So I went away with AR Trail Team / AR Collective to #TrailCamp in Chamonix. I wanted to share some thoughts on the weekend and feature some of the images taken along the way on my iPhone. 

Here is some reaction:

  • Arriving at midday after a 4am wake up call, kitting up and then going straight for Vertical KM is hardcore
  • If the longest run you’ve ever been out on was previously 3.5h, then 7h a day will come as a shock 
  • Running at altitude is hard on the lungs but you adapt quickly
  • Running downhill along technical rocky trails is a quad-killer, be ready
  • Chamonix is breathtakingly stunning so take a camera
  • If you are French and vegan your mum will make you lots of trail treats
  • Be safe not sorry; we witnessed a mountain rescue and it scared me
  • Le Lavancher is a little bit like paradise
  • If you are going to sprint over a ski jump, don’t land head first in a hole on the other side 
  • It might rain, and if it does rain, it might rain a lot
  • If you are a sneaker freak like me then you will spend 5 hours trying on trail shoes
  • James and Claudia are legends and super talented runners
  • Spencer, Alan and Adrien are going to CRUSH their respective races during UTMB
  • Jon and Ben are actually the same person
  • Génépi is tasty
  • Fireball is not
  • Days 4 / Kilometres 86 / Ascent 5,000,000m (approximation)

Thanks to all. My legs are broken, but my trail heart is full. Whatever that means. I’ll be back for the Mont Blanc Marathon (10k) in June and for UTMB week in August. Who’s with me?

Peace. ✌