Sunday, 1 July 2012

Mont-Blanc 10km (2012)

Race #20 2012 - 10km - 50:59


The Mont-Blanc Marathon event consists of five different races, the Mini Cross, the Vertical KM, Mont-Blanc 10km, Mont-Blanc Cross and the major event the Mont-Blanc Marathon.

Scenic surroundings.

La Norvège (photo: Runar Gilberg / Kondis).


Due to the Cross being full when I decided on going to Chamonix I ended up with the 10 km race. Except for the Mini Cross for kids the 10 km is the easiest of the events. Despite this it is far from a fast 10 km, and I ran more than 10 minutes slower than during my previous 10km race at Karlstad. Nevertheless, it was a great experience surrounded by beautiful nature. I ended as number 15 out of 115 in my class (Senior Hommes) and as number 38 out of all 587 runners.


View the track on Google Maps by clicking here.

At times technical, at times far from flat.

VXG.com - the only team that provides me with proper running tees.

Top 20 in my group despite running 10km in about 51 minutes.

This is what the organisers wrote about the 10 km:
MONT-BLANC 10km Race : June 30th 2012

From Cadets
On Saturday morning, for those people who would like an initiation into nature running there will be a 10km race that will allow newcomers to get a taste of trail running.

Course Nature
Dénivelé positif de 290m
Dénivelé négatif de 290m
Ouvert à partir de la catégorie Cadet.
Limité à 800 coureurs.

We started easy on gravel roads (photo: Runar Gilberg / Kondis).

Mathilde did her first race ever and finished second in her age group (photo: Runar Gilberg / Kondis).

I love the atmosphere and the nature here in Chamonix, and I might come back next year for the Cross, a 23 km uphill race. A challenge that will become a lot harder than what I did this year. However I do like challenges.



links
| official pages | 10km du Mont-Blanc | results (PDF) / results | kondis | garmin connect |

4 comments:

  1. Dette virker dødskult. Ble gira på å prøve meg på crossen neste år!

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    1. Fantastisk stemning, fantastisk natur og genialt arrangement. Crossen til neste år er en fin plan. Jeg håper på å stille til start der.

      Jeg kommer med mange bilder og film fra Chamonix når jeg kommer meg tilbake i Norge og får skikkelig Internett-tilgang igjen.

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  2. Fantastisk artikkel på Kondis forresten - førløpsforberedelse var vel dokumenter. Så fram til løpet så det veldig fint ut, bra resten innfridde også. :)
    Har fortsatt til gode å løpe i Alpene - selv om jeg har bodd der i nesten ett år.... :-0

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    1. Takk for det. Ja, mitt hemmelige treningsopplegg ble avslørt av Kondis. Var supert i Alpene, anbefaler løping der. Neste gang du drar dit ((:

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