Friday, 9 May 2014

Transvulcania 2014

La Palma (South is top left and North on the right)

While we're here preparing to tackle the Fred Whitton, or a leg of the Calderdale Way Relay, Kim Collison and loads of other Brits are going to run an island, La Palma in the Canary Islands off the African Coast.

The race website ( describes it as "a mountain race that crosses the island of La Palma through two long route mountain tracks with the start line [in the South] and the finish line [in the West]."

The distance is 73.3km (which is about 45 miles) with 4000 m of climb (14,500 feet) and it starts on Saturday May 10 at 6:00 am.

Roque de los Muchachos 2426m by Kim Collison
Real running journalists would describe the race as 'stacked' (see Ian Corless's article here). And you can follow the progress of competitors here.

Fellrunning's own Kim Collison will be there too, and after a joint win of The Fellsman just two weeks ago, he'll be perfectly acclimatised for the tropical conditions of racing off the African coast!


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