Breaking Scott Jurek’s Appalachian trail record
Last year (2018) I paced “Karel Sabbe” helping him break “Scott Jureks” speed record on the Appalachian Trail (AT). Running up to 37 miles per day carrying Karel’s food and drinks. I covered in total 425 miles on the AT for the 15 days I was on the trail. Whilst out there sweating in the heat of the day I became inspired to one day go for my own attempt. After some planning I am happy to announce I will be going for my own attempt this year.
I’m heading north bound for my attempt
This year (2019) I will be attempting to break the supported north bound AT record. This means I will start at Springer Mountain in Georgia and finish at Mount Katahdin in Maine. I will travel 2189 miles, crossing 14 states. My attempt will begin on July the 1st. I am very excited to have this adventure ahead of me, I have the support of my family and friends. I will also have some runners come out to pace me during my attempt. It will be an epic adventure and will hold many challenges.
Appalachian Trail on Strava
Whilst pacing my friend Karel Sabbe I recored all my runs on Strava. Below are 4 days taken from the 15 days I paced, if you would like to see more of my runs on Strava click on one of the runs below. I will also be uploading every run at the end of each day during my record attempt so you can follow my progress in full.
Past and present AT record holders
Below is a list of the past and present (Supported) record holders, I have not included un-supported record holders as its a separate record.