Huge thanks to everyone who followed @beth_pascall
and I as we trundled north along the Cape Wrath Trail last week, and for all your kind comments.
It was a special few days that’ll live long in the memory – captured wonderfully as ever by @sfm_films
(even if they meanly refused to call this set of films, Underbog).
All those long golden glens and glorious remoteness. To chip a few days off the Fastest Known Time (FKT) was icing on the cake.
Our data is on our Strava accounts. The Cape Wrath Trail has several variants but we wanted to set a transparent, benchmark FKT that would hopefully avoid petty squabbles in future years. So we simply followed the route as described in Iain Harper's excellent Cicerone guidebook (which is different in places to both the @capewrathultra
race route and Harvey Maps) as faithfully as possible.
Our little adventure couldn't have happened without a lot of help. Thank you @inov_8
for brilliant kit as ever; @petzlrunning
for sponsoring the films; @runnersworlduk
for hosting and promoting them (full CWT FKT story to come in the mag); @suunto
for the fancy timepieces; @opentracking
for software that helped keep us safe and verify our efforts; Shane Ohly and Gary Thompsett for priceless knowledge; @mountainfuel_uk
(specifically the tasty Trek N Eat dehydrated meals) and nut, custard and chocolate producers of the world, for keeping me well fed; the Benmore Forest game-keeper who gave me his sandwiches; and the wonderful folk at the Cape Wrath lighthouse (Stuart, James, John, the other John and Angela) who looked after us so well when our adventure continued after the running had stopped.
Lastly, thank you @beth_pascall.
You were the perfect partner in crime. 😃🏃♀️🏃🏻♂️🏔
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