Three weeks today there is a big event in Cortambert, the Trail du Mont Saint-Romain. The runners will have a choice of parcours of 11km, 17km, or 30km for the serious runners. The latter are expected to climb Mont Saint-Romain, enjoy the view from circling the top, then run all the way back, the fastest arriving at Cortambert foyer rural in an astonishing two and a half to three hours.
There is more information about the event on www.trail-mont-saint-romain.fr/info.php and on the Trail facebook page.
On this bright and sunny but freezing morning there was a reconnaissance for the local runners, a 15km training run up Mont Saint-Romain. Chris went with them to take some photos. Their route was Cortambert – Nouville – Mont Saint-Romain – Culey -Bray -Toury – Cortambert.
The group meets up at the foyer rural in Cortambert
Mont Saint-Romain behind
Coming down past the woods
Regrouping at Culey
The Trail du Mont Saint-Romain is a project that involves many volunteers from Bray, Chissey, Blanot and Bray as well as Cortambert. Teams have been organised to mark out the circuits with direction posts and tape, and every intersection will be marshalled to prevent the runners from taking a wrong turn. There will be people registering, fitting and recovering the timing devices, a commentator and first aiders.
Afterwards a meal is served in the hall for everyone, runners and volunteers, so teams have been organised for peeling vegetables, making soup and apple pies, and dishing out plates of food. So even if you are not a runner there is no shortage of other things to do. With all this preparation the Trail is bound to be a success; we just need the good weather. Bon courage to all the runners!