Cap de Creus – Trail Marathon 2014

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To the right of the Gulf of Roses, and Green Mountains ‘Cap de Creus’

On Sunday May 5, 2014, after a few months training, I ran the ‘Cap de Creus’ trail marathon with 2 friends (yes, in ‘Cap de Creus’), as it appears online “Between land and sea, Cap de Creus is a place of great beauty endowed with a singular geological settings, structures and outcrops that form a single set in the world. The effect of the north wind has made appear capricious forms of erosion and has transformed the landscape in a very special way”. It’s basically a beautifull and unique a place, perfect for a marathon (42kms approx or 26miles…) and a spot on distance because we where able to travel from end to end and see almost all of Cap Creus.

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Like any trail marathon in the mountains, this had a total positive and negative altitude of 4400m (not like a road marathon, all flat), 2200m of ups and 2200m of downs. It went from sea level ‘o-m’ to 649meters at “Castell de Verdera”. The start was in ‘Roses’ and just a few kms in, the first ascent was near, the bigest one of “Castell de Verdera” (649m), on KM8 we then lowered to ‘Selva de Mar’, from there back up a bit and cross the second peak ‘Puig Bufadors’ KM22, then down to ‘Cadaques’ succeing the half point and only  left 2 peaks of 300m (each) and in the middle, a couple of very beautiful beaches and finally ending downhill.

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It was trully an amazing experience, enjoyed seeing lovely sea and mountains in panoramic views 360º that left me speechless. With such good views 8 + hours it took to compleate the 42kms, flew by, really, altough at the half point (21KM) I was a little bit tired, after some more steps, just less and less was left to it be over and compleated, so I broke the metaphorical ‘wall’ of marathons and pushed my legs trough some pain to the finish line !

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V I D E O

 

/ / I decided to edit the four clips that i recorded (always impulse to create videos) they are not incredible shots (my main focus was in the photos and, eh, duh, running :P), but they turned out ok + I put a concept of the timeline in  KMs / /

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Altough it’s all in my retinas, I decided to take the camera, like everything I do, if its being lived, why not immortalize? and then enjoy?

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/ / Click on images to enlarge (and to pass them on full screen) / /

– Slide over to view the title and to follow KM by KM –

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map – An amazing experience, hope to inspire.

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