Maraþonhlauparar á Íslandi
Þá er Börkur Hlaupinn af stað frá Dolonne á Ítalíu.
Fyrsti leggurinn er u.þ.b. 5 kílómetra langur með hækkun upp á 800 metra upp að áningarstað sem kallast Refuge Bertone. Hann er í 2000 m. hæð yfir sjávarmáli. Börkur reiknaði með að vera u.þ.b. 70 mínútur þangað.
Hér kemur fyrsti kaflinn úr leiðarlýsingunni :
Get to the church square in the village centre, then climb back up the valley in the direction of VILLAIR. A narrow route, steep and tarmac climbs up leaving for the moment the molehill to your left. This hillock (on the geological scale) is soon going to keep you busy for a while! But take courage, reminding yourself as you come out of the sports centre and seeing it taunting you, that with a furious spirit that you have told yourself that you will swallow it up in a single gulp! You go along the left bank of the river on a route which has lost its tarmac. By a “left-right”, the route passes a bridge and crosses the river, which you follow along to the right. There are a series of waterfalls, certainly artificial but still very pretty. Two hairpins, then you must take a track on the right, signposted “refuge BERTONE”. 200 m further on, you go back to the route to leave it just as soon by climbing the path to the left. From here, and to get some idea, the best ought to take 35 to 40 min to arrive at the refreshments of this refuge where Lorenzino, host of this little corner of Paradise awaits you.
Nú er bara að krossa fingur og bíða eftir sms frá Refuge Bertone (x)