Post by Peter Bakwin on Apr 6, 2011 11:11:36 GMT -5
Andy Hewat has set the FKT for the Great Dividing Track in Australia, 53h21m, during March 25-27, 2011.
The Great Dividing Trail is "a community-planned 209km public walking trail following the top of the Great Dividing Range from Bacchus Marsh to Blackwood, Daylesford, Castlemaine, Bendigo, Creswick, Ballarat and Buninyong, allows recreational walkers and tourists the time to savour central Victoria's unique combination of gold rush heritage and its natural beauty. Created by a community-owned organisation, the Great Dividing Trail Association (GDTA), the Trail links the old gold rush towns at the heart of Victoria, as well as the forests, hills and lakes, straddling the Australian Great Dividing Range." (from The Great Dividing Trail Assosication)
The GDT has 4 major segments, and the 3 major sections between Bendigo and Ballarat/Buniyong are being refered to as the Goldfields Track.
Andy Hewat reports covering the Great Dividing Trail/Goldfields Track in 53h21m, starting on Friday 25th March, 2011, at 10:54 from the northern entry point of Bendigo, and finishing at the southern most point of Mt Buningyong at 16:15 on Sunday the 27th. Hewat went solo and relied on resupplying in towns along the way (no crew). He stopped overnight at Creswick on the second night.