Sunday, September 27, 2015

Les Diablerets 2015

We went back to the Alpine town of Les Diablerets for Daniel's second Humani'Trail race. Last year it was his first trail race in Europe and he finished 5th; this year he gained his first podium finish in a European trail race in 3rd place! It was a tremendous improvement on last year's race and he ran 37 minutes faster than in 2014!

Daniel running into the halfway checkpoint
with the snowy Alps in the background

A winding wood chip path in the race

A suspension bridge with Tibetan prayer flags over the Grande Eau river.
All the proceeds from the race support disadvantaged children in Nepal.

Coming down to Col du Pillon having just gained 3rd place!
Daniel eventually finished 23 minutes ahead of 4th place.

The awards ceremony with an Alphorn band!

Podium finisher!!
The goodie bag contained fondue cheese,
local wine and Alpine breadsticks :)

While Daniel was out running the 55km race, I explored the Parcoursvita on the edge of town. It was a crystal clear Autumn day and I enjoyed a 6km stroll around the base of the Alps, enjoying the Parcoursvita and an Alpine garden.

Les Diablerets village

Beautiful green fields on the outskirts of the village

Autumnal scenery in the Alps: the view from the
suspension bridge over the Grande Eau river

The Les Diablerets Parcoursvita which was also part of the race

Nothing like an Alphorn band in the Alps!

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