27th June 2015  Sindhupalchowk hosted a trail race on Saturday 27th and it was a great experience. Buoyed by the news of Mira Rai’s race win in France the day before, some 20 foreigners and 100+ locals gathered to race. It started only about half an hour late, which is the price you pay for […]

She ran the last 12km hard, she says, but for the rest, just “enjoying”, the “wow, beautiful place”, and revelling in this “great chance I have.” That mixture of a little bit of hard running and a lot of appreciation gave rise to a spectacular victory last Friday in the 80km Mont Blanc Ultra in […]

Just back from a few days in glorious Dhorpatan in Baglung district. The name comes from the flat meadows above the ~4000m high tree-line, which are locally known as patans, and the marshy flat open valley next to which the village itself sits called dhor. If you are a slightly adventurous trekker, trail runner or mountain biker, I can […]

Even bigger version here. This is the staged trail race around the Annapurna Circuit, largely following the off the beaten track ‘New Annapurna Trekking Trails’, that we’re excited to be running in collaboration with Seth Wolpin and Wide Open Vistas.  Right away, here are some facts and figures: Nine stages 272km 14750m elevation change 5400m highest […]

Trail Running Nepal newsletter May 16th 2015 To say Nepal is going through difficult times at the moment would be an understatement. The web is filled with images and stories about the tragedy. Right now, just before the weekend comes though, we wanted to share two more positive stories from Nepal published in the Guardian […]

Good job Mira Rai and Samir Tamang for together writing another page in the drama-filled story of Nepali trail runners. Here they are leaving from Nepal for the Buffalo Stampede Skyrunning race in Australia. As one indignant (but fairly correct) commenter on Facebook put it, arriving one day before the competition showed “very bad managements”. […]

UPDATE >>>> http://trailrunningnepal.org/oceania-skyrunning-championships/ What a mess. At the time of writing it is one hour until the end of Delhi’s office hours, and an hour left for an email to come saying an Australian visa has been granted for three Nepali athletes – Mira, Purna and Samir. Hope has faded – 16:21… Everybody here knows how […]

The Everest Sky Race is one of the original multi-stage trail races in Nepal organised by Bruno Poirier and his team of Chevaliers du Vent and Amazones du Ciel. Always original, always changing, the routes are very challenging, not fearing to take the highest altitudes trails possible. You can download full information here: ESR 2015. Dossier […]