FKT: Andrew Ruthenbeck - Wabash Cannonball Trail (OH) - 2021-01-03

Route variation
South Fork, one way
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Total time
2h 25m 30s
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Date: Sunday January 3, 2021

Trail: Wabash Cannonball Trail - South Fork Section

Distance: 17.94 miles

Start: Liberty Center, Ohio at the Train Depot and SW trailhead of the Wabash Cannonball Trail - South Fork (12:57 pm) (41°26'37.8"N 84°00'32.8"W)

Finish: Maumee, Ohio at North Jerome Road.  Trailhead for start of both South and North Fork Trails. (41°33'24.3"N 83°41'57.8"W)

Distance: 17.94 miles

Weather: 37 degrees at start, overcast, 34 degrees at finish, some light sleet near end of run.

This is the first FKT attempt of any type on the this section of trail.  It was just finished in total to completion in 2019-20.  The first 7 miles is a mixture of crushed gravel and unpaved vehicle width trail of dirt and grass.  The last 11 miles are paved bike trail.  At 17.7 miles the trail joins with the North Fork where you head due East to arrive at the official trailhead located at North Jerome Rd.

I ran with a 1 liter water bottle and my nutrition.  I did not refill with water or nutrition along the way.  I got to the start by taking a Lyft to Liberty Center, OH and then after finishing walked the 1 mile back to my hotel.  I did not run with anyone.