How do you heard about EB?
In January 2015, I was looking for an ultra trail in the mountains because I had been refused at the UTMB. I stumbled across the EB on the Internet. The name of the race appealed to me, so I registered on the 85 km after spending a few days of hiking with my girlfriend in the massif of Belledonne to discover the place. Since that day, the paths of Belledonne have never left my thoughts. I’ve been there 7 times: with family, friends for the reconnaissances and other Belgian runners on the Echappée Belle. Being a finisher of the 144 km in 2017, I will take part in the EB for the 4th time in August 2018 and I hope to be able to ring the bell again in Aiguebelle.
Why you would like to run Echappée Belle?
The EB represents everything I am looking for on an ultra: a real mountain course (technical, lunar landscapes, breathtaking panoramas), smiling volunteers who care for the runners, an extraordinary family spirit. It’s quite a challenge, but above all an enormous human adventure that we share. The EB memories are engraved forever.
What are you looking for with ultra trail running in general?
Meeting and sharing with other runners, moments of solitude at the top of the passes, beautiful landscapes, adventure rather than competition.
May the EB last long. If you still have doubts, don’t hesitate and go ahead: this crossing is unique. It’s difficult but achievable if you take the time to contemplate it from start to finish, and you’ll come out more than amazed!!!