Today Team 3CC saw some stunning country as the mountains of Andorra unfolded. They all arrived in Llivia in fine weather and in good order.
Team Leader Jonathan Thomson reported:
“Day 3 of an ultra event is when things start to bite as the body cries-out for sustenance but the energy that was abundant on Day 1 may no longer be there. So we set off from a cold Andorra down through steep streets not quite knowing how the day would unfold. It was in fact to be a day of climbing, first up a lovely road to a col that sits just below the 2,000m mark and then on down a terrific descent during which we were buzzed by motorbikes flying in tandem like Typhoon jets on a mission.
But that was just the opener for the main event, a 27km climb up onto the Port D’Envalira which, at 2,408m (or 7,900ft) is the highest road in the Pyrenees and a fair challenge for us all. From there we had a rapid descent into France and on to the Spanish enclave of Llivia which was left as part of Spain as a result of the Treaty of the Pyrenees of 1659 even though it’s completely surrounded by France.”
Team member, Frankie is writing a daily blog about the challenge. To read it please click on this link >>