Ultra 100 Miles ”Heaven, Sea & Hell”
”Heaven, Sea & Hell” the pure Scanian trail adventure
A +100-mile long course along 12 fantastic nature reserves with an end at the magical Kullaberg nature reserve. The course runs along beautiful ridges coastal paths. When the day is over, you have travelled about 100 miles and got a lot of slopes in your legs, more specifically about 4300 altitude metres.
The track runs along the Skåneleden trail. Norrviken – Hovs Hallar – Torekov – Angelholm – Arild – Kullens Fyr – Mölle. In Arild you will enter the gateway of Dödens Zon (the Death Zone), totally drained of energy. The track is quite complex in all its simplicity. But its not easy anymore. In the darkness you can hear the waves and a chilling feeling of the abyss.
It is a very technical trail that leaves no one untouched! Parts of it go on open cliff tops like on the Isle of Sky, Dragons back in Wales. Sometimes you jump as a mountain goat or gasp after air as at the Everest. At other times it is like the old drowning sailor ghosts wants to pull you into the abyss and with your last breath you fight against burning lactic acid in your sore legs.
At the lighthouse you see the light and the harbor of Mölle feels close, in your imagination you can feel the aroma of barbecue and at the last 1200 metres along the old beach road with the salt splash from the sea on your right. But this is not the end. It’s the beginning of the race. There is three more 22 km laps to go.
70% DNF rate is to be expected. Failure is much more common than success. You will get two support stations where you can use your drop-bags, in Ängelholm 55 km and Mölle about 100 km. There will also be water supply in about every 30 km.
A Kiwi described the course this way:
”This was a monster, a slayer of strong men and women”
Another runners says:
“When you’re in it , you think its madness. Afterwards you wants more.
Welcome to one of the most challenging and beautiful +100 mile race in Scandinavia.
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”