Thursday the 15th of June 2023
STAGE 3 – 15 KM NIGHT-TRAIL| Tonight the night-trail stage. It was truly unforgettable. The steep uphill climb from the waterfall of Petit Coo to the watchtower panorama view at the top was challenging, but the ‘golden hour’ view of the surrounding Ardennen forests was breathtaking. At 22:30 we had to switch on the headlamps and go on in the deep dark forrest. The descent back to the campsite was even more exhilarating, with twists and turns through the same forests where there was severe fighting during the Battle of the Bulge in WW2.
Running through this historic area was a humbling experience and a reminder of the sacrifices made by so many brave soldiers. It’s incredible to think that just a few decades ago, these forests were filled with the sounds of gunfire and explosions, and now they serve as the backdrop for our trail running adventures.
As we continue to push ourselves on the night-trail, let’s remember the courage and sacrifice of those who fought before us.