So, the official Bruksleden trail has been changed! And that makes the 50k LONGER by about 4km. This then raises the question: is the prior FKT valid anymore, now that everyone has to run the longer route?
There is one way to solve this: run the longer route, faster.
I was about 4 min faster, and believe me, I did NOT waste time. Maybe on a great day I could squeeze out another 5 minutes, but that would seriously be the best that I can do on this trail. So if you think you can beat it, please do! With the new distance, going under 6 hours is going to be REALLY hard. Like, really hard.
Some tips and whatnot on the strava link. Get after it.
As noted on the main page about this attempt:
Interestingly, Jakob pointed out that my GPX file from my Aug 2020 FKT on the new route has the time right, but is missing a bunch of the start data. I THINK what happened is that my watch didn't GPX lock in the beginning, which in itself is odd, since I damn well remember starting the watch in the parking lot by my car (not starting the activity though), ensuring I got a lock notice on the watch BEFORE starting the run. Either way, before I started the watch, I started GaiaGPS on my phone, then the watch, then when I finished pushed the watch, then pulled out the phone and stopped that. That data is here: https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/47cc27419d3d6c2437e6c39fb9b5677c/?layer=GaiaTopoRasterFeet
in case anyone wants to verify that I actually ran the damn thing!