Every year at the longest day of the year Asics is organising a relay race around the Mt blanc massif. The Asics Beat the sun race. The idea is that eight teams run against nature’s clock. They start in Chamonix and have just 15 hours, 41 minutes and 35 seconds to cover the 150km route. Every selected runner must do two relay sessions between 3k-19km across a varied terrain while crossing France, Switzerland and Italy on one day.
A few weeks ago I saw the campaign for the 2016 event. So I put my name in the sweepstake and wrote my motivation and send some pictures. A few weeks later I’ve received a message that I’m selected to be one of the last 50 candidates. Which means that I’m a semi-finalist. After this 24 people will be selected by a selection round of public vote and an expert judging panel.
Yesterday I was running on the trails in National park Zuid-Kennemerland in the Netherlands and made some running pictures in my Asics outfit. I’ve put on my old Asics fuji attack shoes and my favorite running long sleeve/jacket from Asics. Because I want to run the #beatthesun race.
In the next few weeks, we will know if I’m selected. And maybe I will have to ask for some votes.