FKT: Shaun Luther - Blue Marsh Lake Circumnavigation (PA) - 2019-04-07

Athlete
Gender
Male
Route Variation
Standard route
Style
Unsupported
Finish Date
Time (duration)
3h 37m 15s
Photos
Notes

My run started at the Notice Board in State Gamelands parking lot at Just Rd at 11:03 AM on 7 April 2019. This was an unsupported run. I carried about 30 oz of water and 4 Gu packets. I ran counter clockwise around the lake. See Strava data. My route was 17.64 miles and took me 3:37:15. The route I selected was a combination of the marked trail around the lake, bushwhacking, cross country running, and some road. I chose this parking lot to start because it left what was probably the deepest and longest ford at Spring Creek within a mile of the finish. I didn’t want to have a lot of running left to do if I was soaking wet and cold. As it was, it was only thigh deep and felt really refreshing.

Future FKT attempts: Since this is a loop, I don’t think future attempts have to start and end where I did. For that matter, at this point I don’t think direction around the lake matters. The spirit of this FKT is how fast can you get around the WHOLE lake.