sponsor Échappée Belle 2017
Why have you chosen to run the Echappée Belle?
To discover a race, a massif, paths, to go out of my comfort zone!!
Why this race attracts you?
I live in Isère since 6 years, I could run many mountains around, but not really in Belledonne, excepted in 2016 during the UT4M, but I was there by night…so I would like to discover it now…
What’s its difference between the other races?
In general we run around a mountain with practible paths, or we cross in its width by a pass. With the Echappée Belle we’ll cross in its length. The mountain, we won’t see it by raising eyes, we’ll be on it, and it under our feet…this is a big feeling of freedom and to be alone in the world. I LOVE IT!
Do you know the paths of Bellebonne?
No, but I should come for the second recognition in August.
Do you plan a specific training?
No, just a classic training for a long mountain run. Endurance and mental are the basis for this kind of ultra trail running (+ food, but I’ll have assistance on all aid station). The technicality would be essential on a short format, with the speed; on ultra it’s much less important. I’m not a chamois but I’m used to the mountain, I’ve “mountain foot”, so nothing special to endure the technicality which makes the reputation of the Echappée Belle.
What do you recommand to the other runners?
Recommandation #1: to try to follow me…
No, seriously I’m not sure that I’m the best to give advices for the training, because basically I use a lot of advices heard from everywhere.
When I’m racing I’m in my world, but my training isn’t a model.
In race I say that you’ve to let the night pass, it’s a new game on the morning, everybody doesn’t spend its night in the same way…
Recommandation #2: don’t spend 2 nights there!!
Why do you accepted to be sponsor?
Because in theory I like this kind of format, it’s in adequacy with the races I like and I use to run…ultra trail on mountain. I wouldn’t have accepted the same proposal for a 10k on the road…
Some of her results:
- 1st Echappée Belle 2017 in 37:33
- 1st Ut4M160 XTREM 2016
- 1st Grand Raid de la Réunion (Diagonale des fous) 2004
- 1st Ultra du Vercors 2015
- 1st Grand Duc 2014 solo
- 1st Défi de l’Oisans 2006