I am back to announce a newcoming ultra trail at only 50 minutes from Madrid airport. Around the nicest peaks of Madrid Sierra, Peñalara Society is getting into action. 110km and +/+15,000ft, with an ample 36h hour limit and 6 towns where to get a rest area. It will be held 3th July 2010.
It is said to be the Spanish reaction to UTMB, but on a more accesible scale.
Within some weeks the site www.grantrail.es will have the entry forms ready (initially limited to 500). In case their site sucks or it gets too difficult to compete for a race bib with local rabbits, you can use my email (or reply in this forum) as a contact.
And oh yes I shall be in the entry list. Cheers,
Hi Luis-if this race is as well organised as the Avila 50k was then this will be a great race, is it up near Avila at all. How are you keeping? Is the Avila race still going? The year i did it is was so cold on the start line and the following week you had lots of snow. Do you have the discounted accomodation again?
As UI says a lot of us will be in Germany to an Ironman distance triathlon
MI-if Luis organises this event as well as the other one i did back in 2005, it will go as smooth as clockwork, from the accomodation, to the buses to the start , the marshalls everything and everyone was fantastic and great value for money....good luck with your 10k tomorrow.
We have a race date for 2011. 25-26/June. After a great ultra traildebut success, our Gran Trail Peñalara (GTP) comes back again with a110km course and +5.000m gain only at ... 30 minute drive from Madrid!Great city and loads of things to do.
Our race website has some basic information in English already. Photosfrom 2010, race profile, sections,Please give it close look and do not hesitate to contact me (Raceoverseas PR) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More info (in English) at http://www.grantrail.es/indexN.asp
Remember: We are a UTMB qualifying race!
¡¡¡Entries available from 10 January!!!
Best,Luis ArribasPR Overseas, GTP Race Board
Tonka Boy, I am not so much involved on the GTP board. I am only helping as overseas PR as well as entrant (check last year results, I do running too!).
But I can pass some more info about pure-Luis' style events It was great to have you all British contingent here.
Entries open 10th Jan.
We had a 500 runners sold out in days in 2009, so you'd probably need to make an early winter plan. There is no need to worry about flights and so, as Madrid Airport is connected with several cities with loads of flights (both regular and low cost) in the UK.
More to come. Any qestions on race profile, terrain?
Entries will be open 10th January. It is expected we reach the entry limit within some days. So please go getting your holidays organised!!
Race website at work, we are updating all information in English too. Further questions you may have please email me or post here.
Some section of the race course is being redesigned. But the overall climb and aid stations remains pretty much the same. 110km and +5500m
Entries are open.
At http://grantrail.es/documentos.asp you can click on race info and regulations. If you have problems on how to proceed with entries, just post here.
We are trying to make entry process more simple and accesible for those non-Spanish speakers.
An FAQs, just post here.
To cheer you up,
Some Picasa albums with tons of pictures
Sergio: http://picasaweb.google.com/mayayo.oxigeno/GaleriaGtp?fgl=true&pli=1#Images from a shadowy pinewood around km 35: http://picasaweb.google.com/claudiolunamansilla/GTP#Front and backstage at the aid station checkpoint km 40: Alto Morcuera (1800m )http://picasaweb.google.com/103213758351700319605/ControlMorcueraGTP#It had all started with some light rain... km 15. http://picasaweb.google.com/109234488521403941906/GTP#
Guys and girls,
All the map and waypoint info is already available. English info on course and regulations too. See http://www.grantrail.es/documentos.asp for all necessary issues.
Moreover, email me in case you need extra help. Entries still available. Get your summer ultra under agenda!
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