The Ultra Trail is back again in 2018! 4 races, around 8000 participants, amateurs, semi-pros, pros … all the prerequisites will be reunited to make the event – once again – a lifetime adventure. If you are an enthusiastic and unconditional “lifelong participant” of the event you will sure not miss this year`s festival crossing the Mont Blanc from France to Switzerland via Italy.
To optimize performance, to delay muscle fatigue, to reduce risks of injury and to speed recovery on such a arduous trail track as the UTMB®, athletes will need the most innovative apparel and equipment. The trail event has established a list of non-exhaustive mandatory equipment that :
- would protect against the erratic weather conditions that prevail on mountains,
- would ensure the best performance
- would protect against muscle damage and injury
- would assure maximum security.
UTMB® Mandatory Equipment for a hassle-free Trail
One missing item might cause an unwanted disqualification. To avoid such misfortune make sure you have these following mandatories (among others) before you head to the trail.
- A waterproof jacket fitted with a hood
- Long-legged trousers or race leggings
- Food reserve
- Warm clothing
For the complete list please refer here, make sure you have everything here : UTMB® Mandatory Equipment .
Mont Blanc is the Target – The Right Fit is the Key
Long ascents, difficult steeps, stone-fields, difficult weather conditions, altitudes… all these qualify the Mont Blanc tracks and being well equipped is a MUST if you want to reach the finish line, if not at least perform!
Compressport is an official partner of the event since long and has developed innovative compressive trail running products that meet the UTMB® requirements.
In your trail sportswear you will need to guard your muscles against vibrations and damage as the mountainous track will prove less than flat. Befit yourself with best calf sleeves that will work both during effort for the best of performances and after effort for the fastest of recovery.
The race will be very hard and staying focus on the run will be no picnic at all. Muscles will have to breathe constantly you will need to be free in your movements. Get the best full leggings that will guarantee supreme comfort while at the same time ensure you get ventilation enough.
On the mountain, elements can and will go erratic! Temperatures will vacillate between 0 and 35! Do not forget your racing hoodie that offers the best protection while at the same time cause no hindrance to your effort.
Last but not least, do not forget to pack up for the longest autonomy possible on the tracks. In addition to your backpack, the Free Belt Pro would be the ideal organizer for all your personal belongings.
After Effort Comes Comfort – if you are well equipped!
Surviving the world`s biggest trail running race will mean going through brutal courses, stay in strong legs and quads all through and be a great finisher with the less possible muscle damage and injury.
To chill out after your journey on the UTMB® trail one must-have in your backpack shall be some innovative efficient full socks that will be aerate and ensure maximum freshness. After effort those same socks shall be able to evacuate toxins and thus avoid soreness and swelling.
Live the UTMB® experience in the right equipment : the 2018 Limited edition by COMPRESSPORT.
Useful links – The Experience is Unique
During the races, follow your favorite athletes here : Athlete tracker
If you want more information on the event, the other activities surrounding the festival, the prevailing meteo, etc, pay a visit here : Chamonix Mont-Blanc and make yourself a first impression of what could be the adventure of a lifetime !
Look for the programme here : UTMB® Week programme