Friday, 25 July 2014

Sky Running

An old housemate of mine, Liz Barker, recently ran the Dolomites Skyrace.  She's a serious athlete and I'm used to seeing photos of her cycling or running in scenic mountain locations, but the photos she posted recently are something else.

Image borrowed: www.widermag.com

This is an event only for experienced mountain runners: the route is a 22-kilometre up-and-down loop which features 1750 metres of ascent and 1750 metres of descent.  The start and finish are in the ski and holiday resort of Canazei (1450m).  The highest point on the course is on the summit of Piz Boè (3152m), the highest peak of the 'Gruppo del Sella' massif.


I can't really describe how awesome this race is.  Just take a look at this video...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CkvS6tUIQY8


Chapeau, Liz!