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Running the Costa Brava: Beach to Beach

Some people go to the Costa Brava to sizzle themselves on the beach, float on giant inflatable unicorns in crystal Mediterranean waters and drink a gallon of sangria. 553 palabras más

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Day 17: Into the Ariege 

Luchon – Fos

Distance: 30km

Elevation: +1524m, -1630m

Fuel: Petit dejeuner in Luchon (can I just say the guys running the Hotel Panoramic were absolute legends – and the breakfast was to die for!), ham and egg sandwiches (courtesy of the hotel), chocolate, sausage baguette (back to the old classic!) 629 palabras más

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Day 15: Switchbacks

Cabane d’Ourtiga – Luchon

Distance: 31.5km

Elevation: 1603m

Fuel: Pain au chocolat. Mars bar, petit dejeuner (with double helping of bread and coffee and myrtle berry jam!), pizza, burger, beer and wine in Luchon. 687 palabras más

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Day 14: Middle of nowhere

Vielle Aure – Cabane d’Ourtiga (1600m)

Distance: 20km

Elevation: 1565m

Fuel: Muffins and yoghurt for brekkie, pain au chocolat, cafe au lait, baguette with the best sausage ever, mars bar. 423 palabras más

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Day 13: Sugar and coffee

Bareges – Vielle-Aure

Distance: 45km

Elevation: 1700m gain, 2100m loss (!)

Fuel: Two pastries for brekkie, bag of peanuts, magnum ice-creams, coffee and coca-cola, baguette with mackerel in tomato sauce. 505 palabras más

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Day 12: Hit the road

Cauterets – Bareges
Distance: 35km

Elevation: 2070m

Fuel: The best petit dejeuner we’ve had yet – there was nothing “petit” about it! Croissants, yoghurts, baguette, coffee, muffins, hams, cheeses…if we didn’t have to move on, we would have stayed here for the rest of the trip! 338 palabras más

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Day 11: J’adore Cauterets

Lac d’Estaing – Cauterets

Distance: 18km

Elevation: 1574m

Fuel: too much to list!

We knew we’d love Cauterets from the second we ran in, furiously scratching bites from the determined cow flies and nursing a dodgy shin. 243 palabras más

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