The South West Coast Path is the longest walking path in the UK. It runs 630 miles along the southern and western coasts of the UK, through Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. The SWCP has seen several FKT trips in recent years. Here's a summary from Damian Hall's post on the inov-8 blog (with links added):
As FKT fever has grown, the SWCP has seen similar activity. Mark [Townsend] has run the path before, setting a joint record [with Julie Gardener] in 2013 of 14 days, 14 hours and 44 minutes. In April 2015, Patrick Devine-Wright, who I once finished joint-second with in a 102-mile race, ran it in a new record of 14 days 8 hours and 2 minutes [a 41-minute video of the trip is here]. But then in June the extraordinary Mark “Bez” Berry – who, like Mark Townsend, I met on the Spine Race (it’s where you meet all the best people) – knocked a whopping three days off the record. He completed the trail in just 11 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes. An average of 55 miles a day. This April, Royal Marine Baz Gray, with several hugely impressive endurance feats to his name, attempted to run the path in 10 days – an average of 63 miles a day. He was, however, forced to give up after just three days with a bad knee injury.
Prior to Townsend and Gardener, Malcom Law ran the SWCP in 16d9h57m in June 17 - July 3, 2012. Law started out with Tom Bland, who had to stop after 7 days due to injury. Law indicates that the previous record was "21 days".
Damian's record is quite intimidating and incredible! Does anybody know if there is a solo female record apart from Julie's (also impressive and intimidating!) time?