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Skyrace Des Matheysins was the first counter in the French...

Ricky Lightfoot, le texte de sa publication du 21-05-2019 18:00:21 :
Skyrace Des Matheysins was the first counter in the French Sky Running Series and also a counter in the World Series this week end

I was pretty pleased to be running my first skyrace in a little while but I wasn’t expecting the weather to be so wet and with fresh snow on the summits!

The race started steady covering the first km in just over 4 minutes with a slight incline, we rolled through the first few kilometres on muddy trails and single track climbing up through the forest and clag until we reached the first check point at 6km.

I was in 3rd when we went into a small descent only seconds between the first dozen or so, at 8km the climb kicked up and I dropped a few places before the 12km check, there was a small group of 5-6 of us laying in 4-10th.

I felt pretty good, but once in the deeper snow every step went knee deep and I began to trail the group I was with - I’m blaming my heavier bones, I’m giving some of these guys 10-15kg advantage, some of them even more so the soft snow didn’t play to my advantage!

We passed the crux of the course, all roped up which included a steep descent on a snow field and made the last climb up to the 2400m high point, from here it was mainly descent back to the finish.

I pulled a couple of places back but it was only good enough for 17th in the end, 7 minutes behind the winner and under a couple of minutes behind a top 10.

Its a race I’d recommend and I’ll definitely come back one day for another go

Next big race will be the World Trail Running Championship in Portugal the beginning of June

Thanks to Andy for translating for me all weekend 🇫🇷➡️🇬🇧

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