I was born in Thumi village of Gorkha district, Nepal on the 22nd April, 1981. I did my schooling in Gorkha and joined the Nepal Army in 2003. I was selected to train for the army’s running team and started training for marathons. I participated in several long-distance road races and in 2010 I started training for trail running races, and have regularly secured podium positions in trail races I participated in. I am a full-time runner in the army and hold the rank of Sergeant.

The last trail race I took part in was Kima Skyunner Series in Kima, Italy, on August 28th, 2016. I secured first position among 250 elite runners from around the world, and also set a new course record.

I also came 2nd in the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon (May 29th, 2016) and in years before that was 1st. I am very pleased to be invited by the organizers of Glencoe Event to race. I am training hard for the race.

I am married with two kids. My wife, Sabitri Gurung, is a teacher in Elegant Primary Boarding School in Goldhunga, Kathmandu, Nepal. She’s been working there since 2005. My eldest son is 11 years old and studies in grade 6 in Nepal Army Birendra Sainik School (military school), Sallaghari, Bhaktapur, Nepal. My second son is 7 years old and studies in grade 2 in Elegant Primary Boarding School, where his mother also teaches. My father Bahadur Gurung and mother Jhyapli Gurung are retired and live with us in Kathmandu.

Below lists some of the trail running races that I participated in and positions I secured. * denotes new course record.

RaceCountryYearPosition
Trofeo Kima (Skyrunning World Series) (52Km)Italy20161st*
Matterhorn Ultraks (46Km)Switzerland201611th
Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon (42Km)Nepal20162nd
Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon (42Km)Nepal20151st
Mix and Match Ultra (50Km)Nepal20145th
Yading Skyrun (Skyrunning World Series) (29Km)China20161st
Annapurna 100 (100Km)Nepal20141st
Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon (42Km)Nepal20142nd
Kathmandu Marathon (42Km)Nepal20145th
Annapurna 100 (57Km)Nepal20151st
Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon (42Km)Nepal20151st
The North Face Kathmandu Ultra (80Km)Nepal20161st
Batase Trail Run (30Km)Nepal20161st
Oxfam Trailwalker (100Km)Nepal20141st
Himalayan Outdoor Festival (50Km)Nepal20141st
Kathmandu Marathon (42Km)Nepal20134th
Diana Penny Everest Marathon (42Km)Nepal20132nd
Oxfam Trailwalker (100Km)Hong Kong20131st*
Oxfam Trailwalker (100Km)Hong Kong20126th
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Running CV