Sunday, July 22, 2007

TAY Local Event - Tentsmuir









Tentsmuir is forested sand dunes on the Fife coast just north of St Andrews. I ran the long course which was 5.2k with 13 controls. I took 37 minutes and lost significant time at number 12 which I mismarked, drawing my circle some 150m too far east.

Results.

Map with my course.



Map with my route.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

5 Days of the Fortresses 2007, Italy





The 5 Days of the Fortresses 2007 were based on Folgaria in Trentino, northern Italy. The events took place between 1000m and 1500m above sea level - high enough for many to feel the effects of altitude, but also high enough to be not too hot! At 1000m the forests were a mixture of coniferous and deciduous (mostly beech) trees, whilst at 1300m the forests were entirely coniferous and at 1500m the forests gave way to alpine meadows. Days 1 and 5 were medium length courses whilst days 2, 3 and 4 were normal distances. Day 5 was also a chasing start. As always, the Italian maps, courses and event organisation were excellent; with wonderful assembly/finish areas and a terrific atmosphere generated by the race commentator.

Folgaria - with the event welcome!





SUNDAY, JULY 01, 2007 - Training - Passo Coe Malga Zonta

Passo Coe is at 1600m and is a fantastic area. It was used for the Italian Championships in 2003 - the map shows the M50 course, with my training course in black.





MONDAY, JULY 02, 2007 - Day 1 - Forte Cherle

M50 was 4.9k with 210m of climb and 13 controls, and took me 33 minutes.

Results.
Splits.

Davis Rosen, SROC, the only other British runner on M50; sprinting for the finish.







TUESDAY, JULY 03, 2007 - Day 2 - Forte Cherle

M50 was 5.1k with 230m of climb and 12 controls, and took me 43 minutes.

Results.
Splits.


Toby Imhof, SUI, on the run in.







THURSDAY, JULY 05, 2007 - Day 3 - Lago di Lavarone

M50 was 5.8k with 215m of climb and 15 controls, and took me 51 minutes.

Results.
Splits.

Hazel Dean, FVO, sprinting towards the finish.







FRIDAY, JULY 06, 2007 - Day 4 - Lago di Lavarone

M50 was 5.7k with 245m of climb and 18 controls, and took me 52 minutes.

Results.
Splits.





SATURDAY, JULY 07,2007, - Day 5 - Costa di Folgaria

M50 was 4.9k with 210m of climb and 14 controls, and took me 37 minutes.

Results.
Splits.

Prize giving - alongside Lars Lonnkvist SWE 1st, Francesco Guglielmetti SUI 2nd, Soren Jonsson NOR 3rd and Willi Muller SUI 4th.