FKT: Chris Deming - Ives Trail (CT) - 2020-04-19

Route variation
out & back
Gender category
Finish date
Total time
7h 47m 19s
GPS track(s)

Start - 4/19/20 9:32 AM Ridgefield trail-head of Ives Trail at Bennett's Pond State Park
Mid-way 1:00 PM Redding trail-head at Side Cut Rd
Finish 5:19 PM Ridgefield trail-head at Bennett's Pond State Park

There were many people on the trail. I had a face mask and either I stepped off the trail for a few seconds or they did. I carried two 16 oz soft flasks of water and four honey stinger gels. I used all of the water and three of the gels. One memorable sight occurred just before 1:00 when I was within a mile the Redding end of the trail and mid-point of the run. The Redding train station is close by, and I heard a train whistle. Looking up, I saw the train gliding through the woods. With the tracks invisible from my point of view, it seemed as if it was just floating between the trees! This was a difficult run. I slowed down a lot towards the end.