Team of 11 women set fastest-known relay time on Ontario’s Rideau Trail
On a soggy Canada Day in eastern Ontario, a team of 11 women set a new benchmark on the Rideau Trail.
The group, known as the Wild Bruce Chase, the current women’s relay record holders on the Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest footpath, began the more than 300k trip on Canada Day. The current fastest-known time for a women’s relay team now stands at 34 hours and 40 minutes.
The Rideau Trail and its associated side trails weave through the backcountry between Ottawa and Kingston, Ont., for a total of approximately 387k. The Wild Bruce Chase completed 328k on the main trail beginning on July 1.