I’m pretty excited to run 102km (63.4 miles) in Huesca, Spain, this Saturday. Best swag bag ever… or maybe I’m just enthusiastic, but there was vino in the bag.
General Race Info
Race start time is 6am Central European (Daylight Savings), so 9 hours ahead of Pacific Time. Click here for the UTGS race website if you would like to read in Spanish.
On the Ultra Trail Guara Somontano home page there are links for various “Control Points”. Click on the “Ultra” link to follow along. It looks like these will go to Dropbox spreadsheets. We’ll see if it works on race day. “META” is the finish in Alquézar. I am bib (dorsal) #217.
There are not many reference points on the map, but you should be able to see me moving through the canyons with the satellite tracker. The race starts in a pueblo called Alquézar and will pass through there once after 8.8 miles. The course continues north and makes a figure 8 before returning to finish at the same location (Alquézar) 102km later.
Tracking Map Page: https://share.delorme.com/share/HelenUTGS
P.S. Javier has his cell phone and you are welcome to text him any time.
As for me…
I plan to take photos and eat jamón serrano at the aid stations. I absolutely intend to finish. The race director told Javier and me that most runners take initial 8.8-mile loop (back to CP3 – Alquézar) much too fast. I’m pretty sure that I won’t make that mistake. Then he told us (repeatedly – I mean – like 20 times) about how rocky the rest of the course is. There is a chance of rain and then it will be a bit warm later in the day. The weather forecasts this week have proven very unreliable.
Ok, off to the “Breafing” soon.