VIDEO - The North Face TransGranCanaria

Following the teaser, here is the long version of The North Face® Transgrancanaria® 2012 report. Saturday, March 3rd : French ultra-runner Sébastien Chaigneau won the 123 km, 5500m vertical gain race on Gran Canaria Island (Spain), establishing a new 12h54mn course record. Brazilian Fernanda Maciel led the women’s category finishing in 15h02mn.

Sébastien Chaigneau and Fernanda Maciel win the The North Face TransGranCanaria 2012 ultra-trail

Sebastien Chaigneau. The first ultra of the season, The North Face TransGranCanaria, is a good warm up for runners who compete all year long on the ultra-marathon circuit. This race, which covers 123km and 5500m vertical gain, runs from north to south across the largest island of the archipelago.

The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® 2011: 4 seasons in a single race

Gathering a total of 5500 runners for a cocktail of 4 different ultra trail races, The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc confirmed it's rank as the world's toughest event of its kind. The weather remained the master in the mountains: for this 9th edition, runners were greeted by the full array of meteorological conditions: intense heat, thunderstorms, drenching showers, high winds, thick fog, sub-zero temperatures, snowy passes and a finish under a clear blue sky.
 

Trace des Ducs de Savoie : Wild trail running through Aoste, Tarentaise and Beaufortain

This year the Trace des Ducs de Savoie (TDS) was the novelty race of The North Face® Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc organization. Although it was already proposed last year the start was not given due to severe weather on the mountains and no one was able to complete the route.  In 2009 the first edition of this race was on another trail.

The North Face® Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc® : dreams in perspective for the 9th edition.

UTMB 2011 will take place from August 22 to 28. In this wonderfull landscape, a fascinating adventure awaits all runners and volonteers gathered around a unique passion.

 ligne de départ. Photo Petzl © Lafouche

 

The 2010 UTMB: an epic edition.

Well, mountains are mountains and they don't always allow you to do what you want to do.
Strong winds, storming, rain, snow and heavy fog wreaked havoc on the "The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc", which was held August 27 - 29.



 

The 2010 UTMB, Part II: All's well that ends well

Part II (read Part I here)

UTMB: the night is yours!

The 8th edition of the Ultra Trail Mont-Blanc will take place from August 24th to 29th 2010. This mythical race follows the famous hiking path that goes round the Mont-Blanc, called “Tour du Mont-Blanc”. With 166 km and 9400 meters in difference of altitude, the race will include running at night once or twice.