Monte Casto Trail 2019 (ITA) – 20K

ITA – Monte Casto Trail 20K, October 2019 (Photo by C. Birsa)

Location: Andorno Micca, Piemonte, Italy https://goo.gl/maps/i6ohquff3cQaW17fA

Race Description

It is one of the historical event in the Italian Trail Running, perfectly organized by Maurizio Scilla, and characterized by an amazing post-race with free beer for all the runners. This year was the XIV Edition. The race always starts from the field “La Salute” next to Salone Polivalente, where it is also possible to sleep the night before the race. The first kilometer is within the little village of Andorno Micca. Just outside the village, it starts the uphill, initially quite steep until reaching the forest road to Monte Casto. The route of the race follows this forest road, until reaching a footpath at about 1000m. Here it begins the last uphill section, mainly into the pinewood. At km 6.2, at ca 1130m, it is located the highest point of the race: the cross of Monte Casto. The following downhill leads to a plateau, Selle di Pratetto, where it is possible to view part of the biellese Alps and where the first refreshment point is located. After a sharp turn on the right, the downhill continues along a footpath, which leads first to Fraz. Trabbia at about km 10. The next three downhill kilometers are steeper, leading to the small village of Locato, where the second refreshment point is located. It follows a sharp turn on the left, few flat meters and then a short/steep downhill for few hundred meters. At its bottom, a new uphill section starts: first along the forest road, and then along a footpath which lead to Fraz. Quadretto, at about km 15.5. The next two kilometers are uphill (slightly) and after downhill, passing by Colma di Andorno. Another turn on the right and the last steep downhill towards Andorno Micca begins. The last few hundred meters are the same of very first kilometer.

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Race Information

Official Route Available on Web: HTTPS://TRACEDETRAIL.FR/FR/TRACE/TRACE/83341

Distance: ca 20 km

Cumulative Gain+: ca 860 m

Cumulative Loss -: ca 860 m

Max Altitude: 1134 m

Start Date: 27/10/2019

Start time: 9 a.m.

Start Point: sport field “La Salute”, via Levera 54, Andorno Micca

Cost: 20 € (1 €/km)

Air Temperature (at start): 18-20°C

Weather Conditions: sunny

Dominant Ground: footpath, forest road

Ground Status: dry

Technical Difficulties: none with dry ground

Refreshment Points: two (first at km 7,6; second at km 13,2)

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Race Results

Official Results Available on Web: HTTPS://WWW.WEDOSPORT.NET/VEDI_CLASSIFICA.CFM?GARA=51086

Starters: 445

Finishers: 440

Personal Absolute Position: 39

Personal Male Position: 37

Personal AGE Position (M40): n.a.

Ratio Absolute Position/Starters (%): 8,8

Personal Time: 1h49’32”

Personal Registration Team: ASD ULTRA TAAAAAC TEAM

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Race Equipment

Shoes Type: RAIDLIGHT REVOLUTIV (Size: UK 9 / EU 43; Color: Black/Blue)

Shoes km at the start: 88 km

Anklet: APTONIA DECATHLON (one per foot)

Socks: THYO SPECIAL TRAIL (Size: 41-43; Color: BLACK/ORANGE)

T-Shirt: ASD ULTRA TAAAAAC TEAM (Size: M; Color: BLACK ORANGE)

Shorts: ASD ULTRA TAAAAAC TEAM (Size: M; Color: BLACK)

Backpack: SALOMON S/LAB SENSE ULTRA 8 (Size: M; Color: BLUE)

Drink Equipment: – SALOMON HYDRAPAK SOFT FLASK 500 ML SPEED (Quantity: 1); SALOMON HYDRAPAK SPEEDCUP (quantity: 1) – PROACTION MINERAL PLUS ENDURANCE (Flavor: ORANGE)

Food & Gels: Overstim´s Antioxidant Gel (Quantity: 1; Flavor: Citron) – Overstim´s Energix Gel (Quantity: 1; Flavor: Caramel)

Race Belt: SPORTS AKILEINE

GPS: SUUNTO AMBIT 2 BLACK

Headwear: BUFF HARD ROCK (Color: ORANGE)

Glasses: KALENJII

Trail Running Poles: NOT USED

Headlamp: NOT USED

Wind/rain jacket: NOT USED but in the backpack

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Additional Information

If you want more information or technical details related to this event, please do not hesitate to contact me or comment below.

Kind Regards

Andrea De Filippo

Update:04.09.2020

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