The draw for the UTMB ballot takes place next Friday. I would like to think that everybody on this site with an entry will get picked, but realistically it isn't going to happen.
Is there perhaps a European event of similar difficulty, with less competition for entry, that we could have as a fallback plan for those who are unlucky?
If I don't get a place I'll probably plan a self supported WHW or Cleveland Way.
No idea... Not European but Leadville or The Bear if I can find the cash!
Have a look at that Ben
That looks awesome! 200k a little far for me but the 2 middle distances look great!
I shall see what's left with places if i fail.
Maidstone half perhaps...
What about a park run?
You should really try the http://www.trailvsb.com/en/ - starting in Verbier, Switzerland.
The 110k loop overlaps the UTMB route, passing through both Champex and La Fouly. There is also a CCC equivalent (the Traversee) which is run over the second half of the full course (the Boucle).
I've done UTMB, and both Verbier races. They are all fabulous if you love running in the Alps. Actually I did them both in 2010, and have signed up again for TDS and the Traversee again this year.
Better info at
Andorra Ultra Trail, ( Ronda Dels Cims), 170k, 13000m D+!! Its the hardest trail on Europe.
I've not entred UTMB. I have it on my list to do and am planning to attempt to qualify (and get through the ballott!) for CCC. Good luck to all of you in getting through and then in completing your races.
In looking to qualify i quite fancy The tour of the Vanoise is in late June. Its 72km and only gets 2 UTMB points but I've walked/camped the route and its awesome. So if you fancy something in the same area (its prob only 40km from Chamonix) then it might be worth a look. You can find the link on UTMBs qualifying races pages.
No place for me. Bugger!
I guess this thread has an added significance for many of us now!
I will still accomplish my main running objective of 2013, which is to surpass my accomplishments of 2012!
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