Saturday, 5 August 2006

Defi de l'Oisans

30th July to 4th August 2006, Les Deux Alpes, France
200km, 12,000m+
Results  |  SMAG Website
The Defi de l'Oisans is a 200km jog round the Ecrins National Park, almost entirely along the GR54 hiking trail. The Equipe d'Ecosse consisted of 8 runners this year. Es Tresidder finished highest in 2nd place behind Benoit Laval. Es took 3 stage wins out of 6 race stages, and broke the course record in each case. Next was Damon Rodwell in 4th place, 47 seconds ahead of Manny Gorman after 18 hours 51 minutes of racing. I finished 6th a further 8 minutes behind in 18:59, and was first V1 (V40). Trevor Richens was next in 13th place, then Steffen Gorgas, Dave Rogers and Catriona Miller. Cat finished as 2nd lady behind Alexandra Roussett, having lead for the first 3 stages.
This was the 2nd "Grand Randonée" of my 3GR Challenge. Next stop is the Ultra Tour du Mont Blanc on August 25th.
Stage 5 - Esmond Tresidder Stage 5 - Damon Stage 5 - Chris Stage 5 - Manny Stage 5 - Trevor
Stage 2 - Cluy to le Chazelet Stage 3 - La Grave to Villar d'Arene Stage 4 - Villar d'Arene to les Guibertes Stage 6 - Vallouise to Chapelle en Valgaudemar Stage 7 - Chapelle en Valgaudemar to Valsenestre Stage 8 - Valsenestre to les Deux Alpes

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