St Martin de Belleville and The 3 Valleys have lived up to expectations as usual. A fantastic week covering 404km skiing from the highest point to the lowest point with a top speed of 101km. This was mostly powered by an incredible cooked breakfasts each morning. Very sad to be leaving the snow behind but bring on trip 2.
Day 6 – The final day. Needed to break the 100km barrier. After finding a few quiet steep areas I found a 38 degree slope and the perfect conditions to try – I successfully and safely hit 101km on the last day with a 2km schuss which was rather heavy on the knees.
St Martin de Belleville
…is a small village located in the menuires valley set into the mountain at 1400m – any beginners or bargain hunters out there – a trip from London via the ski shuttle (24 hour coach) will deliver you to the resort door and cost around £100 return. Couple this with a cosy stay in the Alp Hotel (including 4 course top quality meals every night) plus 3 valleys lift pass should set you back around £900. If skis and boots are needed an all in cost of £1100 is a perfect way to spend your winter holiday. Love it!
A fantastic week but back to work and reality now – and my week means catching up on running – and a lot of it.
Day 17 of my 3000km challenge – I am 53.74km behind my required baseline. My quads are sore from a hard week of skiing and with just over 2 weeks before my first event in the London Winter 10K it will be a hard slog to regain my muscle memory and get back on top of my required distance. I start tomorrow!
Please help me reach my goal and continue to support the great charities as i run towards the 3000km mark by the end of the year.
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