Team 3CC: Day 3 of the Three Countries Challenge

Published Tuesday, 3rd September 2019

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 >>

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