Well, with only 2.5 hours to go until the start of the race, the energy is building in Chamonix. This is a foreign experience to me with the number of people and the amount of community involvement in the race. The race starts at 6:30 PM (France time), which is 10:30 AM back in mountain time. The main website is www.ultratrailmb.com, but it’s a bit tricky to navigate. FYI, there are 3 races going on concurrently: the Petit Trot Leon (PTL), the CCC, and the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB). I am doing the UTMB, which is useful as you navigate the site. The best link for info is here http://live.ultratrailmb.com/index.php.
From here you can click : “Fiches Courers” -> 3084 for “Dossard” to see my times in/out of checkpoints. My bib number is 3084.
You can also click on “Tableau passages” -> “Tour de Mont Blanc” -> under Choix du tableau (scratch) click “Du 1er au 100eme” to see the top 100 for example.
And, it looks like they’ve got a cool google earth plug-in that might be useful for tracking, although it isn’t clear to me at this point that it is working. But try it here: http://stayloc.ultratrailmb.com/GEview.php