If you are planning to do the skyrace or if you are qualified for the elite skyrace I recommend you to carry at least some soft bottle(s) in your hands (or in a small trail vest), because the weather can be very dry and hot and you may get really thirsty. You also need to carry some energy gels with you, one for every 40 minutes of racing.
I recommend not to start too fast; some people start out quite fast on the first road and on the steep uphill, but after the first uphill there is still a long way to go with several longer and shorter downhills and uphills - your legs may get tired too early. So it is best to go at a comfortable pace until after the first uphill and downhill and then start pushing more. Also, the last downhill should not be underestimated because it is quite technical. Therefore, for Limone Extreme it is important to go and train your downhill skills! In several editions the race was decided and won in the last downhill.
For the vertical race it is important to bring a good headlamp. The best is to try and follow your own pace and not look too much at the other competitors, as it is quite a long vertical of 1100 m d+. Only start scratching your limits once you are past halfway up. And don’t forget to enjoy the evening views of the village of Limone and lake Garda!
If you want to compete alongside the world’s best Skyrunners, watch ‘in real’ the battle for the win of the Skyrunner World Series, but also enjoy some good food and holiday atmosphere, Limone is the place to go to in October! And don’t forget your bathing suit…