Territorio Trail Media has nominated us as one of the 5 best national stage-race! The objective of the Trail Awards Territorio Trail Media is to reward the best national and foreign trail-runners, as well as races, a section in which the category of stage-races has been included this year and where we are nominated along with Riaño Trail Run, Half Marathon des Sables Fuerteventura, TrasHuman Trail and Euráfrica Trail.
That is why we ask for your vote to try to win this award as the best stage race. You can vote in the following link between November the 15th and December the 13th:
Among all those who participate in the poll, you will also enter the draw for a Salomon SLab Sense Ultra 5 set backpack, a pair of Salomon Sense Ride and a Salomon Bonatti windbreaker!
Thank you and we wish you to spend great moments in the mountains!
After a successful second edition, the Pyrenees Stage Run will open registrations next Friday, 6th October for the 3rd edition of this stage race that crosses the Pyrenees between Ribes de Freser and Salardú. The dates are maintained as in the two previous editions during the first week of September, with departure on Sunday, the 2nd of September and arrival on Saturday, the 8th of September in Salardú. In this 3rd edition, the 6th stage will finish in Esterri d’Àneu instead of Espot, which will change part of the route of the 6th and 7th stage but without losing the essence of a route that allows to cross the Pyrenees through impressing changes of vegetation and landscape from east to west.
Next Friday, the 6th of October, we will open registrations with two options: BASIC (Registration + dinner for each day) and PREMIUM (Registration + dinner for each day + hotel accommodation). You can check all the prices and modalities in the registration page and stay tuned for discounts to early-bird registrations! The race can be run in teams of 2 or 3 runners, and all finishers will get 5 points from the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) that they can use if they want to participate in the UTMB.
The Pyrenees Stage Run is a unique opportunity to spend a week of adventure in the Pyrenees, without having to think of anything else than running through dream landscapes, where nature and runners merge to live 7 days of fellowship, respect and passion that you will never forget. Welcome to #PSR2018 #RunPyrenees
The Asturian team, composed by Jose Pedro Bayón and Pedro Rodríguez, won the Pyrenees Stage Run second edition. They had already crossed the final line three times in first position, and today they did it again. In a rainy day from Espot (Pallars Sobirà), and despite the cold in the highest parts of the track, they reached the finish line in Salardú (Vall d’Aran) after 32km in 3:52:02. At the arrival, they didn’t hide their satisfaction: “We are very satisfied with the PSR. It has it all: an amazing track and landscape, and the organization is great, we had never felt so supported. The format in stages and teams is very attractive. I would recommend this race to everybody doubtlessly”.
After them, the Catalan team Hankersports BiFree arrived, who were struggling for the victory until the end and got the second position. Their faces showed the satisfaction for having succeeded in a challenge like the PSR. The global third position was for the Austrian team ATSV Nurmi Ternitz, who slowed down from the third stage and enjoyed the rest of the stages.
In the women section, the Swedish team Salomon Swedenskimogirls was the only one for this category, they really enjoyed the Pyrenees. We hope to have more female teams in the future editions of the PSR!
This is how the PSR new edition ends. A second edition that has duplicated the teams participating, and which keeps on trying to offer a quality product above all, where all the runners feel like at home and really enjoy, as we do, the breathtaking landscapes that our Pyrenees hide.
Long life the PSR!
Stage 7 Podium
- Huevos León Asturias (3:52:02)
- Hankersports/BiFree (4:13:13)
- Salomon Swedenskimogirls (4:20:53)
Final Podium PSR2017
- Huevos León Asturias (33:55:26)
- Hankersports/BiFree (34:35:16)
- ATSV Nurmi Ternitz (36:22:19)
Pictures ®Jordi Santacana
The sixth stage is the penultimate of the PSR (34.2km and 2,530m D+), from Tavascan to Espot, it goes across the Cardós and Àneu valleys, with a vertical kilometre and an ascent to the Serra Plana. The track went through picturesque villages like: Lleret, Estaon and Dorve, an abandoned mountain village, one of those places where it seems that the time has stopped. At the finish line in Espot, we entered the Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici National Park.
