Let's have a quick overview of a selection of some trail races that kicked of the 2018 season. Such as some little trails to kick off the season or some other Ultra-Trail® like a famous Vibram® Hong Kong 100. Watch below specificities and results of these races.
The Vibram Hong Kong 100 is the first QUARTZ Event of the year. The spotlight is on runner’s health in this race. Runners were invited to take a “health race number” to support Ultra Sports Science’s medical research projects. If you want more information about QUARTZ Program click here : http://itra.run/page/379/Programme_QUARTZ.html
During the race, runners had the pleasure to run along coastal paths and across stunning sandy beaches. With an amazing view, runners had to run more than 96 km with 4830 climb and -4370 m descent. During the race records were smashed. At only 22 years old, Miao Yao, with a 768 ITRA performance Index, crossed the finish line almost 40 minutes inside Núria Picas’s record in 10:40:52. In the men’s race Min Qi won first place in only 9:28:36 breaking François d’Haenne’s previous record of 9:32:36. Congratulations to all finishers. For the raceresults click here: http://www.racetecresults.com/Results.aspx?CId=16387&RId=6158
On January 14th many runners chose the Trail des Coursières to kick off the season. This event is made up of two beautiful trails. The first one was 15 km long with 540 D+ and the other race was 31 km long with 1160 D+. A total of 1575 runners enjoyed this race across forests and beautiful hills not far from Lyon in France - an excellent to open the season. To get results click here: http://www.coursieresdeshautsdulyonnais.org/trail-hivernal/
The Angkor Ultra-Trail® took place on January 19th and 20th in Siem Reap, one of the most treasured archaeological sites in South-East Asia. At the heart of the Khmer kingdom this Ultra-Trail® weaved 128 km through the temples of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it’s protected natural surrounding. To consult race’s results click here: https://www.sportstats.asia/events.xhtml?eventname=ultra%20trail%20d%27angkor&companies=[8
January 27th: ULTRA TRILHOS DOS ABUTRES® is a semi self-sufficiency race. This race crossed the paths and tracks of the Serra da Lousã – Miranda do Corvo and Vila Nova – with approximate distance of 50 km and 2,500 D+. It was a technical race for all finishers who got 3 ITRA points. Congratulations to every finisher! For more information click here: http://itra.run/page/328/Results.html