There Ferney trail was my second raid after Royal Raid 2016. Over one thousand people gathered at the departure point. If you wanted to compete, you had to go in front because it will would have been difficult to move ahead of the hundreds of runners in front due to congestion till midway.
At this point, everyone was walking because of congestion. There was also lots of steps so running was difficult. You had to wait even if you had the energy to run.
Lots of steps to climb.
Checkpoint ahead. Everyone had to wait before moving further. I waited for 5mins. Some of my friends waited for 10mins. I met some friends who are regular trailers but were also stuck in the queue. There was only 1 guy who was writing down the numbers of all participants and he had thousands to note. This was clearly a bad management and everyone was complaining about it.
People arriving at the checkpoint. The slope was quite difficult.
First glimpse of the sea from the mountains
When it was getting very hard..
Downhill was difficult as well. It was quite steepy. The landscape was magnificent but couldn’t appreciate it during the race.
Not the finish point, but there was still some 200metres to go. You would also find kids running the 4km race at the end.
Selfie with friends. I finished it in 1hr47min.
Lunch served inside this hall
The official website for the trail can be accessed from here : http://www.ferneytrail.com/