We recently ran Sierre Zinal, a historic and super-competitive 31 km (18 mile) town-to-town trail race in the Swiss Alps. The race was impressive– in its scale (4500 people), its pace, and the local enthusiasm before, during, and after. It was our first race overseas and an incredible introduction to the European scene.
And it was really tough.
But the plus-side of knowing you don’t stand a chance of being near the front of a race is that you can take some time to record a little video.
Christy is putting together a write-up on the whole Sierre Zinal event with more details which we’ll share soon.
Does Hardrock has fiddlers and accordion players on the course?
It certainly does not. The race committee should consider importing a few.
Awesome video Ted and glad you both had a fun experience. It gave me some fun goose bumps from running it in ’12. The views, people, cows, were all top notch. The ups are UP and the downs are DOWN over there!
Great video. If you found it hard then it must be extremely tough. Sounds like there was refreshment available near the Arrivée. Must say the music on course was a touch surrealistic but why not?
Adam, we probably could have read more into the details you gave us. We were both out there wondering why we didn’t listen more closely. Fun for sure, but in a “now that it’s done” kind of way.