Could I be any more excited?! ……probably not and that’s saying something for me
This is my first experience of being involved in a big Ultra race where I’m one of the favourites and I have to say I’m enjoying the experience. Even though this is the 1st edition of the Ultravasan 90km, you can tell that the organisation behind the race have also looked after 90 years of the winter skiing version of the race as it is all very slick and professional.
This morning consisted of a pleasant organised run through the last 7km of the race with all the other elites and some of the coaches/media guys.
and then this afternoon we had the Elite press-conference
Some good friendly banter between myself, Jonas Buud and Thomas Lorblanchet. Can’t wait to mix it up with these boys tomorrow and see for the first time where I stand against some world class ultra runners on the “trails”. There is also some good depth in the field with a number of quality runners from Norway in the elite field.
All the details of how to track the race can be found HERE
Race starts at 4am UK time and we will have real time GPS tracking on us which should make it easy to follow the race. From about 30km to go (8:30ish UK time) there should be some actual live “GoPro” video from the lead cyclist on the streaming feed so if I’m lucky enough to be near the front still at that point then you may see me. Also keep a close eye out for my english counterpart Holly Rush who should be smashing it in the ladies race if all goes to plan!
It’s been a great season so far with 3 target races which couldn’t have gone better…. is this a race too far before a much needed break?….. we shall see by lunchtime tomorrow but I’m going to give it a damn good go. Successful or not I know I’m going to enjoy the battle with the likes of Jonas and I’m certainly going to enjoy the post race recovery “nutrition” and rest!
By the way – I’m not contactable by phone at the moment as there was an incident with a bottle of water and my Samsung S4…. the water bottle won.
Not being shit four times in a row??….get those lucky t-shirts on guys!!