You may have heard of Mira Rai via this mailing list and elsewhere no doubt. It’s now March and fast approaching the 4th Himalayan Outdoor Festival 2015 of which the 50km West Kathmandu Valley Rim trail race is a part. This race last year was the first ultra trail race that Mira Rai had ever run. By chance, […]

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 […]

Just send out a new newsletter which you may have missed.  It lists, with images, some of the new ultra trail races happening in Kathmandu this year.   Trail running in Kathmandu is coming to life with now 4 x 50km races, an 80km course (UTMB 2 points) and several upcoming 10-30km fun Saturday events […]

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. […]

Thanks to Kristian Soltesz from Sweden for helping you all out with a report from his trip to the Everest Region of Nepal in the hope that it will make it easier for preparing your own trip. Thanks Kris! After an attempt of running/fastpacking the GHT in 2014, which ended in a dislocated shoulder and […]

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 […]

Super happy here in Nepal to see another great performance by Nepali Trail Runners Mira Rai and Santosh Tamang. Mira is pretty special among Nepali runners in that she is the one driving her training. She’s not part of an army or police team or a running club, but gets out on the trails on […]

Dr Beth McElroy is race doctor for the Manaslu Trail Race, a staged trail race in Nepal, in November. She’s written the following advice for participants ofd the Manaslu Trail Race. 1) Why is Diamox used? Diamox (Acetazolmide) is a medication used to help prevent Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) which can occur in visits to above […]