...there are days where running and enjoying yourself on the trails turns into a crawl and you need to stop every 50 meters of elevation gain, sit down and have a rest... I barely made it up to "Torre" and decided (needed to) drop out of the race. This wasn't running anymore; and would not even have counted as hiking anymore. Really wanted to do the whole race
; such a beautiful (and brutal) landscape and such a priviledge to run there! ...third time is a charm! ...looks like I'll be back there in 2018!!!
...can only recomment the race to everyone looking for a nice challenge in the 100k range (there are shorter versions as well for all of us!)! Moreover, the landscape is stunning, the race organizers and volunteers are so great and although I had two rather miserable race experiences, I'm already looking forward to be in Manteigas at the startline soon again! ;-)