Press Release – November 2018 – immediate release Vlad Morozov completes 1,000 miles solo run across Nepal. Vladimir Morozov, 35, from Birmingham has just completed an incredible physical and mental test: running 1,000 miles across Nepal solo and unassisted. Motivated to fulfill his dad’s desire to visit Nepal before he sadly passed away and combining his […]

Nepal teams 14th and 16th in the world A little bit of progress was made for Trail Running in Nepal on the weekend of 12th may 2018. This from a simple press release. If you are reading this and don’t understand the back story, here it is in a single paragraph: Nepal has athletic talent, […]

It’s 10 days to go before the 2018 Trail World Championships in Spain. Here’s a quick update! There’s good news and less good news, as always. Very good news is this: €8,802.04 – has been collected over a very short space of time. 5 Schengen visas have been granted allowing a legal window to enter […]

For many athletes, it is a dream to run representing their country in an international competition. Of course only a select few, the best in their country, get the chance. That also assumes that if you are the best in your country at a sport, you will get to compete at that level. That’s not necessarily […]

Not everyone can be first of course – that’s sport. But not everyone who’s first can finish on such a fabulous finish line. Before reading on, here’s a video of Sunmaya finishing. Super! Congratulations and thank you to the GaoLiGong organisers for a first class event. The Gao Li Gong event is partnered with the […]

Thanks a lot to Tyler Wasson for writing this post about his experience of Nepal’s Stupa to Stupa Ultra Trail Race in 2017. Here we go!  I signed up for this race at the last minute and within a week I found myself climbing the 365 steps to the starting line at Swayambhunath – also […]

Sudeep Kandel and Seth Wolpin, co-owners of Himalayan Adventure Labs (HAL), report a recent attempt at what they call the ‘Langtang Lollipop’. The two set the FKT for the Manaslu Circuit in 2015 and have a number of successful fast packing adventures under their belt. For this adventure, their goal was to leave Kathmandu on […]

Here we have some news in from the world of endurance athletes who like to travel long distances with little sleep and test their personal boundaries. The letter received: ### START ### Greetings from Greece, On 28-April-2017, an athlete of our team achieved a new FKT of the classic route of Annapurna Circuit completely by foot. Because […]

A guest post from Tyler Wasson describing the Mardi Himal trek experience. Want to go here? Fill the form at the bottom and Pokhara-based Freedom Adventures will help you out.  I have been living in Nepal for seven months and as a trail runner, I like to get off the beaten path whenever possible. During […]

It’s all over! the first race of the soon to be famous Kathmandu Trail Series is completed. It started, now it’s finished – see you at the next race everybody! Posted by Trail Running Nepal on Sunday, 19 February 2017 Just over 190 people registered and 160 of those actually got out of bed to run. […]

Sometimes this website receives nice and excitable messages about people’s recent journeys in Nepal. This one from Severin Wuensch in Germany linked to a video that strings together moment after moment of many of the best things Nepal has to offer mountain travellers. Watching it naturally makes you itch to head to these remote valleys. Severin comments, […]

“This 18 year old girl is really impressive,” say Salomon Running on Twitter. That’s a big thing to hear from the world’s biggest and best trail running sports team. That came midway through the MSIG Lantau 50km race in Hong Kong last weekend (December 4th). And then this at the finish line, “Sunmaya finish 2nd […]

Bhim: The Nepalese soldier Bhim Gurung, roughly 35 years old, started to distinguish himself last January, winning the 80k +4000m elevation Kathmandu Ultra, organized by Richard Bull of Trail Running Nepal (www.trailrunningnepal.org). Although his military high level of fitness does not surprise anyone in Nepal, the organizer’s eye was cast on Bhim and he knows that […]

Not everything has gone to plan in 2016 for Mira Rai, and the plan was to follow the Skyrunning Ultra Series in Spain and Portugal. “Unfortunately this year I got injured running in a race in the UK. I tried the next race in Spain, but my leg was not feeling good. After returning to training […]

“The path of Nepalese trail runner Mira Rai’s life must be about as statistically improbable as winning the lottery, getting struck by lightning, or something equally obscure,” says Meghan Hicks in her review of the 42 minute film on iRunFar.com. She has a point and doesn’t it just make for an uplifting story? Lloyd Belcher and Mira […]

Great Himal Race – The Ultimate Trail Documents in English 1. GHR 2017. Parcours Coureurs 45 jours 1. Great Himal Race 2017. Runners Registration Form_English Photo It’s so long! Look at the itinerary! « The race you can see from the moon… » (Avril – Mai 2017) Day 1. (31-03). Départ de Paris (50 m) […]

If you want to do some big training days, or be a tourist in a different way, ask Upendra to guide you on some runs around the Kathmandu Valley. Upendra is currently getting his official guide licence. It is a tedious process requiring six-weeks attendance to classroom-based classes on guiding. Of course he is learning […]

Congratulations Upendra – a long deserved win. This years MSIG course was longer then 2015’s Asia Skyrunning championships, with very different conditions: it rained and was slippery underfoot, and Upendra was running with an ankle sprain sustained a week earlier in Kathmandu. “Sunuwar,” reports SCMP, “who lives 100 kilometres outside of Kathmandu, works as a trail running guide […]