June 29, 2023
My UTNC Experience – Vlad Shatrov
My journey to run the Ultra Trail New Caledonia trail running event started way back in 2020. An event entry to the 130km was offered as part of the award for winning the Brisbane Trail Ultra 110km event. Due to Covid-19 and the subsequent border closures, taking part in the event was postponed until 2023.
Was this a classic case of two races in one?
Having arrived in New Caledonia on a trip to engage with trail runners, run an epic event and showcase both the event and new Caledonia to runners all over the world, I was under no illusions that this was going to be a unique experience.