FKT: Steven Larick - Schuylkill River Trail (PA) - 2021-02-27

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Parkerford - Philadelphia
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Total time
5h 53m 25s
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I parked my van in Parker Ford and got picked up by a uber which then dropped me on South street in Philadelphia. Walked to where the trail currently ends and took a photo. I started late in day at 2:30PM in hopes of as much snow melting as possible. I carried 48 ozs of fluids, filter soft flask, headlamp, gloves, 7 gels, 1 waffle and thing of chews. I only refilled on fluids once at a water fountain at the Betzwood Trailhead and never ending up needing to use my soft flask filter. I also turned on my headlamp at the Betzwood Trailhead. I didn't encounter any snow until after Manayunk and then I ran into way more then I anticipating on. The further I went the more snow there was and I thought a lot about quitting due to the trail conditions. I ran totally by myself and unsupported. I ate all but one of my gels and carried my trash all the way to the finish. My Garmin had it at 36.46 for my first FKT.