This was a very fun morning. Around 50 children of varying ages lined up – in one very very wide line – to start a one kilometer race. One kilometer but at 3500m/10,000ft of altitude! The participants of the 2013 Manaslu Trail Race lined the course to support the runners. Why the race? “Fun!” says […]

When you think Nepal, you may think of jagged snow-capped mountains and glaciers. This trail race is something different – right on the doorstep of Kathmandu, in the lush green jungle of the protected Shivapuri National Park. It’s far from an ultra, at just over 10km but in that short distance, you’ll climb over 1100m […]

We’re trying to keep up with what’s happening in Nepal’s vicinity. The long established Bangelore ultra trail, held every year in November, has made it to our Asia events page. Our spectacular partner Thehigh, for which we are a qualifier, obviously did too, as have the globeracers’ events. But it turns out we’ve missed a new […]

If you are looking for a great way to combine Trail running and trekking, the Langtang and Helambu trek is a winner and offers a lot of potential for anything from three days to more than a week of great mountain running. A year ago I ran from Sundarijal along the wonderful ridge connecting Shivapuri […]

This website just received an enquiry from someone coming to live in Kathmandu. The essence of the question was this: “Having heard about Kathmandu’s pollution problem, I’m really keen to find out a bit more about how easy it is to get good aerobic exercise in the city?” It’s a good question. If you observe […]