Woohoo, I did it!
That was definitely the toughest race I've ever done!
The first 3km were on a cycle path leading into the forest and then from there we went straight up! The climb to the summit was relentless with a conga line of people climbing as far as you could see. There wasn't a single word spoken, with everyone putting one foot in front of the other, trying to regulate their temperatures in the searing heat!
At one point I thought to myself 'Surely we can't be too far from the top..' only to look up and realise we'd only come about half way!
When it got too much for people they would step to the side of the trail to catch their breath and rest their legs while everyone else kept climbing. I refused to stop and made sure I kept moving the entire race, even if it was very slowly.
My lack of fitness showed when we reached the summit and I was even walking on some of the flat sections. But I'm pleased to say I wasn't really passed by anyone for the entire race, except a small group of us that kept leapfrogging each other.
The cut-off time was three and a half hours and I snuck in just under that in 3hrs 12mins!
Running down the road towards the church with so many people cheering was incredible! And getting to carry Sienna Bella across the finish line made all the mud, sweat and tears worthwhile!
And I must admit I felt like a bit of a celebrity being interviewed at the finish and having so many cameras on us because I'm 'Scott Hawker's wife'!
Allegedly, one of the top 5 scariest ski lifts in the world according to some website. I don't know about that, but you surely climb super high in the sky to a crazy view of the valley floor. Looks like there are some great ski lines and hikes from the top. #cortina#alps#tram#dolomites