2020 has been without any doubt the year of the FKT. Kristian Morgan, a UK running coach and elite ultrarunner, finished the South West Coast Path in 10 days, 12 hours, 6 minutes. The previous record was held by Damien Hall, who recently set a new FKT on the Pennine Way. (Enlace al articulo en Español)
The South West Coast Path is UK’s longest National Trail, which passes through World Heritage Sites and a UNESCO Biosphere.
The SWCP for 630 miles or 1000km of rugged coastline became the backdrop of Kristian’s mental and physical battle to push through fatigue and stick to mileage plans; his mother as support crew. He established an early lead, but found himself at a 100 mile deficit on the last day. Like a horse to the barn, he found the legs to get to the finish with over a 3 hour lead on the FKT established in 2016 by Damien Hall.
You can also check out more on Kristian Morgan’s experience on the Appalachian Trail
while pacing Karel Sabbe who holds the current FKT, which Kristian hopes to challenge soon. To find out more about Kristian’s coaching services or to support his GoFundMe to challenge the Appalachian Trail, visit his website KristianUltra.com