Maltese Trail Runners to take part in 30km EtnaTrail Race
Next Sunday, the Agones Sfc Trail Runners will be taking part in the Etna Trail organised by Ecotrail Trail Sicilia.
The Etna Trail is a 30km race run on trail paths in the area of Linguaglossa.
Besides the difficulty of running on trails, in this case full of volcano ash in August temperatures, the race has an elevation gain of around 2000m with 8km hills grading over 30 degrees. To finish within the 6 hour time limit set by the organisers, the athletes will be using special equipment such as GPS watches, hydration packs, gaiters and running shoes specifically designed for trails.
Trail running in Malta has gained popularity in the past year, with trail running groups running together on weekly basis and a trail running league organised by Agones Sfc in the winter months.
More information about the race can be found on the official website www.etnatrail.it .