The organisers of the Mustang Trail Race are shifting dates to the end of the autumn/fall season for their second race. The inaugural race was small with 12 competitors and proved an extremely enjoyable success with a unique mixture of manageable running distances at high altitudes, wonderful varied landscapes, rich Buddhist culture (the race checkpoints include Monasteries […]

Here’s great news from Ramesh in Hong Kong. The two first teams were from Nepal and finished substantially ahead of the third team from Hong Kong. Congratulations! —– Greetings from Hong Kong. Yesterday the Hong Kong Trailwalkers Race was held with 1200 teams x 4 runners participating supported by 3000 volunteers starting from Sai Kung […]

Get your poles and compression socks ready for this fun multistage race around the lower reaches of Solukhumbu. Great scenery, nice wide trails, great village accommodation and a good European turn out should make for a good race. See http://www.everesttrailrace.com/etr_2013/eng/index.php and http://www.facebook.com/EverestTrailRace See also the Manaslu Trail Race around the same time.

When you think of Nepal, perhaps you see images of the enormous snowy Himalayan peaks, buffalos grazing in fields, small villages with verdant terraced fields. It exists and is beautiful. Behind the mountains however in central Nepal lies Mustang, once known as the Forbidden Kingdom, closed to visitors until 1992. Since then it is open, […]

According to Jamie McGuinness, the trail from Tanggye to Chuksang in Upper Mustang is “Oh wow, one of the best trails anywhere in Nepal!” It starts with a river crossing followed by a direct and unrelenting 1200m climb. What follows is a ridge line with an easy trail that undulates gently but allows you to […]

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kathmandu, Sunday 21st April 2013 Runner breaks own 3-day record for 319km Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu mail run. British female endurance athlete completes journey in 63 hours 8 minutes. On Saturday evening at 10 minutes past ten, the British endurance athlete Lizzy Hawker, 37, arrived at the locked gates of […]

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kathmandu, 18th April 2013 Runner to break own 3-day record for 319km Everest Basecamp to Kathmandu run. British endurance athlete Lizzy Hawker to arrive in Kathmandu from Base Camp on Saturday evening.  At 7am on Thursday 18th April internationally renowned endurance athlete Lizzy Hawker began a solo run in the direction of […]

The 1st Lantau 100km / 50km Ultra Trail Open Running Race was held on 16th March 2013 starting from the beautiful beach area of the famous holiday spot in Mui Wo, Lantau Island. The race started at 0900 hrs with 1300 participants from 30 countries in the 100K, 50K Mens and Ladies Events. The race […]

The company GoSt-Barefoots send me a pair of their new shoes to test out. This is a new product in the category “barefoot” or “minimalist” shoes. This product is different from others like Vibram Five Finger shoes, because it’s hard to even call it a shoe. It’s more like a steel sock. Material The Paleos are made […]