PREVIEW – THE NORTH FACE LAVAREDO ULTRA TRAIL

This weekend the TNF Lavaredo Ultra Trail takes place in the Dolomite mountains of Italy.

See the race preview on http://www.irunfar.com TNF LUT preview.

Lago Misurina on the Lavaredo Ultra Trail course.

Lago Misurina on the Lavaredo Ultra Trail course.

It’s going to be an exciting race with a particularly strong line up in the women’s field. So wide open that I am having great difficulty in just picking three top spots let alone in what order.

Nathalie Mauclair - Courmayeur

Nathalie Mauclair – Courmayeur

So a Swiss baguette, of France’s Nathalie Mauclair and Caroline Chaverot with Switzerland’s Andrea Huser in the middle.

 

 

 

 

The men’s field is wide enough but based on last year, they will go out fast and then there will be some carnage. Those that run sensibly and semi conservatively will reign supreme.

Scott Hawker - Antipodean wonder boy!

Scott Hawker – Antipodean wonder boy!

That’s why I am putting New Zealands Scott Hawker down for the win as he is having a cracking 2015 building on 2014  and American Tim Olson in second as I’m sure he will be looking to rectify his performance at Transvulcania. Didrik Hermansen from Norway had a great race at Transgrancanaria in March and this is of a similar distance and terrain where he should perform well.

 

Podium picks

Men
1st Scott Hawker
2nd Timothy Olson
3rd Didrik Hermansen
Women
1st Nathalie Mauclair
2nd Andrea Huser
3rd Caroline Chaverot

All images copyright – Ian Campbell Photography

 

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