FKT: Matthew Browne - Fränkische Schweiz 7 (Germany) - 2020-08-29

Athletes
Gender category
Male
Route variation
Standard loop
Multi-sport
No
Style
Self-supported
Start date
Finish date
Total time
12h 54m 17s
Report

Overall:

Good day out.  Started early 6am and just about managed to complete course before sunset.

Route:

Started in Ebermannstadt which means the first 10miles (15k) to Muggendorf super tough.  After that route becomes a bit easier with less drastic ups and downs!  All well-trodden (with exception of a few sections before Ebermannstadt).

Navigation:

Used breadcrumb mapping so took a few wrong turns where route forked and markings (which were pretty good throughout) wasn’t clear - so had to double back ~10times (although only after max 100m of running wrong way.

Found the route difficult to follow on the climb out of Muggendorf but otherwise easy enough.

Food/Water:

Took all food with me (mainly brioche and muesli bars with some Haribo for final 20miles (30k)).  Had expected to have to stop in shops/biergartens a few times for water but managed to hold out until Egloffstein at 53miles (85k) until finding a petrol station for final top up of water.

Found water at the following places:

Muggendorf WC - 8miles (13k)

Engelhardsberg water fountain – 11miles (18k)

Waischenfeld WC – 17miles (27k) – off route

Burg Rabenstein Biergarten WC – 20miles (30k)

Campingplatz WC near Tüchersfeld -  29miles (45k)

Teufelshöhle WC – 33miles (52k)

Cola Mix from stream (see pics) near Burgruine Wolfsberg – 48miles (77k)

Avia Petrol Station – 53miles (85k) – off route