and I will go for an official FKT on this beautiful 46.7k (29 mile) loop in coastal Nova Scotia. We may take pictures of sign posts, but we will all certainly have the watches going for gps tracks and will vouch for each other if it happens. Come one, Come all. I am camping there the night before with some friends at Christy field group site #5. Here is a link to a friends garmin track run at a good pace , but not an fkt;(Bernie Doucet of Federicton, NB) of the loop properly run for reference; Cape Chignecto loop and here is the link all written out; connect.garmin.com/activity/247426925#.UoArXxGUJYM.email
Well, there were several of us at the September 19th trial of setting a new FKT for "Chiggy" as we call it, but it was not broken. Before I give our times I will preface with some technical mumbo jumbo
The previous record by Mike Mueller was, as mentioned before, 5:41 from the gate at the visitor centre to the fields t Christy Field group site. We also set out to establish a new finish at the gate making a convenient, gate to gate loop. It took me 3 minutes and 15 seconds to run from the fields to the gate at the end and so because none of us broke the time, We are OK establishing a time adjusted new FKT, gate to gate of 5:44. I gave Mike the benefit of just adding 3 minutes flat to his time.
Since our little tweak is minor, I dont feel it is fair to claim a "new" FKT for this beautiful route. Besides, I didn't get to the fields under time anyway.
I came in at 5:52:44, couldn't quite muster that few minutes faster. Jodi Isenor and Steve Baglole came in at 6:17~
Well...I didn't think it was possible for me to break the FKT on October 17, 2015, so I didn't post anything about my intent. However, I had a great day and did set a new FKT, with GPS proof and a few witnesses.
My time was 5:33:43. The previous FKT was ~5:44 as Bryan stated above.
Post by bryangagner on Apr 20, 2017 8:06:04 GMT -5
Hi there, I will be trying to beat my friend Jodi's FKT of 5:33 on this route on May 14th in just under a month. Some friends of mine will hopefully join me for the effort. I am not sure I will do it as there is heavy snowpack, The frost may still be in the ground, I am not in great shape and blah, blah, blah. It will be fun though. We will be staying over on the night of the 13th with a start around 8am gate to gate, CCW. Hope to see some of you there.
Post by bryangagner on Jun 5, 2017 17:30:19 GMT -5
Well, I forgot to update this but I was an hour off of Jodi's record. I was feeling a little off and training was not where I wanted it to be but thought i'd try anyway. There were 51 trees down as well but that only slowed me down by about 5 minutes I figure, so really it was my fitness, or lack thereof, that made me slow. It was a beautiful run though.