Here is the official website. As you can see from the altitude photograph this event is much like any other 20Km run with the rather large exception that you start at the bottom in Montreux and you finish at the top of the Rochers de Naye mountain. It is a climb of over 1500 metres and that's a long way for us anyway
Last year I bought a pair of rather heavy Salomon boots and managed to run the whole way in them. I did meet the guy who came 3rd in the whole race and he told me to use standard running shoes. So today equipped with my trusty Asics Gel Kayano XIII we tried again.
The first 5km is a damp or slightly muddy course following a mountain stream. This was a bit slippery but in the shade. After that the route goes to tarmac and after a short dip down it is now up up and up until the end.
Both Agata and I were carrying food and MP3 players. There were a great number of refreshment stops, so in fact our food was hardly necessary. After 5Km we split, with Agata running just a little bit more slowly. Marcus continued trying to catch people up. From Km 9 I caught up about 50 people and was overtaken by 2. So if we attempt this next year probably I should run faster from the start.
Anyway about 2.5 hours later I finished and Agata just a little later. A great result because we were still a little tired from yesterdays cycle tour. The results are here
So it is now time to take the rest of Sunday off, we are thrilled with our exercise weekend, but for the rest of the day our sights are set on Pasta and chilled wine.