The Centenary Trail is a complete loop around Australia's capital city, through nature parks, reserves and urban areas. It is a marked trail maintained by the local government (https://www.environment.act.gov.au/). Complete official route is available here - https://www.environment.act.gov.au/parks-conservation/parks-and-reserves/find-a-park/rural/canberra-centenary-trail/canberra-centenary-trail-map
Hi Elliot - well done. Really awesome effort. Quick query - the route uploaded on FKT seems to be the cycling route not the hiking route (and thus avoids some peaks - eg Ainlise and Issacs ridge). Is this a mistake on the website or was your route the one as shown on FKT?
Hi Alex, great question. I believe the data used to produce the map that appears here on FKT is from Brendan Codrington's loop. As he says in his notes he chose not to go up Mt Ainslie or Mt Majura. The official map published by the ACT department of environment includes two options at Isaacs Ridge, but neither follow the trail on top of the ridge: https://www.environment.act.gov.au/parks-conservation/parks-and-reserves/find-a-park/rural/canberra-centenary-trail/canberra-centenary-trail-map. No two routes take for full on-foot loops have been exactly the same. On both of my loops I visited all summits indicated on the official map. I've written a bit about the variations in a blog post where you can see the routes taken by Quinn/Baldwin, Codrington, and me: https://www.elliotrunsalot.com/post/clockwise. My blog post on the unsupported effort with Matther Griggs is at: https://www.elliotrunsalot.com/post/the-cent-in-full-unsupported
Thanks Elliot for taking the time to respond. Sorry I didn't see the discussion in your 1st blog post on the centerary trail.
Hello. Well done to everyone. Quick query - the route uploaded on FKT seems to be the cycling route not the hiking route (and thus avoids some peaks - eg Ainlise and Issacs ridge). Is this a mistake on the website or are these FKTs for the cycling route. Not seeking in any way to take away from your acheivements - well done. Just genuinely curious.
A belated congratulations, Alex. If somebody was having a crack I thought I would've heard about it, but I had no idea until I randomly popped in here to have a look. 16:50 is quick! It's exciting to see more people having a crack and cutting down the time.
Looking forward to giving this a crack tomorrow, 19th September 2020! As it will be my longest run by 60km this attempt will be supported, coz I'm not cray cray..