Huevos León Asturias worked hard for the victory, and won on the day of their autonomous region: “We have regulated our strength during the track, keeping the distance with Hankersports, who worked hard too. We dedicate this victory to all the Asturian people”. Another victory for the Asturian team, before the deciding stage, a tight final, with a difference of at least eighteen minutes between the Asturian and the Catalan team.
The last stage of this edition, between Espot and Salardú, has been modified as a security measure due to the weather forecast for tomorrow. The track until the hard ascent to the Coll de Fogueruix hasn’t been modified, but from there, instead of going across the Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici National Park, the track will descend until the Gerdar refuge across the Plan d’Estaro and the Cabanes valley. A beautiful way among trees and surrounded by amazing waterfalls will lead the runners to the Port de la Bonaigua and, through the Ruda valley, they will get to the finish line in Salardú, after 33km and 1,700m +D.
Stage 6 Podium
- Huevos León Asturias (4:51:09)
- Hankersports/BiFree (5:03:52)
- Trail Bonus Track (5:12:00)
General Podium (after stage 6)
- Huevos León Asturias (30:05:25)
- Hankersports/BiFree (30:21:53)
- ATSV Nurmi Ternitz (31:52:32)
Gallery @Jordi Santacana
The PSR fifth stage shows the Comunal Valls dels Comapedrosa and the Vall Ferrera National Park’s beauty
Today, the stage between Arinsal and Tavascan (41.5km 2,720m d+) showed us great views. The teams started the track ascending the Parc Natural Comunal de les Valls del Comapedrosa, until they reached the Portella de Baiau, the highest point of the PSR, with 2,756m of ascent, the entry to the Catalan territory. After going through Baiau, a long ascent across the Vall Ferrera led the runners to Àreu. Several lakes of different colours, surrounded by mountains of 2,900m, this was the most picturesque spot of the stage. After a long ascent to Tudela, the runners entered the vall de Cardós and got to Tavascan, a bucolic village.
Hard struggle between Huevos León Asturias and Hankersports BiFree, who want to offer us an exciting final. Yesterday, the Catalan team won, but today the Asturians got the first position, who are the provisional leaders, taking into account that there are two stages left for the final and there are just four minutes between the two teams.
Tomorrow the stage (34.2km and 2,530m D+) goes from Tavascan to Espot. It will go across the Cardós and Àneu valleys, a hard track, as the ascent to Serra Plana is the most demanding, with nearly 1,000m of ascent in just 4km. We will go across picturesque mountain villages: Lleret, Estaon and Dorve. The stage will end in Espot, the entry to the Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici National Park.
5th stage podium
- Huevos León Asturias (6:00:00)
- Hankersports/BiFree (6:13:34)
- Couple for Runners (6:20:22)
General Podium (after the 5th stage)
- Huevos León Asturias (25:14:16)
- Hankersports/BiFree (25:18:01)
- ATSV Nurmi Ternitz (26:24:31)
Pictures ®Jordi Santacana
Today, 20km and 1,900m of ascent, the runners have gone from Encamp to Arinsal through the Colls d’Ordino and Les Cases. A short but hard way, with pine forests of middle mountain. The runners have gone through the villages of Cortinada and Arans.
The stage called “adventure” had no specific marking, that’s why the runners were obliged to use the GPS technology. However, the teams could follow the white and red marks of the GR-11, always present in the PSR.
Hankersports/BiFree team won again, increasing the distance in relation to their competitors. In the middle of the competition, the difference between the three leading teams is very small, the next stages will challenge the physical condition and the strategy of the runners that want to get the final prize.
Tomorrow, the stage (41,5km A+2.720m) goes from Arinsal to Tavascan. It will challenge the participants’ resistance, through a spectacular way. It will start in the Parc Natural Comú Valls del Comapedrosa and enter again Catalonia through the Portella de Baiau -2.756m-, the PSR highest peak. The way crosses Àreu through the VallFerrera and after the Coll de Tudela comes to the picturesque village of Tavascan.
4th stage podium
- Hankersports/BiFree (2:58:57)
- Huevos León Asturias (3:08:44)
- ATSV Nurmi Ternitz (3:11:17)
General podium (after the 4th stage)
- Hankersports/BiFree (19:04:37)
- Huevos León Asturias (19:14:16)
- ATSV Nurmi Ternitz (19:46:09)
Pictures ®Jordi Santacana