25 June, 2012

Philippe Gatta – Kilometre Vertical Race

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Philippe Gatta – Kilometre Vertical Race

Yesterday, just a week after the Gobi race in China, Anna and I participated in the first Kilometre Vertical race in Saint Martin-Vésubie. The rules are simple; run up-hill on a 5 km distance and 1,150 m of elevation gain. The runners start every 30 seconds and the ranking is based on the time at the top of the hill. The start was in the village of Saint Martin-Vésubie at 975 m and the finish line was on the top of Cime de la Palu at 2,132 m.

We ran together and won the team category in 1h09m06s.

Anna and I have been training on the Cime de la Palu for many years.

The Race was fun and very well organized. This race is part of a larger effort to create a Trail running resort in Saint Martin-Vésubie and the National Park of Mercantour.

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