FKT: Michelle Bolay - Grey Owl Trail (SK, Canada) - 2021-06-19

Route variation
out & back
Gender category
Start date
Finish date
Total time
4h 28m 25s

First off, the total trip is 40 km and should be 40 km on my strava link. However, my Suunto watch recorded a 1 second kilometre for kilometre 6, so the data is slightly off, including the map. Nonetheless, I completed the out and back course in 4 hours, 28 minutes, and 25 seconds and there were people there who witnessed it, so I am really hoping that this FKT gets approved. 


Now for the fun stuff - the race report!!!

I am from Saskatchewan and noticed that there was only one FKT in the whole province (I believe there has been another one added recently), so I knew that I had to attempt it. We drove the 5 hours, slept in the car, and then I set off around  6:30 am. The trail is full of roots, rocks, and mud, with a few fallen trees here and there. I cruised through the first part and had great weather. There is a beach crossing and the lake views are wonderful! I waved at the campers at their campsites as I went along, and luckily saw none of the 3 'bears of concern' along the way. I reached the cabin at a slower time than I wanted to, so I picked up the pace and headed back after a 3 minute sock-changing break. I sprinted for the final kilometre to get under 4 and a half hours, and was excited to see that the knocked the previous record out of the park - yahoo!