We recently gathered the Scarpa Trail Running Athlete team to the Lake District for our inaugural athlete meet. The Scarpa trail team is proud to include some of the UKs best trail runners.
We were also joined by Scarpa Trail Run category manager and all round mountain running legend Marco de Gasperi. Marco provided the team with an overview of the range (including some exciting new additions for 2023) before heading out with the team onto the hills of the Lake District.
Marco de Gasperi
Marco de Gasperi is a 5-time World Mountain Running champion with over 25 years of running at the highest level.
Marco now heads up Scarpa’s Trail Running department and, along with his team, is responsible for developing the new range of Scarpa Trail running shoes.
With a newly assembled team, the first task was to get to know each other, and it was clear immediately that almost everyone shared the same passions – long distances and good snacks on the trail!
The team were excited to hear about the new additions coming to the Scarpa run range next year including a very UK focused shoe! (keep your eyes peeled for more on this next year!)
“It was really cool to get our hands on the new products being developed and hear from Marco. It was also great to meet up with the Scarpa team and have a fun on the fells.”
After a great session at the Scarpa UK showroom it was time for the team to head out on the hills. The team were keen to get running and to show Marco the realities of UK running.
A wet, windy and muddy route across the fells in Langdale gave the team a chance to really stretch their legs and bond on the hills!
“What a fab weekend hanging out with everyone at the Scarpa athlete meet! It was brilliant getting the low-down from Marco on some very exciting new shoes that are in the pipeline and sharing some miles out in Langdale with an awesome group of like-minded people. Cannot wait for the next one!.”
“Being able to be part of the first Scarpa Trail Team meet with Scarpa UK and International was a fantastic opportunity to become a real team. There was a family feel and the excitement in the room whether looking at products, sharing feedback/experiences or running over Bowfell in tough conditions.
There is so much to come from the Team and there are so many inspiring athletes who can help others achieve their trail running goals. Watch this space and look out for the Azul Scarpa Colours. Products are second to no-other, support is amazing, fun in the mountains guaranteed.”Carmine de Grandis
Marco is used to the tough terrain of the Alps – but how does that compare to the Lake District? Check out the video below for Marco’s thoughts!
“The Scarpa weekend was an opportunity for me to meet some running legends who inspired me to run along with the team who pull all of us runners together and make this weekend happen.
The strong team ethos and the amazing shoe line up in development have me crazily excited for the future with the Scarpa family!”.”
Take a look at the gallery below for the highlights of a brilliant weekend in the lakes: