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 […]






Manaslu Trail Race 2015 – words and images by Mark Brightwell  The race starts in gloomy greyness at Soti Khola, 700m above sea level and flanked by the roaring waters of the Bhudi Gandaki. We will follow this river to its source at the snout of a glacier below the towering twin summits of Manaslu […]






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”. […]






For this varied audience just a note about what Skyrunning is. The name is gives a big clue, and as another has put it, “Skyrunning is the brave and burly cousin of trail running.” There are rules about what makes a Skyrunning course, but essentially it means running on trails at high altitudes with a […]






A race directors nightmare, waking up to the sound of winter rain in the morning in the days running up to the race date. The forecast gave 60% chance of rain, and the forecast was right – a couple of days of wet weather in an otherwise guaranteed settled period of crisp, clear winter sun. […]






Here below is Marco Beretta, who placed 8th overall in the Manaslu Trail Race 2014. The race had 34 participants from nine different countries, with level stretching from seasoned hikers to elite athlete, all completing 7 stages and approximately 197km. The overall results you can find below.   Top 3 Females Mira Rai (NEP) 20:03:57 […]






  NEPAL WINS THE 2014 OXFAM HONG KONG TRAILWAKER RACE FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING The Oxfam Hong Kong Trailwalker Race was organised by Oxfam Hong Kong from 14 – 16 November 2014.  The race started at 0830 hours from Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung HK to the various 8 Check Points  stretching to the […]






Upendra Sunuwar and Arianna Regis atop the AUM … The second edition of the Annapurna Mountain Ultra trail race (AUM 2014) ended today in Pokhara, with the arrival of the last runners and walkers. This race, presented by Knights of Wind and designed by Bruno Poirier, was organized by Base Camp with the support of Raidlight. […]






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 […]






Hong Kong, Tai Mo Shan Rotary Park. 18th January 2014.  Nepal placed 1st and 2nd beating an international field in the 4th Vibram® Hong Kong 100 trail running race held on Saturday 18th January. Tirtha Tamang and Bed Sunuwar of the Nepali Army Team took first and second place in the grueling 100km long Vibram […]






For posterity! Wouter Hamelink from the 2013 Himal Race Images here. Hej allemaal, Zoals vorige maal beloofd krijgen jullie deze keer een extra lange editie. Wie liever gewoon naar prentjes kijkt en de tekst over slaat verwijs ik direct door naar de foto’s: http://picasaweb.google.com/ptityeti/HimalRace2013. Ik trok de afgelopen maanden nog eens voor een tijdje naar Nepal. […]






A great result for Bed Bahadaur Sunuwar who won the first ever marathon Beyul Hyolmo (Helambu) Marathon. There is a race report below in Nepali (PDF) and here in English. The pictures are thanks to journalist Bharat Bandhu Thapa. Congratulations to the race organisers for a successful event! 1st helambu beyul hyolmo marathon report nepali […]






We’re already 5 days into 2011 and finally a brief race report. More information, pictures, times (and splits) and feedback from runners is coming in the next day or two (or three). Before beginning, it’s worth reiterating what we think the essence of the Annapurna 100 race should be so we can see how this year […]






Blog posts “What I am about to describe is the most beautiful, friendly, entertaining, stunning race I have ever, ever run.” Read more on Moire O’sulivan’s blog (in Irish); “昨日3月27日、ネパール西部の山岳観光都市ポカラのレイクサイドをスタートする” – no idea what this says, sorry, but it looks beautiful! Read more on Miki Upreti’s blog (in Japanese); and there are more posts here: […]