The biggest week-end of the 2019 UTWT circuit is coming!
The biggest month of the 2019 Ultra-Trail® World Tour circuit is finally here! Five races await you in April! And we’re starting with an explosive week-end from the 12th to the 14th of April! It’s going to be three busy days during which three major races will take place on two different continents: in South America and in Europe!
Friday 12th of April: 100 miles of Istria in Croatia, start at 4pm (UTC +1)
Patagonia Run in Argentina, start at 4pm (UTC +1)
Saturday 13th of April: Penyagolosa Trails in Spain, start at 00am (UTC +1)
100 MILES OF ISTRIA
The 100 miles of Istria has an elevation gain of 6539 meters. This race has the “Pro” status for the 2019 UTWT circuit. It combines all aspects of trail running and gives the opportunity to runners to discover the majestic valleys of Croatia throughout sharp rocky trails, mountain single tracks and forest-covered slopes! And for this edition, the race will start at Labin and end at Umag!
This edition again, the UTWT will be represented by high-quality international athletes! We’ll see at the starting line: Alissa St Laurent, Michele Yates and Antoine Guillon!
The second 100 miles of the season will take place in Argentina, at San Martin de Los Andes. The elevation gain of this race is 9000 meters. It has the “Challenger” status on the 2019 UTWT circuit and it is once again the unique race of the circuit in South America. The Patagonia Run is a difficult race which requires a strong spirit. Located in the middle of Patagonia, it allows runners to run in one of the most impressive landscapes in the world.
Will we have a podium mostly Argentinian this year? Note that since Patagonia Run is part of the UTWT circuit, mostly Argentinians have won this race.
Eventually, the Penyagolosa Trails will be ending this sportive week-end. It will be the second race with the “Pro” status on the 2019 UTWT circuit of the week-end. Winners can win 700 points! Athletes will run in the massif of Penyagolosa during 110 km and with an elevation gain of 5600 meters. They will run throughout small villages of the Castellón province. Harry Jones will be supported by the UTWT as well as the winner of the Transgrancanaria HG Magdalena Laczak! This year we’ll be publishing live about Penyagolosa on our social medias! Make sure to watch!
ANTOINE GUILLON AT THE 100 MILES OF ISTRIA
Antoine Guillon will be present at the 100 miles of Istria! And it will be his first time there!
To prepare for the race, Antoine talked with athletes who have already run it. Knowing that it’s a fast race, he focused on bike and muscular power exercises (for energy saving). Then, he programmed training blocks. He just ended one in Minorque which consisted in running around the island in 4 stages (184 km and 3300 M+). Now, he has to analyse the race and calculate his times to prepare mentally and logistically. He will do his best to have a good position in the ranking!On the 22nd and 23rd of June Antoine will take on a new challenge: try to beat the record hold by Jack Murat who ran around the island of La Réunion during 212 km with an elevation gain of 1860 meters in 21h20. Real fan of challenges, he likes to push his limits and discover new sensations. He will stay on road during more than 200 km, at a regular pace, without walking, to change his muscular solicitations. He will need to have a strong spirit to win this new record! In the future, Antoine wants to take on another challenge, which he will announce after the one at La Réunion! Let’s follow that closely 😉
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