Location: Kintzheim, Grand Est / Alsace / Bas-Rhein, France https://goo.gl/maps/RgBwXyBUTJwEReuFA
The start is from the Tourism Office in Route de Sélestat. The first kilometers are quite fast, between asphalt and paved roads. After about 2.5 km, it starts the first uphill and it continues for the next 5 kilometers, first on a forest road and secondly along a footpath into the wood, until reaching about a panoramic point at 530 m. The first downhill leads to the first refreshment point at Montagnes des Singes.
The next section of about 3km is still downhill, relatively fast. At its bottom, it begins the second long uphill section, which brings all the runners to the Chateau of Haut-Koenigsburg. Few steps and it is possible to enter the castle surrounded by several actors and actresses, dressed in medieval clothes. Wonderful atmosphere.
After leaving the castle, a long and fast downhill leads to the third refreshment point at km 21. The last part of the route is along a footpath next to the vineyards, before arriving again to the paved road that leads to the finish line in Rue de la Liberte´.
Official Route Available on Web: https://tracedetrail.com/fr/trace/trace/74007
Distance: 25 km
Cumulative Gain+: 880 m
Cumulative Loss -: 860 m
Max Altitude: 723 m
Start Date: 01/09/2019
Start time: 8 a.m.
Start Point: Office De Tourisme, Route de Sélestat Start Point, 67600 Kintzheim
Cost: 26 € (1 €/km)
Air Temperature (at start): 15°C
Weather Conditions: sunny (partially windy)
Dominant Ground: Footpath
Ground Status: dry
Technical Difficulties: none
Refreshment Points: Three (First at km 8.8; Second at km 15.8; Third at km 21)
Official Results Available on Web: https://www.ultra-thk.com/resultats2019
Personal Absolute Position: 23
Personal Male Position: 23
Personal AGE Position (M40): 7
Ratio Absolute Position/Starters (%): 2.8
Personal Time: 2h11´57´´
Personal Registration Team: None
Shoes Type: Raidlight Revolutiv (Size: UK 9 / EU 43; Color: Black/Blue)
Shoes km at the start: 67.4 km
Anklet: Aptonia Decathlon (one per foot)
Socks: Thyo Special Trail (Size: 41-43; Color: Black/orange)
T-Shirt: Raidlight XP Fit 3D (Size: M; Color: Dark Blue)
Shorts: Raidlight Trail Raider Short (Size: M; Color: Dark Blue)
Backpack: Salomon S/Lab Sense Ultra 8 (Size: M; Color: Blue)
Drink Equipment: – Salomon HydraPak Soft Flask 500 ml Speed (Quantity: 2) – Salomon HydraPak Speedcup (quantity:1) – Pro Action Mineral Plus Endurance (Flavor: Orange)
Food: Overstim´s Antioxidant Gel (Quantity: 1; Flavor: Citron) – Overstim´s Energix Gel (Quantity: 1; Flavor: Citron)
Race Belt: Sports Akileine
GPS: Suunto Ambit 2 Black
Headwear: Buff (Sbarua Trail)
Trail Running Poles: Not Used
Headlamp: Not Used
Wind/Rain Jacket: Not Used but in the backpack
If you want more information or technical details related to this event, please do not hesitate to contact me or comment below.
Other articles and reviews about Trail Running races at the link: Trail Running Races | EmigranTrailer.
Andrea De Filippo