Trail Team Esprit Montagne
The sponsoring means that they can stay the night here for free if they come here to train and that I will try to assist them at races if I happen to be in the area. These are the team members that enjoying scampering in the mountains as often as possible.
Talented mountain goat
‘Living in the flatlands, feeling alive in the mountains’
The youngest member of the Team Esprit Montagne family and only woman, but a true super talent in the mountains. She only recently discovered running in the mountains, but she has taken to it with a lot of class. She earned her first silver medal in her very first Skyrunning 2018 national championship, therefore qualifying for her first Skyrunning World Cup in Scotland. At the world cup, she earned a respectable 25th place in a very competitive field. At the Vertical KM world cup, she even finished in an impressive 18th place. What is particularly impressive is the way in which the 23-year-old Wageningen native prepares for races, training and route scouting and organizes her ‘trail career’.
2nd Trail des Hauts Forts 23km, 2018
3rd Montafon-Arlberg Marathon, 2018
His passion is increasingly for races with tracks that are long, steep, inhospitable and difficult. And in between he looks for long climbing trips in which the focus is not on speed, but on adventure with friends.
Winner EMI 2016, 2017 & 2018
Winner Dead Sheep 2018
Netherlands Champion Ultra Skyrunning 2018
Kaj was the surprising winner of EMI 2015, where he bounds through the mountains in his now-familiar cheerful way. Since then, he has also become a member of Team Esprit Montagne. Although he has had some trouble with injuries in the subsequent years, he has certainly earned his place in Dutch skyrunning. In fact, he runs all distances, as long as it offers him the chance to “climb high & play hard”. But, he also still has time for a good old-fashioned trip through the mountains with a backpack, food and a tent. Whether it’s with his brother in the snow in the Alps or the more adventurous routes, such as the Drakenberg Traverse or Nolans 14, a good time is guaranteed.
Winner EMI, 2015
2nd Devils Trail Nijmegen 33km, 2018
3rd Ketelwald Trail 30km, 2018
Wannebe Vertical KM Specialist
I also get a lot of enjoyment out of helping with the national teams during national championships and European championships in trail running and skyrunning, and organizing events such as the Esprit Montagne Invitational and setting up the Skyrunning National Championship. It gives me just as much satisfaction seeing somebody deliver an amazing performance and that can also help someone achieve that. That’s also why we sponsor these athletes.