FKT: Brenda Fortin, Rufus Chaffee - Mount Tom - 2022-06-07

Route variation
Standard route
Gender category
Mixed-gender team
Start date
Finish date
Total time
3h 8m 4s
GPS track(s)

I run this course all the time, so I was pretty stoked to find out it's an FKT course now. We (Rufus Chaffee and myself) both carried our own water and nutrition, and because it's a shorter course, there was no need to restock, but I did bring my Katadyn water filter just in case I needed it- there is only one source of water and that can be found at the reservoir. When we started, it was hot and humid, so the cleansing rain at the end was much welcomed. My favorite part of this course is running along the cliffs of "Mt Crumpet" (rumored to be the mountain referred to in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" by Dr. Seuss, where I often find myself praying that my footing is perfect because there's nothing other than my own two feet that is keeping me from tumbling over the sides.