Tinkoff’s Brumotti fires up in Livigno

Brumotti fires up in Livigno – 2016 edition

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Wednesday WIN (2016-Aug-24)

Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) 2016
2016 AUGUST 22 – 28, Chamonix, France
The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (also referred to as UTMB) is a single-stage mountain ultramarathon. It takes place once a year in the Alps, and follows the route of the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. It has a distance of approximately 166 kilometres (103 mi), and a total elevation gain of around 9,600 m. It is widely regarded as one of the most difficult foot races in Europe, and one of the largest with over two thousand starters. The combined participation in all of the events is approaching 10 thousand runners.
While the best runners complete the loop in slightly more than 20 hours, most runners take 30 to 45 hours to reach the finish line. There is no prize money awarded.
[wikipedia]

Watch the live feed on: http://utmbmontblanc.com/en/ or http://www.ultratrail.tv/?live=en

Teaser UTMB® 2016

THE RACES:
UTMB: Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (166 km +9,600 m)
CCC: Courmayeur – Champex – Chamonix (101 km +6,100 m)
TDS: Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie (119 km +7,250 m)
OCC: Orsières – Champex – Chamonix (53 km +3,300 m)
PTL: La Petite Trotte à Léon (approx. 300 km +28,000 m)
YCC: Youth Chamonix Courmayeur : youth aged 16 – 22 years (approx. 15 km +1,000 m)

UTMB 2016 route preview

PTL 2016 – Start

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Wonderland Trail Run 2016

wonderland-run Event: Wonderland Run
Distance: 20km short / 36km long
Date: Sunday the 21st August 2016
Location: Hall Gap, The Grampians
Organised by: Big Long Run

The Wonderland Run Grampians is a 2km and 8km Saturday afternoon run, followed by 20km and 36km runs on Sunday morning, based at Halls Gap in Victoria.
Absolute freaking intensity! You are engulfed by a whole different world. You are IN the landscape. It will chew you up and spit you out and you will love it. All events based from Halls Gap in the mighty Grampians, starting from School Rd. Due to the arduous nature of the runs, runners need to qualify by having run in other events.

Wonderland 20km

Wonderland 20km (Image: Trail Runner Magazine AU_NZ)

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Tuesday Tunes‬ #222 – Wonderland

wonderland-run Wonderland
Wonderland is the setting for Lewis Carroll’s 1865 children’s novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
In the story, Wonderland is accessed by an underground passage, and Alice reaches it by travelling down a rabbit hole. While the location is apparently somewhere beneath Oxfordshire, Carroll does not specify how far down it is, and he has Alice speculate whether it is near the centre of the earth or even at the Antipodes. The land is heavily wooded and grows mushrooms. There are well-kept gardens and substantial houses, such as those of the Duchess and the White Rabbit. Wonderland has a seacoast, where the Mock Turtle lives.
wikipedia

Wonderland 20km

Wonderland 20km

And now for some music …
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This weeks links (2016-08-22)

In brief:

* Climate change will mean the end of national parks as we know them (2016-Aug-22) [Guardian]
As the National Parks Service (USA) turns 100 this week, we look at how receding ice, extreme heat and acidifying oceans are transforming America’s landscapes, and guardians of national parks face the herculean task of stopping it.

* Czech tourist reveals how she survived 30-day ordeal in New Zealand mountains (2016-Aug-26) [Guardian]
Pavlina Pizova tells of enduring the death of her partner, sleeping three nights in the open and how attempts to walk back to safety were thwarted by poor weather and avalanches.

* Inside the Routeburn track hut that saved Czech woman stuck in NZ wilderness – pictures (2016-Aug-26) [Guardian]

Running:

* Men’s 1500m Final

* Men’s 5000m Final

* Men’s Marathon Highlights

Cycling:

*

Some reading/listening:

*

Something from Bandcamp:
IRON ALTAR by Iron Altar

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This weeks links (2016-08-15)

In brief:

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Running:

* Go Mo!

* Sumgong takes the win with 2:24:04. Well done Milly Clark 18th +6:49, Jess Trengove 19th +7:40, Lisa Weightman 31st +10:37

Cycling:

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Some reading/listening:

*

Something from Bandcamp:
Wind from the Ancient by Masayuki Koga, Shota Osabe, Jimi Nakagawa

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Gaming : Invisible Sun RPG

What if none of this was real? Invisible Sun is a roleplaying game set in a surreal fantasy setting. The mysterious nature of the game is being reinforced by a geocaching hunt for clues via a list of geographic coordinates within the USA. Currently 8 of the nine known caches have been located, the Invisible Sun G+ Community is still searching for the Orlando cache.
Invisible Sun is promising a next generational take on playing tabletops.
Game launching via a Kickstarter on August 15th.


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