Ratschläge für die Ausrüstung


Eine richtig ausgewählte Ausrüstung ist der Schlüssel zum Erfolg. Ultra-Ausdauer verlangt sorgfältigste Vorbereitung, besonders hinsichtlich der Mitnahme der richtigen Stücke.

Im August kann es im Mont-Blanc Massiv sehr warm sein (mehr als 30°C), aber auch sehr kalt (bis -10°C gefühlte Temperatur auf 2000m). Es kann regnen, hageln oder sogar schneien. Ihre Ausrüstung soll es Ihnen möglich machen, bei all diesen Bedingungen durchzuhalten und, je nach Ihrer Geschwindigkeit, eine oder zwei Nächte auf der Strecke zu verbringen. Im Fall eines Unfalls soll es Ihnen möglich sein, unter « sicheren » Umständen auf Hilfe zu warten.

Der UTMB® verpflichtet jeden Läufer, die Pflichtausrüstung ständig bei sich zu haben. Kontrollen werden an der Strecke durchgeführt und die Nichtbefolgung dieser Anweisung wird bestraft. Wir raten den Läufern auch dringend, die empfohlene Ausrüstung mitzunehmen. Wichtig ist es, dass Ihre Ausrüstungen Ihren Bedürfnissen angepasst ist und dass Sie sie vor dem Lauf unter verschiedenen Bedingungen getestet haben Das Gewicht ist von Bedeutung, doch nehmen Sie nicht zu wenig mit. Die richtige Auswahl führt zum Erfolg !

Pflichtausrüstung UTMB®, CCC®, TDS®
Pflichtausrüstung OCC, MCC
pflichtausrüstung YCC
FAQ Pflichtausrüstung
The ideal trail-running shoe

The IDEAL trail-running sole, powered by Vibram

A good trail-running sole offers light weight, grip and traction. An excellent trail-running sole offers the same features, but over all types of terrain and under all weather conditions.

Requisite features for each TYPE OF TERRAIN

Uphill: flexibility and traction
Downhill: cushioning and grip
Flat terrain: easy "rolling" of the shoe with the foot

Requisite features for each TYPE OF WEATHER

Rain: grip and self-cleaning

Snow: traction and self-cleaning
Dry conditions: cushioning and flexibility

Main characteristics of a shoe for mountain racing

  • PERFORMANCE thanks to effective transfer of the runner's propulsive force to the ground, with minimum energy loss during each stride.
  • PROTECTION through effective cushioning, both to protect the arch against the irregularities of the terrain and to reduce the detrimental effects of the constant impacts on the muscular and skeletal systems.
  • COMFORT thanks to precise distribution of the pressures impacting on the foot, achieved through a sole profile adapted to the terrain and the race.

In a trail-running shoe, 70% of the total value resides in the sole. In "long-distance" races, the priorities are protection and comfort. That is why Vibram soles comprise functional zones designed with human anatomy and the needs of active feet in mind. This approach ensures the best solutions for trail runners over all types of terrain and all distances.

The functional zones of a Vibram® trail-running sole

A reinforced front section provides better protection of the toes against knocks. It is important that the tread continue to the very tip of the shoe to ensure the necessary traction during the last part of the thrust provided by the toes. This phase of movement is particularly crucial during steep climbs in unstable terrain. The tread arrangement shifts progressively with increasingly small and more tightly spaced lugs leading up to the toe bumper.

This is the most important part of a sole for mountain trail running. It must provide a number of complex, often contradictory, functional solutions, such as puncture withstand against rocks to avoid any pain in this very sensitive part of the foot and flexibility, a fundamental feature particularly when going uphill to avoid wasting any energy. These two characteristics must be accompanied by good cushioning, provided by special materials and inserts. Maximum comfort is required for the metatarsus during fast, steep descents. In addition, the sole and the upper of the shoe must function perfectly together in the metatarsus section to ensure good stability, notably in uneven terrain, and effective propulsion under all environmental and weather conditions.

In some cases, this section remains fully in contact with the ground to enhance the roll of the foot, however it can also be raised to improve braking during descents on unstable, humid or grassy terrain.
More rigid inserts and a bracing "high-wall" design in this section reinforce the support of the arch. That is a clear advantage in rough terrain when it is difficult for the sole to remain in contact with the ground. This is a fundamental characteristic for long-distance running to avoid overloading the arch.

During mountain races, particularly during descents in hard, rocky terrain, the impacts on the heels can represent three times the runner's weight. It is essential to provide better cushioning than that found in most standard running shoes, even if that means adding a few grams of additional weight.
Vibram® has developed a cushioning system in the heel section that improves both compression and the distribution of forces from the heel to the toe. The result is lower deceleration values, slower transfer of forces through the ankle and, consequently, much lower impact during descents on very steep slopes. The overall result is a much higher degree of comfort over long distances.

For more information on Team Vibram® and Vibram® trail-running soles, see testerteam.Vibram.com and www.Vibram.com

A good trail-running sole offers light weight, grip and traction. An excellent trail-running sole offers the same features, but over all types of terrain and under all weather conditions.


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