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Trail: Menton – La Manda

Sunday Anna, Alex Chabot and I left Menton for two different Trail’s. We ran all together up to the Col de Castillon, then Anna went back to Menton through the village of Sainte-Agnès while Alex and I continued toward the North to Luceram and then finished at La Manda. This 65 km Trail crosses 12 […]
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Trail: Vence 20 km

Sunday Anna and I did a 20 km Trail running around the village of Vence (325m). It is a nice Trail, with a limited elevation gain +1000m / -1000m and where it is possible to run most of the time. Even if we had a GPS and I already did this Trail a while ago, […]
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Trail: Ferion – Utelle

Since my return from the Khan Tengri expedition I mainly ran on road, doing interval training. Yesterday I was glad to leave the road to resume Trail running. I did a 37 km loop starting in Plan du Var and climbing Mont FĂ©rion and Madone d’Utelle. The profile of the Trail is interesting with 4 […]
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Trail: St Etienne – Tenibre – Vens

Last week was my peak training week in preparation for the Khan-Tengri (7010 m) expedition that will start in less than 3 weeks. After 44 km ran during the week, Anna and I made a Trail/Trekking this weekend around Saint Etienne-de-TinĂ©e. We wanted to go at a higher altitude than usual, even though in the […]
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Trail: St Martin-Vesubie – Millefonts – Pepoiri

A week after the Vertical Km race, we went back to Saint Martin-VĂ©subie for a 25 km +1800 m Trail. We did the Trail #8, Lacs des Millefonts as described on the Trail resort of Saint Martin-VĂ©subie website. We started off from the signpost 69 instead of Saint Martin-VĂ©subie to avoid the first kilometer on […]
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4 Deserts: Gobi March story and photos

Here is the story and 60 photos of the Gobi March Race 2012. The Gobi March is a 250 km (155 miles) running race which takes place in the Gobi desert, around Kashgar. Kashgar is on the western part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China, near the border with Tajikistan. There are 6 […]
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Trail: Km Vertical – St Martin-Vesubie

Yesterday, just a week after the Gobi race in China, Anna and I participated in the first Kilometre Vertical race in Saint Martin-VĂ©subie. 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 […]
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4 Deserts: Gobi March – Stage 6

Gobi Race: 6th Stage, 16.4 km. The last stage was only 16.4 km but it was tough. We were all tired by 7 days of race, altitude, heat, heavy pack, stomach problems, sore muscles… We all said before the start that we will go slowly but… when the race started, everybody ran like crazy trying […]
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4 Deserts: Gobi March – Stage 5

Gobi Race: 5th Stage. 3rd overall! We had the long stage yesterday… We woke up at 5am, after another cold night. We prepared our kit and got on the bus at 7am for a 2 hour drive to reach the start. I ate the breakfast in the bus and tried to get some rest. We […]
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4 Deserts: Gobi March – Stage 4

Gobi Race: 4th Stage, 39 km +650 m. This stage was supposed to be long and difficult… and it was. And it was also very scenic, technical and fun. All started after a cold night but I guess it could have been worse. Getting up in the dark and cold, still a bit tired from […]
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