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Old 02.08.2011, 13:10
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Is anyone doing the Glacier 3000 Run in Gstaad this coming weekend? Or if you have done it, any advice is welcome...
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Old 02.08.2011, 15:01
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Re: Glacier 3000 Run

I have done the Glacier 3000 run. If you want to go down there fast, don't start closely behind someone who may be going slowly. If you catch them up, you will have to brake and go at their speed.
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Old 02.08.2011, 16:11
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I have done the Glacier 3000 run. If you want to go down there fast, don't start closely behind someone who may be going slowly. If you catch them up, you will have to brake and go at their speed.
Isn't it uphill? Seems they have reversed the direction....
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Old 02.08.2011, 16:44
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Isn't it uphill? Seems they have reversed the direction....
Is Deep Purple thinking of skiing whilst you are asking about the running race perhaps?
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Isn't it uphill? Seems they have reversed the direction....
Looks VERY uphill to me!

http://www.glacier3000.ch/data/downl...plan-2011_.pdf
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Re: Glacier 3000 Run

Looks absolutely bonkers to me !
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Old 02.08.2011, 16:55
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Re: Glacier 3000 Run

I was thinking of the other Glacier 3000 run
http://www.glacier3000.ch/en/Summer/...lpine-Coaster/
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Is anyone doing the Glacier 3000 Run in Gstaad this coming weekend? Or if you have done it, any advice is welcome...
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i am thinking about doing it also. Bit worried about how cold it might be if the weather isnt sunny though... Assume you'll have to take some kind of base layer or jacket?
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i am thinking about doing it also. Bit worried about how cold it might be if the weather isnt sunny though... Assume you'll have to take some kind of base layer or jacket?
I'll have an extra layer at least. Though by the time I get to the incline, I should be nice and warm. I did a test run on Monday around Züriberg for 2 hours, hills the lot, had a bit of steam left too so I HOPE this should do....?! Ran up the look out tower twice, I think I am a lunatic.
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Re: Glacier 3000 Run

It's official, I have signed up! Will be sure to take something just in case of cold snaps, although the weather (even at 3000m) is looking fine and sunny
If you have any of that steam left on Saturday please feel free to drop it along the trail
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Old 03.08.2011, 16:07
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Re: Glacier 3000 Run


nice one, best of luck, may see you there. Just look out for the transporter look-a-like, so I've been told, with a big shiny bald head, oh wait, I'll have a joggers cap on.
I'm seeing Hotels for minimum 165chf a night, any other ideas?
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Old 03.08.2011, 17:10
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nice one, best of luck, may see you there. Just look out for the transporter look-a-like, so I've been told, with a big shiny bald head, oh wait, I'll have a joggers cap on.
I'm seeing Hotels for minimum 165chf a night, any other ideas?
There's a campsite in Gstaad where I've stayed before.
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Bit worried about how cold it might be if the weather isnt sunny though... Assume you'll have to take some kind of base layer or jacket?
I suppose you already know this, but 3000m in the Alps is already pretty high. Organizers often state the kit to be carried (kit checks are not uncommon, especially after 2 runners died in the snowstorm at the Zugspitze 2960m mountain race July 2008). At the very least I would carry a jacket, headwear and gloves, all waterproof. You can of course see the weather conditions on the morning of the race and take a chance by not carrying everything, but just take it with you to the venue to have that option.

Legs, I wouldn't worry that much as they are working fulltime. It was sub-zero when I did Inferno half, and my sweat and mist were frosting on my leg hair but the leg per se wasn't feeling all that cold.
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i am thinking about doing it also. Bit worried about how cold it might be if the weather isnt sunny though... Assume you'll have to take some kind of base layer or jacket?
There is snow all year round at the summit. Weather details
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Re: Glacier 3000 Run

Well I survived, I trained for 2.5 hours of endurance, ended up being over 5 hours. 'Easily' the hardest physical event I have ever done though it was worth it. For those who may attempt it, I'd say it is more work than a marathon.
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Well I survived, I trained for 2.5 hours of endurance, ended up being over 5 hours. 'Easily' the hardest physical event I have ever done though it was worth it. For those who may attempt it, I'd say it is more work than a marathon.
Congratulations!

Anything with hills is more work than anything on the flat
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Well I survived, I trained for 2.5 hours of endurance, ended up being over 5 hours. 'Easily' the hardest physical event I have ever done though it was worth it. For those who may attempt it, I'd say it is more work than a marathon.
As they say in race introduction their motto is “’the path is the goal,’ each runner who crosses the finish line is a winner who can be proud of his/her athletic achievement”
Totally true. Great effort by Divesnowboy to have a crack and make it all the way to the top!
My hands have finally thawed out but I suspect the calves will still be burning for some time to come! Who’s up for next year??
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Great effort by KedNelly too! thanks mate. Next year, hmmm, still have to recover, but maybe
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