Thanks to Asia Trail Magazine and Matt Moroz for allowing us to republish this article from the Mustang Trail Race. You can download in PDF format by clicking the image below, or simply read the text version below. Asia Trail is a magazine focusing on trail running in Asia, surprisingly enough! A great read and […]

Raiko is a new trekking clothing manufacturer in Kathmandu. They’ve been making things for years for the local market in Nepal and have grown into making their own brand for order and export. Ko in Nepal is a suffix that indicates belonging or ownership. So Rai ko means Rai’s or ‘of the Rais’. And indeed the company […]

A great opportunity to get NOLS qualified from certified trainers for an affordable price in Kathmandu, Nepal. Read on: The course is going to be conducted in Kakani international training center from “26th Jan – 4th Feb, 2015″, North east from the Kathmandu valley. It’s about a 60 minute drive from the city depending on the traffic. […]

“Sir, how could I get the opportunity of running,” said the message. “I am Ang Chhutin Sherpa, winner of Everest Marathon-2014,” she went on. Surely if you win the Everest Marathon, you’re already running and doing pretty well, right? I am still not sure what Ang Chhutin was really asking, bear in mind also that Mira […]

Congratulations to Seth Wolpin on his hard slog around Annapurna. 218km and some +/-10,000m completed in around 72 hours. Plenty of people have gone around the Annapurna Circuit from Besi Sahar to Naya Pul but few with the aim of reducing the hike to as few days as possible. A quick google will find a seven-day trip here, […]

Here are more images thanks to http://anujadhikary.com/ Red Fox 50km event Position Name Number M/F Time 1 Damodar Dudha Magar M 43 5:15:13 2 Durga Raj Bhutha M 21 5:27:30 3 Bihim Bdr Gurung M 29 5:36:29 4 Nabraj Shrestha M 4 6:20:08 5 Narayan Deshar M 7 6:26:08 6 Edwin Perry M 38 6:53:50 7 […]

Here’s an absolutely fabulous moment. Here comes Mira Rai from a tiny village in Bhojpur barreling into a tiny village in Italy. She completed the 56.9km distance in 6h36’30”, five minutes ahead of second women Silvia Rampazzo, and finishing in 11th position overall, some 50 minutes behind the leading man. The course had 3700m of height […]

— Shortcut: Mira Rai is a 23 year old girl from a small village in Bhojpur who expressed an interest in running after demonstrating ample talent and dedication. Many generous people have sponsored her and now she is going to Italy/France to watch the UTMB unfold and run a few serious races herself — You’ve made […]

Apparently El Nino is affecting the monsoon this year. It’s coming however, but it is late. Still, it is not hot enough in Kathmandu to preclude trail running. Especially if you head for the trees, where it remains sweat-drippingly cool. Shivapuri lies to the north of the Kathmandu Valley and is a protected area. It’s […]