Post by Peter Bakwin on Feb 11, 2014 12:19:51 GMT -5
Neal Gorman, 2h9m47s, February 4, 2012.
The Rivanna Trail is a series of footpaths, trails, and greenways within the Rivanna River watershed that link up to create a 20-mile loop around the town of Charlottesville, VA. In his blog, Neal Gorman reported setting the FKT of 2h9m47s. He wrote the following:
"In the spirit of FKT common sense guidelines last night I notified Charlottesville area trail runners about my today’s Rivanna Trail (RT) speed record attempt. This morning beginning at 8:00 I ran the loop, starting from Riverview Park on the east side of town and set a RT FKT benchmark. 2:09:47. I ran the traditional counter-clockwise direction, always following green (never brown) RT signage. My pace was strong and steady- never on the knife's edge of a blistering effort- but quick nonetheless. I never stopped; I never broke stride; I never walked. Not once."