UTMB on Channel4 Sunday 2nd @ 7:35am

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30/11/2012 at 14:15

Something for the weekend ?

Sun 2 Dec
7:35am - 8:05am
Channel 4

Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

About this programme

Action from the 104-mile mountain race in Chamonix, France, which toured Europe's highest mountain and had been won by Great Britain's Lizzy Hawker on four occasions.

30/11/2012 at 14:55

not according to their online TV listings.

where did you see this?

30/11/2012 at 14:55

8:35am on Channel 4+1 ....... I like a bit of a lie in

Cheers for the heads up DD

30/11/2012 at 14:57

Ohhhh! a.m. doh! stupid me

30/11/2012 at 15:23
Cheers Dougie, I think if it's the one I'm thinking of its a repeat of last years race, still worth a look though
30/11/2012 at 16:40
Oooo thanks for that !
02/12/2012 at 10:11
Is this available on 4 on demand? Got up too late and can't find it! If so does anyone know the exact programme name so I can search it!
02/12/2012 at 12:38

It will be repeated on Wednesday in the wee small hours (3.30am)

According to the info on channel4's page it is "Coming to ondemand soon", seems to come under the Triathlon section




02/12/2012 at 13:07
Thanks Dougie.
meface    pirate
02/12/2012 at 21:39

If you have Sky+ then stick it on a series link. I did this for the Outlaw Triathlon earlier this year (as I was in it) and it has linked to all sorts of odd stuff. Multi-day adventure racing, silly rat race style events, and now UTMB.All early Sunday morning

I don't watch all of them, last one was Cardiff half-marathon but some are intresting.


04/12/2012 at 10:47

I was disapppointed i must say, it was hardly any action apart from a few shots which kept being repeated, and mostly interviews with Jez and Lizzie and Sebastien. (which is all very well but i would have liked the program to follow the race a bit)

cougie    pirate
04/12/2012 at 11:09

I've just started watching this - I guess its a bit of a bugger to cover with cameras isnt it ?  But 100+ miles round the Alps ? Brutal !


As Me..face says - I've got it Sky+ series linked. 

04/12/2012 at 11:19

well eurosport managed it before (think it was 2011), they did an hour program which was very good, this one just didnt do it for me!

Its 100 km not miles, but of course that doesnt make it any less impressive!

It's hard enough walking  through the alps let alone running!

04/12/2012 at 12:20
MM its normally around 105 miles, it was only shortened this year, as it has been in the past couple of years, because of severe weather systems battering the area.
As for the coverage I didn't find it anything special, as others have said its been done before so why not again. Last year there was at least two camera helicopters buzzing around us on the course and that footage went into the race DVD so it's a little surprising a programme made for TNF didn't seem to have any.
If anyone wants last years race DVD to have a look at the race properly I'm sure I can make a copy or two
04/12/2012 at 12:34

i stand corrected on the distance then!

thats what i thought about the helicopters too.

the eurosport video is here, unfortunately there are adverts I dont know if it would be the same as the dvd but its still quite a good video


04/12/2012 at 20:42

I was a bit disappointed - not much footage, interviews with three people and a lack of narrative as the race progressed.

Saying which, it was better than no show about the UTMB, so I'm not complaining too much...

04/12/2012 at 21:08

I wonder if the lack of good coverage (helicopters, etc) was at least partly due to the crap weather ?

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