Today, the day after the Blue Sky Trail Marathon, I'm tending my home's wireless network and thinking about the Trail Quillan, the race that motivated my training during the Winter of 2016-2017 and inspired me to sign up for the Blue Sky Trail Marathon.
The Trail Quillan site has some great photos from 2017. My favorite sets are from the top, Pech Tignous, where you can see the snow (and me, number 80), and Belvianes et Belvédère du Diable. Runners from the Front Range of Colorado would find Quillan both familiar and exotic at the same time and vice versa; if anyone reading this in Colorado or France discovers an interest in crossing over for a trail run and would like a contact, please do let me know and I would be happy to help you. The spirit of the organizers and the participants in these events is very similar. The Fort Collins Gnar Runners host a grand slam series of events, and in the Pays Cathare there is the Défi Sud Trail's.
I'm beginning to think about proposing to my family a trip to France in early summer of 2018 that would include a couple races in the foothills of the Pyrénées.