Published in Race news · 11 July 2021
6 Jours du Grand Est
9th - 10th July 2021
Pont à Mousson, France
Originally billed as a 6 day race plus 48H, 24H, 12H and 6 hour races but at the last moment the 6 day and 48H races were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The venue was on the Ile d'Esch in the town of Pont à Mousson.
The actual course was part sand/dirt track, gravel and a bit of tarmac path..
Sadly the course got the better of the chip timiing - "sand in the machine" is how it was described. Thus some laps went unrecorded. No further explanation and difficuult to know what went wrong.
The race Facebook page had a lot of posts regardingr the organisation and not all complimentary. A shame, as the organisation of any ultra race is always a hard task - notwithstanding during a pandemic.