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    Bluetrail Ultra, Tenerife

    Has anyone done this in the past (or is intending to do it this October)?
    Booked my accommodation & flights and about to enter online. Did some trail running from the Arona region last week and thought I'd give this a whirl in October (although not the 101K route). Be interested in some feedback if anyone has had a crack at it before......

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    Hi Ady, how's it going for this did you learn anything about this one (beyond website info)? Interested in this one for 2015 or another year. I've been up to the high plateau of Teide NP in Tenerife before and its a strange and captivating place. And the idea of running across the island, predominantly to reach one very high point and then descend back to sea-level sounds like it could be a really gratifying and somewhat different to most multi-peak challenge ultra's.

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    Thought I'd bump this thread and see if anyone has any experience of this race?

    I've been looking at it as a potential trip for next June.

    61 miles and 21000ft for the long race, so a bit of a step up from the 10 Peaks stats-wise (45 miles and 18000ft).

    But suspect the fact that the majority of the climb is all in the first half, up to mount Teide, then a constant descent back down to sea level, coupled with the heat and sun, would make this a very tough proposition. The final 4800ft or so of climb being concentrated in a mere 10km according to the route profile...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Thought I'd bump this thread and see if anyone has any experience of this race?

    I've been looking at it as a potential trip for next June.

    61 miles and 21000ft for the long race, so a bit of a step up from the 10 Peaks stats-wise (45 miles and 18000ft).

    But suspect the fact that the majority of the climb is all in the first half, up to mount Teide, then a constant descent back down to sea level, coupled with the heat and sun, would make this a very tough proposition. The final 4800ft or so of climb being concentrated in a mere 10km according to the route profile...!
    it's the "coupled with the heat and sun" bit that would make me wary.

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    Having ran/cycled/been up mountains in the Canaries before, I'm pretty well aware of the heat and sun, and whilst a concern, it wouldn't necessarily be a showstopper for me.

    I think of slightly more concern is the altitude... 3550m is the highest point on the race. There's only 15km or so which is above 2500m, so perhaps 2-3 hours, but that's climbing steeply and then a hectic descent, I wonder if this distance/height/time-span is enough for the altitude to become a big factor...?

    I must admit that having mulled this one over at the weekend I'm very keen...

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