FKT: Ken Zemach - Bruksleden 50k (Sweden) - 2020-08-29

Route variation
Standard Loop
Gender category
Start date
Finish date
Total time
6h 23m 21s
GPS track(s)

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:

in case anyone wants to verify that I actually ran the damn thing!