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.
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.
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 !
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 / /
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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– An amazing experience, hope to inspire.