FKT: Chris Beale, Harry Morgan - Mole Gap Trail (United Kingdom) - 2021-09-13

Route variation
out & back
Gender category
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Finish date
Total time
1h 40m 11s
GPS track(s)

Having failed in our attempt to claim the FKT for the Mole Gap Trail - Out and Back a few weeks ago due to a navigational error somewhere between Leatherhead and Dorking, we set out again on a Monday afternoon in September determined to give it another go. The weather was mild and dry and this time we followed the route to perfection (note, there are no specific signs for the Mole Gap Trail, so you need to use a map on your watch or phone to ensure you are running the right route).

We set off from Leatherhead and ran to Dorking, alongside the River Mole, through farmers fields, some wooded inclines, Denbies Vineyard, reaching St Martin's Walk in Dorking about two and a half minutes ahead of the current FKT for the half way stage. It certainly felt more draining on the return to Leatherhead, prehaps there is a little more incline in that direction but we maintained our target pace to set a new FKT for the the out and back route.

We both have Running YouTube channels and they'll be videos published of both attempts. You can check these out at Here We Are Running and JOG ON with Harry Morgan