Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Au revoir Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc

By Darren Roberts

We're back. Whilst I collect my thoughts to post a story about our UTMB adventure - check the route out. It blew us away. 166km, 3 countries (France, Italy and Switzerland), 2300 competitors, of which
1238 finished (I'm luckily included in that). An elevation gain higher than that of Everest. It was more than we thought it would be. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I'll never go back - well - maybe once more ;-).



And while you watch it, open this in another tab as background music - it's the theme tune for the race. It plays as you start and its incredibly moving. The race organisers ask you to close your eyes and think about the courage you'll need. When you cross the finish line it's playing for you again. Quite emotional.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWUD7M-Vf_Y

There's also a great fly-through here:
http://therunscout.com/2009/06/ultra-trail-du-mont-blanc/


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