GRAND RAID DES PYRÉNÉES 23 au 27 août 2017 | Vielle-Aure, Saint-Lary, Piau-Engaly

Course 2010

The modifications with regard to the 2009 course are the following ones :

  • move of the water and food resupplying place of the Col du Portet to the restaurant Merlans on the lac de l’Oule side,
  • climb up to the Pic du Midi and return since the Col du Sencours,
  • Bypassing of the Lac Bleu by the South,
  • resupplying place of Hautacam moved in the Col de Tramassel,
  • deletion of the last climb on the terminal edge of Cabaliros,
  • esupplying place of the parking lot of Béderet moved in the parking lot of Aulian,
  • Descent to Luz Saint Sauveur by Aynis and the Napoleon bridge rather than by the road after Sazos,
  • Water resupplying of the lac de l’Oule advanced to the hut of Aygues Cluses.

The complete course here (click above to enlarge):

You can consult an outline of the course on a friend’s site HERE .

Attention: the course contains numerous parts on path of mountain where it is not easy to run, in particular in the zone of Néouvielle (around the Col de Bastanet and the Col de Barèges).

Composition of the resupplyings

In the restaurant Merlans, Artigues, Col de Sencours, Hautacam, Turon de Bene, Cauterets, Aulian: oranges, bananas, bread, cheese, ham, sausage, dried fruits, salted gateaux, cakes, chocolate-brown in tablet, plain water, sparkling water, Coke, tea, coffee and soup

Idem in Villelongue, Luz Saint Sauveur and Tournaboup with besides pastas and compotes.

In the hut of Aygues Cluses: water only.

For ultra only, it is possible to make forward clothes and resupplying to Villelongue and Luz Saint Sauveur life bases. Two bags of 20 l will be handed to every participant of ultra at the time of the delivery of numbers. These bags must be handed to the organization before 8 pm on Thursdays. They will be returned on arrival on Saturdays late in the afternoon.

ULTRA
The departure will be given on Friday, August 27th at 5 am since Vielle-Aure. The runners will go up by passable roads and ski runs to the Col de Portet. They will fall over then on the sector of Néouvielle to join by the Col de Bastanet Campana du Cloutou’s refuge then hamlet of Artigues. Then gone up towards the Col de Sencours, in the Pic du Midi, return to the Col de Sencours before chaining the passes of Bonida, Aoube, Bareilles and Ouscouaou to join Hautacam. Descent on Villelongue where is the first life base.

A very long climb leads to the edge of the Pic du Cabaliros where from we come down again to Cauterets before attacking the Col de Riou to join Luz Saint Sauveur, second life base. We rise then quietly to Barèges then to the parking lot of Tournaboup to return in the zone of Néouveille to cross the Col de Barèges and join the Col de Portet which returns to Vielle-Aure.

The best could finish in approximately 22 hours whereas the hourly barriers are adjusted so that the last ones end within 50 hours.

The file of the kilometers and altitudes is HERE .

The Google Earth version of the course is downloadable HERE .

The GPX version of the course is downloadable HERE.

GRAND TRAIL

The departure will be given on Saturday, August 28th at 5 am. The course will be identical until the second passage to the Col de Sencours. From there, the runners will join directly the parking lot of Tournaboup to finish by the same course as ultra.

The best could finish in approximately 10 hours whereas the hourly barriers are adjusted so that the last ones end within 25 hours.

The file of the kilometers and altitudes is HERE .

The Google Earth version of the course is downloadable HERE .

The GPX version of the course is downloadable HERE.