“It is the communication that made me transfer”, Anna-Lise Rousset confides after a senseless file in GR20

“I went actually quick on very technical descents however saved pushing myself.” File holder in gr20 and 30h25 professionally prominence On Monday at 6 am, Lambert Santelli from Corsica confesses that Anne-Lise Rousset was shocked on the event by the ladies’s makes an attempt to realize over 170 km of elevation between Calenzana and Concam.

And for certain, the thirty-year-old Haute-Savoie veterinarian, the mom of Faustin, somewhat over eleven months in the past, carried out Tuesday night on the character of Emilie Lecomte (41:22 in 2012) because the Corsico legend. In 35h50, Workforce Scott achieved the path runner’s dream. This tells Wednesday at 20 Minutes how she lived in an “unbelievable top” by which she had a fragile night time to be handled and shortly made it with out her two associates. pacersFlorian Bernabeu and Sébastien Chaigneau fall sufferer.

Anne-Lise Rousset will all snigger Tuesday night as she arrives in Conca, 170 km from the frantic mountains of Corsica. – Cyrille Quintard-Scott

Earlier than you begin you informed us your concern of defending the equal of 100 miles (160 km) throughout your first race. This premiere lastly went virtually with no hitch, is not it?

In any case, I’ve by no means run so badly in my life as on the finish of this GR20. a horrible step ahead, a horrible one. He bodily sustained, however was very afraid of the shedding half, and the important thing factors actually are, the toughest technique of managing. At one level we are able to not eat, we are able to not drink. The digestive system has been utterly closed off.

What was the final hardest second in 35h50 to handle this madness problem?

I used to be afraid of the night time essentially, however I did not expertise it so badly. I’m exhausted after refuting Vizzavona (about 92 km). I go to sleep like I used to be a narcoleptic. The place was somewhat quantity to Verde and I had began to run. However there was the way in which of the cross. Twice I did the trick to my associates by telling them: “There I have to sleep. Poor individuals are instructed to not sleep. They have been unfit and tried to persevere.

Who has conquered?

The primary time I attempted to speak to them like this, I ended and fell asleep, a bit like while you have been very drained while you first let go of the TV. Then after the ascent to Verde in the midst of the meadow, I could not stand any longer, I requested my associates Stephen and Benoit to sleep for 5 minutes. I by no means thought my physique would ever do that, however I fell asleep in a rush on the street, and I slept on excessive for 5 minutes (laughter). It was a terrific blessing to me, it was unbelievable. Then the solar arose, and once more it was.

Have you ever considerably likened the 2 nations to be disconnected, between your days and your nights?

I felt so depressing through the night time, I didn’t advance in any respect, and misplaced 1h30 of our estimate. Fortunately I had greater than 1h30 earlier than after I got here to Vizzavona.

Did you see a nasty signal on Monday with the passing of your mates “Step” Florian Bernabeu, then Sebastien Chaigneau, who may have damaged ribs?

It was troublesome to stay as a result of I knew they needed to assist me, they usually couldn’t go on with this widespread observe. Seb cramps earlier than, and actually scares us in his case. It was onerous for them to depart and return. 200% all assembled round me.

However do you’ve sufficient to deal with the brightness of the desert across the circus and the chain-needles of Bavel?

It is not essentially probably the most technical and most harmful components, that are probably the most harmful, as a result of we’re brighter there, unconsciously, and we guard it with nice care. However in components the place there are fewer stones, the place you increase your foot much less, that is the place you possibly can fall. I acquired round lower than 10 kilometers from ending, maybe the cleanest a part of your entire GR20. I am actually very glad to get away with with out so many accidents, with solely two falling in complete. Typically, within the GR20 universe, you possibly can catch an excellent…

Seeing Faustinus, your eleventh month boy, a number of occasions throughout your profession, did it matter to you?

In actual fact, I used to be capable of finding him thrice, on the time of his arrival in Conca. I used to be afraid to return again to Bavella in a slumber on the time, and I used to be so glad to see him, all smiles and all the pieces lovely. It was my final driving drive, after all.

Anne-Lise Rousset, who performed gr20 alongside her husband Adrien Séguret, driving down the French trail, finds her 11-month-old son arriving in Conca.
Anne-Lise Rousset, who carried out gr20 alongside her husband Adrien Séguret, driving down the French path, finds her 11-month-old son arriving in Conca. – Pascal POCHARD-CASABIANCA / AFP

Other than Faustinus’ smile, what are the moments that follow your thoughts?

I’ve nonetheless been capable of benefit from the panorama, however the efficiency comes from sharing 100%. The north aspect was great as a result of I did not have slack. To all the time smile. However the ambiance of the southern half was to occupy one other’s thoughts. And for me, that communication has made me transfer ahead. It’s my pleasure to do not forget that I discover every one to be a aid station and always [accompagnée de deux pacers]. It provides a rattling robust combine. I had unbelievable braveness with my associates.

When will you come back to 50 hours of weekly work on the veterinary workplace in Cruseilles (Haute-Savoie)?

After a number of days I’ll return to Corsica with my household. Then I am going to take away the sneakers in a number of weeks (laughter). As soon as I ended behind the end line, I could not elevate my legs in any respect. There’s “much less worse” there, however the muscular pains are so necessary that it hurts me as quickly as I transfer.

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