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Vert Beats #23 12-13-2019

“Rolling Mountains” – Ragna Debats and Pere Aurell project.

Can you imagine being able to travel the world, with your family, and running amazing trail races on every continent? Well, that is exactly what this pair (and couple) of experienced trail runners (Ragna Debats and Pere Aurell) are setting out to do in the next 12 months.

Rolling Mountains” is the name of the project that the couple started this month, and the idea behind it is simply to do what they love most (running in the mountains) and sharing it with their daughter and dog around their whole year of travels. It sure sounds like a dream to us! We leave you with the first episode of their journey.

You can watch the video here.

SkyRunning Series 2019 – Recap.

As per usual, this time of the year we see a lot of recaps of how the season/year went. This time, we leave you with this “e-magazine” that sums up the Skyrunning season of the year. You’ll find all the races and top athletes, plus amazing pictures of the landscape where they ran in during the year. You can definitely get some inspiration for making your own race schedule next year 😉

You can check out the digital magazine here.

Half Marathon Des Sables – Peru

Not so long ago, we talked about the “little” brother of the classic “Marathon Des Sables” in Fuerteaventura (Spain). Today we leave you with the recap of the Peruvian version of MDS, which was run in the Ica desert and finished a few days ago. This is for sure one of the cool races to run if you like multi-day and self-sufficient races.

You can watch the video here.


What to watch:

A few weeks ago, the second edition of the “Oman by UTMB” took place and it’s for sure one to keep an eye on. With plenty of distances for all levels of runners, this race offers the chance to travel to a place that one might not normally associate with trail running, but has great trails (very technical ones, from what we’ve heard) and a great trail community which welcomes people from all over the world. We leave you with the video recap of this year’s edition.

You can watch the video here.

What to listen to:

Nowadays it’s getting more and more popular (in a good way) to head out on more “adventure-ish runs. This can mean anything from going out to explore a completely new route to trying to repeat one that’s already been done in a faster way. Along these lines, we leave you with this podcast from “Fastest Known Time” that interviews the experienced American trail runner Jared Campbell, where he shares great tips and advice about how to prepare for and execute these types of adventure runs. For sure one to listen to if you’re into this stuff.

You can listen to the interview here.

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