Post by Peter Bakwin on Sept 4, 2010 21:11:40 GMT -5
Matt Cecill has the FKT, 9h32m32s, 19 July 2014. Previously, Gary Robbins ran the West Coast Trail (BC) in 10h8m50s on 4 August 2010. Jen Segger has the women's FKT, 13h44m (accompanied), July 4, 2016. Rhonda Teramura ran 14h32m, 16 July 2016.
The West Coast Trail runs about 80km along the Pacific coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, from Port Renfrew to Bamfield. www.westcoasttrail.com says, "It has the reputation of being one of the most grueling treks in North America. It is isolated, strenuous, physically challenging and potentially hazardous. It is also extremely rewarding due to the spectacular scenery and unique setting." The trail is normally done as a 6-8 day backpack. Permits are required on this trail, hikers/runners should check the website for details.
Gary Robbins set the FKT for the WCT at 10h8m50s on 4 August 2010, beating the previous time of Kevin Vallely by just about 5 minutes. Robbins' detailed report gives a very good sense of what is required to complete this trail.
Matt Cecill claimed the FKT from Robbins on 19 July 2014, 9h32m32s, as reported below.
Jen Segger set the fastest women's time, 13h44m (accompanied), on July 4, 2016. This superceded Jennie Sprigings' 15h02m. Unaware of Segger's recent accomplishment, Rhonda Teramura ran the route 14h32m on July 16 2016. Her GPS track is here.