FKT: Miki Neant - Dollis Valley Greenwalk (United Kingdom) - 2020-11-16

Route variation
out & back
Gender category
Start date
Finish date
Total time
4h 5m 49s

I followed Julien's idea of starting out the route from the South end, then back. 

This time, being unfamiliar with this area, I decided to adventure all alone only with my running vest, a water bottle and a Block gummy.

How exciting!

Navigation was fairly easy except in some areas where there were no traces of trails but instead hay and trees.

I somehow ended up deviating toward Folly Brook (a river)  and continued running to the west until I got to Mill Hill Sports Club. A detour, 5km long Mud blessing! I was soaked in sticky mud up to my ankles, feeling the soil both under my feet and in my shoes. My trail shoes did not give up on me, but the soil heavily bounced with us.. Funny gravity was going on.. I imagined of Bobsleigh-ing. 

Nature! Hearing wild birds, seeing Kingfishers (how lucky!), horses and a beautiful fox made my heart dancing.

It was so wet everywhere, the route conditions were quite challenging for running, but I had a very good time exploring. It took me so many hours to complete

I can confidently say that this route is not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. 

Barnet Council website says: The name Dollis is thought to be derived from the British dylif (a flood) or the Anglo-Saxon dwllice (erratic). 

Adventuring on this route during the dry season is strongly recommended, especially if aiming for FKT!

Thanks to David Bone for reviving and creating this challenge!