VIV Vertical Issogne Visey

VIV Vertical Issogne Visey

VIV Vertical Issogne Visey - Starting point
VIV Vertical Issogne Visey – Starting point

VIV Vertical Issogne Visey 2023: race information & review

This year I’ve decided to start the season by exploring those trails in the lower Aosta Valley that I’ve hardly ever visited in the past years. So today I found myself on the uphill paths from Issogne towards Visey, during the local vertical race.

It was a great discovery for me and I enjoyed it a lot, thanks to the beautiful sunny day and an ideal temperature for running.

Also, congratulations to the organization: really perfect.

The route: 5 km & 1000 D+

The start was given from the center of the village near the castle, directly uphill.

The first kilometer was all on the road until we reached a large group of happy children who cheered on the athletes with their typical cowbells.

Turn right and from there the ascent began on a path, clean and meticulously prepared.

The ascent followed in the woods, alternating very steep stretches with very short slight slopes.

Halfway up, after about 500 meters in altitude, we were greeted by another group of festive people with a table for a quick refreshment.

Subsequently I had the impression that the climb became less steep (then I check) and there were a couple of technical passages on iron steps on stone slabs.

After collecting about 700m of difference in altitude, the climb became steep again and continued like this until about 800m from the final finish line.

After a left turn the course became much easier and it was possible (at least for me) to race back to the finish line, greeted by several friends and spectators who had driven to Visey.

The event

For the record, the final victory (male and absolute) was obtained by Dennis Brunod in 43’03”, followed by Alex Dejanaz in 43’36” and by Lorenzo Rostagno in 44’05”.

Among the women, extraordinary performance by Benedetta Broggi (51’32”) followed by Luisa Rocchia (52’34”) and Roberta Jacquin (54’30”).

All rankings can be viewed at the following link:

VIV Vertical Issogne Visey 2023: detailed information & gpx

Official website: VIV Vertical Issogne Visey – Valle d’Aosta | Issogne | Facebook

Personal Gps move (by Suunto 9 Baro): (note that I never wear a Hearth Rate Monitor. The recorded bpm is on the wrist. Thus it’s not correct. Ditto for VO2 and calories)

Measured distance: 5 km

Measured Cumulative Gain +: 1055 m

Measured Cumulative Loss -: 10 m

Measured max altitude: 1425 m

Start Date: 08/04/2023

Start Time: 09:30 a.m.

Start Point: Municipio, 11020 Issogne (AO)

Cost: 20 € (4 €/km)

Air Temperature (average): 19°C

Weather conditions: sunny

Dominant Ground: trails (75%) and road (first km)

Ground Status: dry

Technical Difficulties: several short steep uphill passages

Refreshment Points: one (Note that, since the start, I personally had with me 250 ml electrolyte sports drink)

VIV Vertical Issogne Visey 2023: my equipment and results

Shoes Type: Saucony Peregrine 11 (Size: UK 8.5 / EU 43 / USA 9.5; Color: Future Black Noir)

Shoes usage at the start: 545 km; ca. 25100 D+ / ca. 25100 D-

Anklet: not used

Socks: Thyo (Size: 43-46; Color: orange/black)

Calf Sleeves: not used

Shorts: Montura (Size: M; Color: Blue)

Race Belt: Dynafit

Undershirt: used

T-Shirt: No Limits Team Academy (Size: M; Color: Red/Grey)

Arm Sleeves: not used

Gloves: not used

Wristband: not used

GPS Clock: Suunto 9 Baro (Color: Black)

Backpack: not used

Headwear: TeamNoLimits Buff

Glasses: not used

Trail Running Poles: not used

Headlamp: not used

Wind/Rain Jacket: not used

First Aid Help: not used

Official personal time: 1h00’03”

Official personal absolute position: 49

Official personal male position: 43

Official personal finisher certificate: diplomino.php (

Additional information

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

Other information about races, results and equipments at the following links: Trail & Running | EmigranTrailer.

Enjoy Running & Trail Running!

Andrea De Filippo

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