Devine-Wright completes 55km Swiss mountain run
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Patrick Devine-Wright took advantage of a work trip to Switzerland to run the ‘Trail des Patrouillers’ mountain race on Saturday, writes Dave Mutter.
Patrick completed the 55km route with 4,000m of climb in just over 10 hours (you can see more now at www.traildespatrouilleurs.ch/215288796).
The race began before dawn at 5am in the village of Crans-Montana skirting a northern loop around the glacier des plain morte (plain of death!) reaching almost 3000m in altitude before returning back to the start, and was for two or three person teams.
Patrick says: “Thanks to the organisers for putting me in touch with Xavier from Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, my running companion for the day. We were 12th team across the line, of 32 teams to complete the course. It was an epic adventure with monster climbs and descents amidst enormous mountains, and comes highly recommended if anyone finds the hills of Devon just a bit small!”