25 June 2014

Petite Trotte à Léon (PTL) videos

Time passes quickly and this time of the year before summer vacations can be quite busy. It has been reflected in the lower activity here at the blog, but fortunately not in my training as I have had two good volume weeks with over 100 km each and as an extra flavor a couple of fast hill-repeat or fartlek bouts in hilly terrain. The logistic planning for Petite Trotte à Léon (PTL) is also progressing well. For instance for food we will complement what we can get at Refugios and life-bases with the same pre-cooked meals ready-to-eat (MRE) warmed with a water-activated chemical heater used by the Swedish Armed Forces.

What we have not found time for is recon runs on the PTL track. I have therefore tried to “dry run” by looking at videos from previous editions of PTL. There are some overlaps with regards to courses and some of the mountain passes/Cols will be the same, but more importantly it is good to mentally prepare by forming pictures of the varying alpine conditions we will face. There are, with the new possibilities to film by handheld video records like GoPro, plenty of movies from the last year’s races and below are some of the films I have found. This list is by no means comprehensive and I have probably missed plenty of videos. Some of them are really good and inspiring in general for not only PTL, but for mountain ultramarathon trail running in general. I have ordered them below based on year and for reference I enclose an overview map of the planned original course for each year. I really hope we will be able to run the full course this year as it really look like one of the most beautiful and challenging:
Planned PTL course 2014


PTL course 2013

La Petite Trotte à Léon — The long way around Mont Blanc
Filmed by Beat Jegerlehner ( Team "Too Dumb to Quit”, USA) Edited by Jill Homer
Length: 4 minutes 56 seconds

By Janne Marin (Team “North Js”)
Length: 4 min 57 seconds

By Michel Eugene
Length: 16 minutes 48 seconds

By Unicaela Gabriela Monti
Length: 16 minutes 14 seconds

PTL 2013 by cotentrail part1
By Lord-Mac-Guigui
Length: 22 minutes 40 seconds

PTL 2013 by cotentrail part2
By Lord-Mac-Guigui
Length: 16 minutes 50 seconds

PTL 2013
By Jean-Luc Gillet
Length: 7 minutes 46 seconds (Mostly still pictures)

Auot 2013 La petite Trotte à Léon
By RacingClub Nantes
Length: 9 minutes 58 seconds (Mostly still pictures)

UTMB – PTL 2013
By Tobias Lindström
Length: 5 minutes 46 seconds (Mostly still pictures)


PTL course 2012

PTL 2012
By Pascal Bourquin
Length: 3 minutes 27 seconds

PTL 2012
By Janne Marin (Team “North Js”, Finland)
Length: 11 minutes 02 seconds

By Cedric Baud
Length: 53 minutes 47 seconds

PTL 2012: la course au long cours
By Serge Hardy
Length: 13 minutes 51 seconds




PTL 2011 Rando Running Team
By Franck Bourasseau
Length: 16 minutes 23 seconds

PTL 2011 Partie 1
By TeoTouraine1
Length: 14 minutes 08 seconds

PTL 2011 Partie 2
By TeoTouraine1
Length: 10 minutes 31 seconds

PTL 2011 Partie 3
By TeoTouraine1
Length: 8 minutes 19 seconds

La Petite Trotte à Léon (PTL) 2011 - D-run Fortitech Brasil
By Luis Mazzotini
Length: 35 minutes 10 seconds

PTL 2011-1
By Thierry Bravard
Length:  5 minutes 35 seconds

PTL 2011-2
By Thierry Bravard
Length:  7 minutes 28 seconds

PTL 2011-3
By Thierry Bravard
Length:  4 minutes 21 seconds

PTL 2011-4
By Thierry Bravard
Length:  5 minutes 51 seconds

PTL 2011 partie  1
By Serge Adam
Length: 43 minutes 0 seconds (Mostly still pictures)

PTL 2011 partie  2
By Serge Adam
Length: 39 minutes 57 seconds (Mostly still pictures)


PTL course 2010

Survivre à la PTL 2010 - Part. 1
By UTMB organization/Gabriela Monti
Length: 12 minutes 17 seconds

Survivre à la PTL 2010 - Part. 2
By UTMB organization/Gabriela Monti
Length: 12 minutes 12 seconds

PTL 2010 Bowie
By Pierre Aupaix
Length: 5 minutes 17 seconds

Bénévoles Petite trotte à Léon 2010
By benevolePTL
Length: 4 minutes 26 seconds (Mostly still pictures)

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