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It has been my aim for a while (since Skaiti, in fact) to hold an Ultraskate in or around Paris. It is not an easy task since, especially in a urban environment since you either have to have a lot of room or more ideally, a circuit which is accessible for 24h. The Hippodrôme de Longchamp, even if it not perfect soon appeared to be the best place. The Paris Push Race last Autumn was held not too far away and since then Romain Bessière and I have planned to try and attempt to organise an Ultraskate.

After lots of ummming and ahhhing The Paris Ultra was born and since launching a few people have shown an interest. I expect that at the end of it all there will be around 15 of us there with possibly a small handful aiming to go for the full 24h.

Romain Bessière who is already a distance ninja, will be trying very hard to beat the current world record of 403km held by Paul Kent. He has already come pretty close, having completed just over 330km at the Le mans 24h roller marathon in 2007. Other than that it will be great to get back to Paris and meet up with old friends.

Hopefully before then I’ll be able to get some training in, and try out some recipes to make home-made endurance food…more to come on that at a later date.


5 responses

  1. Good Luck for eveybody.
    Really happy to see that you & others LDP warriors will spend a really good Time for this project. (Maybe another subject for CW no?)
    And for the Endurance meal, don’t keep the recipe secret, tell us some advices … for the next GoodWood for example !

    Good training !!

    See ya !

    Ps: Tim will be there ?

    May 5, 2011 at 22:41

    • Tim won’t be able to make it unfortunately for financial reasons. I know that he really would have loved to come over though!
      I’ll share the recipes with you all for sure – all in good time! There will also be a write up after the event too.

      May 6, 2011 at 09:36

  2. Bevilacqua

    All night long !
    Pasta, saka water, tea and Lotus cinnamon biscuits.
    And rememBer: Bier Builds Better Bodies ! Try a stout (Mackeson ?) for strength and vigor !

    May 6, 2011 at 01:55

  3. My Lady said: keep it British !
    Baked beans, porridge, cereals, every 2 hours, lots of tea and you will go far !
    (Medecin du sport)

    As for me I would add Speculoos, nougat, hot chocolate for the wee hours of the morning.
    And of course a reconforting and healthy drink to share when the goal is over.This part is left to you …

    May 15, 2011 at 19:56

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