Blue Mountains’ legends Corey Phillpott and Lou Clifton set a new Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the 83km route from Glenbrook to Mount Victoria in just 11 hours and 13 minutes!
A tough, uphill route with from Glenbrook to Mount Victoria
Starting at the Ranger’s Hut at Glenbrook, Corey and Lou travelled 25km up the Oaks Fire Trail to Woodford then kept on the southern side of the Great Western Highway using Bedford Creek Trail and Andersons Trail to Queen Victoria Hospital at Wentworth Falls.
Then, they followed the current UTA 22 course down into Kedumba Valley and through Leura Forrest to Katoomba before following the track adjacent to the train line from Katoomba to Mount Victoria.
See the exact route here.
Corey Phillpott crossing one of many creeks on his way from Glenbrook to Mt Victoria in the Blue Mountains.
The right gear for a great day out
Lou and Corey knew if they wanted to set a new FKT they’d the very best in trail
shoes, specialised running clothing and socks, and tailor-made nutrition to fuel their bodies.
Here’s what they recommend:
Trail shoes: New Balance Hierro trail running shoes
Socks: BMRC Steigen socks for zero blisters
Tees: BMRC Tee
To follow Corey and Lou’s adventures on Instagram. Corey is @cozfit_ and Lou is @loumclifton