Who's fancying it?
Anyone else thinking about this? After watching the programme on C4 last weekend I'm now thinking this might be next year's holiday - a fortnight in a lovely location and a cracking looking run into the bargain.
The race isn't expensive to enter, but the flights and accomodation will require a bit of saving, I reckon.
Have done a bit of research on this one today and I'm very keen. Direct flights look like weekends only but you can fly to Tenerife in the week for about £250. Tenerife to La Palma is a short flight for about £40 so could easily have a few days in Tenerife (climb Teide!), fly to La Palma Thurs/Fri, race Saturday, back to Tenerife Mon and back to Blighty Tues/Weds. Shouldn't imagine booking odd nights in hotels would be difficult or expensive.
Ive wanted to run this for a while now...2014 could be the year
mount Teide is lovely , a while since i went there!
Ran it this year, highly recommend it.After landing at Tenerife South I jumped in a taxi to the port and got a ferry across to La Palma.
Oh I so want to run this. Cash is the only stumbling block though. I'll be entering WS again and UTMB so I think this will have to wait. I'd hate to book this up and my WS entry come in. Couldn't afford both.
Loulabell. I'm going to be running on Mount Teide on Boxing day. Haven't had chance to check out routes yet. Is it possible to run up and down it in a day?
I think I will be there and also TransGranCanaria in March.But will start next year,like every year,with GC Marathon in January.My OH is from GC and I just love the islands.
Dill, im jealous!!! yes you can don walk/run in a day but i think you need to look at the altitude perhaps , deoends how you are with mountain ascent ? also a friend of mine hiked it years back and im sure i remember him saying there was a case of needing permission if you wanted to go past a certain altitude point. i may be wrong but it may be worth checking out first .
Thanks for the heads up Lou I shall check it right out before I go.
Family holiday over Chrimbo and New year. I would have been up there Christmas day but I have had to compromise on Boxing day.
My wife keeps talking about winter sun etc. I'm just thinking I can run every day in a beautiful and warm place.. Hope she takes a good book.
How hard is it to get a place in Transvulcania?
Not hard at all Ben. You just go on and register and pay your money! No qualifying races etc like say the UTMB and CCC.
I can't wait. Not done and ultra in ages for various reasons so really looking forward to this. It looked amazing on the tv.
how refreshing to have a race that isn't all about points qualification.
I really love the look of this but not sure about logistics at the moment so may have to be a 2015 thing!!
cragchick wrote (see)
how refreshing to have a race that isn't all about points qualification. I really love the look of this but not sure about logistics at the moment so may have to be a 2015 thing!!
CragC, i want to do it too but like you , logistics and time to go etc may mean 2015 for me as well- shall we pencil it in ?lol
Absolutely LLB . I think you and I have similar logistical problems!
I am determined that one day, we shall meet at a race!
Followed this race for tlast last couple of years and definitely on the list of 'to do' races.
May not happen for me next year but certainly 2015.
* sulks with cragc*
Cragc, we will def make it to an event together with a collection of children no doubt
Think this could be my 2015 race looks a great race. better start saving
Saw a program on this yesteday on eurosport. Would be interested in the 2015 race.
Better find some hills
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