Post by eanjackson on Apr 20, 2010 16:36:12 GMT -5
I hereby lay claim to:
1. Being the first to post a record for Canada in this forum. 2. Being the first to run the Sunshine Coast Trail non-stop
The Sunshine Coast Trail is in British Columbia in and around the city of Powell River. It is a spectacular 180km trail that goes from Sarah Point in the north to Saltery Bay in the south.
With 3 friends, I have attempted to run the trail twice (2003, 2004). While we all got our asses kicked both times, I did manage to complete the distance on the second attempt in 2004 in a time of 43 hours 50 minutes.
A very complete description of the course, some awesome photos and other details of our little record-breaking attempt can be found at:
The trail is very special. Each year in April, the people who maintain the trail host a 30K run/hike on a section of the trail. Highly recommended way to meet locals if you plan to run the whole enchillada:
180K is a long way to run, but I strongly believe that anyone who can run 100-miles in under 24 hours can beat my record. Furthermore, it would give me great pleasure to help you do it. You can contact me via the form at www.clubfatass.com/events/STC/contact
Post by Peter Bakwin on Apr 21, 2010 14:07:36 GMT -5
Men: Dylan Morgan, 31h55m, July 3-4, 2016. Women: Nicola Gildersleeve, 33h50m, Sept. 6-7, 2014. Previous: Ean Jackson has the FKT at 43h50m, set in 2004.
I am providing more information & update on the Sunshine Coast Trail, following Ean's post above.
The Sunshine Coast Trail web site is here. The trail was created in the 1990s by linking up various sections of trail, old roads and forgotton railroad grade. The final link-ups were completed in 2001.
Do I see this correctly that there is no self-supported(thruhike style) record for the SCT, only unsupported, thus far? I am going to thru hike the sunshine coast trail this August and if there is no fkt self-supported yet, I would attempt to set the woman's self-supported fkt.
1. Being the first to set the unsupported FKT of the Sunshine Coast Trail.
I will start in the morning of Sunday August 6th. I will use a garmin etrex 30x. I will safe a waypoint with time and milage every morning when I start and evening when I stop. I will also take a detailed video of the thru hike.