Since the first year, it has been called “the race of all the superlatives” A complete tour of the Mont Blanc Massif, passing through 3 countries: France, Switzerland and Italy, the race that every runner should finish at least once in their life.

I made it through the ballot in 2012 to run the CCC, (Courmayeur Champex Chamonix), the smaller event to the full tour.

The CCC is open to 1900 competitors, covers around 100km and climbs over 5,000m! Athletes have just 26 to conquer the course!

However it was not to be as the event was to close for comfort to the birth of Isabelle, my little girl, so had to withdraw.

Is the CCC still on my list, not anymore, the UTMB is!