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.
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.
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: https://www.irunning.it/risultato_realtime.php?id=41411&gui_mode=complete&realtime=false
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): https://maps.suunto.com/move/andreadefilippo70/64313e03f15829129eaa68c8 (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
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 (irunning.it)
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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