|2016 Skyrunner® World Series|
|The 2016 Skyrunner® World Series takes skyrunning to the next level. The best races, new events and what’s more, it’s going extreme! In addition to the successful Vertical, Sky and Ultra formats, we are pleased to announce the introduction of the Sky Extreme Series. Three countries, three super-technical races represent a real opportunity to embrace the skyrunning ethos.
The Sky Extreme kicks off on August 7, with the Tromsø SkyRace® in Norway, where Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberglaunched the first, made-to-measure SkyRace in Northern territories. To complete the Sky Extreme Series, the biennial Kima Trophy is back and concludes with new entry, the Glen Coe Skyline. Set in the Scottish Highlands, it’s probably the toughest skyrunning race to date.
The Sky Series counts now 8 races in 6 countries as it goes to Mainland China with the Yading Skyrun which opens the season in April. The highest race in the World Series, it reaches a breath-taking 4,700m altitude on the Tibetan Plateau in China’s spectacular Sichuan mountains.
More new races include the Livigno Outdoor Race Experience and Santa Caterina Vertical Kilometer® in Sondrio, Italy, designed by the magic hand of top skyrunner Marco De Gasperi. Summiting the highest point in the Principality of Andorra, the SkyRace® Comapedrosa represents a true skyrunning challenge, reaching nearly 3,000m elevation. New entry from Portugal, the Ultra SkyMarathon® Madeira offers a challenging and technical 55k to the island’s highest point.
To reward the remarkable effort of the athletes competing in the Series, the end of season prize purse will be € 36,000, making a combined prize purse of over € 135,000.
April 30 – Yading Skyrun – 29 km, Sichuan – China
May 7 – Transvulcania Ultramarathon – 75 km, La Palma – Spain
May 5 – KM Vertical – La Palma – Spain
Skyrunner® World Series Ranking
Sky Extreme: two best results
Ranking points breakdown: 100-88-78-72-68… down to 2 points, to the 30th position for men and 15th position for women.
Hi SkyRunners, Here is online some important informations for the Blamann Vertical Kilometer:
Program Friday 4 august:
10:00-13:00 Bib pick-up at Hotel The Edge (map)
13:30: Bus from Tromsø (200m to the left of Hotel The Edge) to start in Kvaloya (bus back to Tromsø after the race when runners fill-it.
15:00: Start Blamann Vertical
18:30 Podiums at Hotel The Edge (map)
Cutt Off Time:
45′ at 500m
The Race description:
Start at sea level.
0-300m elevation on soft trail
300-500m on grass and rocky terrain
600-700m snow and slabs rock
700-1041m steep rocky terrain
ATTENTION TO LOOSE ROCKS ON THE TOP PART: If a rock falls please to scream “Rock”
Finish on the summit of Blamann (1041m)
Downhill on the same trail (attention with runners going up and rocks fall)
Marks: RED and YELLOW flags and red tape
fresh water during the uphill (all the water in the mountain; rivers, fontaines…) is good
Water in the top
Fruit and cinnamon rolls and tea on the start area / finish after the race
NO MANDATORY GEAR BUT WIND OR RAIN JACKET, WARM CLOTHES, GOOD PROFILE SHOES, GLOVES
Is only 2 weeks until Tromso SkyRace, time to last preparations, and last information’s from our side:
We have been working on the mountains this week and snow is going away fast, but during the race you will have some snow, for the racers of Hamperokken SkyRace we recommend to have gaiters with you to protect from the snow and the rocks.
It is only mandatory the use of a wind jacket but we hardly recommend gloves, waterproof jacket, a hat and some warm clothes if the weather is challenging.
Shoes with a good grip in rocks and aggressive sole for steep grass are recommended.
Poles can be also useful to support better the long climbs.
Banquet Friday 31:
On Friday 31 it will be a banquet in Hotel The Edge from 18h, after the Blamann Vertical ceremony, you are all welcome, here to register and more information:
Rent a car:
If you need a car to explore the area, here a good direction of our partner AVIS:
If you are looking for accommodation we have a special rate for you. Our partner Nordic Choice Hotels will make a special price for all the runners. You have until the 3 july.
Rates are: 750 NK for single room, 850 NK for double room including breakfast.
And use the code SKYRACE to have a special rate.
We are really proud to be part of the Skyrunning World series on 2015 on Ultra and Vertical Km distances!!
|2015 Skyrunner® World Series & Continental Championships|
In addition of the aid stations of the race, Food is provided all the way during the race (almost, not on the most rocky parts on the ridges). You just need to look under your feet and pick some berries. Here the list of the berries you can find and his proprieties: Continue reading
120 athletes from 25 countries took part in the first edition of the race held in the Norwegian town of Tromsö this morning.
Tromsö, 6/9/2014 – The race, which the athletes Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg had been dreaming of, finally came true this morning, with the first edition of Tromsö Skyrace. Held in the Arctic town of Tromsö, the race figured 130 athletes from 25 countries who faced a tough and highly technical route, especially chosen for lovers of pure sky running. Continue reading
Here you have the briefing of Tromso Skyrace 2014: Briefing TSR
Here a description of the 2 summits waiting for you:
Tromsdalstinden: 1238m Sálašoaivi or Sálaščohkka, is an iconic summit visible from Tromsø. The trail to climb the summit is not really technical, with a first part on grass hills and then a rocky large ridge. The downhill is on a steeper rocky trail before easy zig zags trail to the hut. The views from the summit, with Tromsø city and the fjords on the north and Hamperokken and Lyngen on the south made this mountain one of the most gorgeous landscapes of the area.