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Volcano Run!!

A late summer holiday and trip to Lanzarote for Team Accelerate Runner, Izzy-Mai. This involved a week of warm weather training and family fun that took in a run up the local Volcano.

A New Running Experience.

 

Izzy-Mai recounts a morning of running fun on the Lava strewn volcano.
“It all began while laying around the pool in Lanzarote, glancing across the volcanic landscape. I began a conversation with my mum and dad about the volcanoes and how I was eager and excited to explore them. After a little research, I realised that I could experience what it felt like to run on tracks of lava and craters of an old extinct volcano. The best way to explore the volcano was to hire bikes and cycle the 20-minute route to the bottom of the volcano.

The Destination

 

Here we chained our bikes at the side of the road and began our ascent onto the beautiful but rugged slopes of the volcano which were a very deep mesmerising reddish colour. The paths offered great views and challenging terrain. The lava was jagged, making standing on it quite difficult, Luckily, I was wearing my SCOTT trail shoes, which provided great grip and comfort. It was a thrilling run but brutal and very steep in places.

The view from the top while running along the ridge, however, was worth it, looking down into the crater and out to the horizon, seeing a range of other volcanoes spreading into the distance.

Izzy-Mai at 12 years raced the U15 English Junior Fell Running Championships 2021 and in doing so finished joint Runner Up. She loves to run, trains regularly and races occasionally. Track, road, trail or fell as to which she will focus on, well only she can decide, yet at the moment she just enjoys her sport, meeting up with regular training partners and always having fun.
Izzy-Mai receives some support from Scott Running and of course Accelerate.

Thanks Izzy-Mai, great blog and pictures from what was clearly a great morning out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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