Congratulations to Seth Wolpin on his hard slog around Annapurna. 218km and some +/-10,000m completed in around 72 hours. Plenty of people have gone around the Annapurna Circuit from Besi Sahar to Naya Pul but few with the aim of reducing the hike to as few days as possible. A quick google will find a seven-day trip here, […]
Goose bumps! When you see a friend who has not only done well, but done something really extraordinary, it is hard to stop the goose bumps spreading followed by a cold shiver. Lizzy Hawker did something extraordinary.
Great news from Switzerland about two of our friends who competed in events in Davos. Sudip Rai came 5th in the 42km event and Lizzy Hawker (who ran the Annpurna 100 in January this year) was clear winner in the women’s 78km. This is great news for Sudip and the Nepal Mountain Running Service. Last […]
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 […]
Running the breath of Nepal is an undertaking too big for most adventurers to even contemplate. Nevertheless, over the years several have tried and succeeded to cross the country from its Eastern to its Western border. These crossings are not easy to compare because their routes differ in length, in cumulative meters climbed and lost, […]
Some news in about the little known sport of long-distance road running in Nepal. As is often the case with short news reports, and especially in Nepal, it leaves you with more questions than answers. Why 20 hours, 20 minutes and 6 seconds exactly? And how is he raising awareness exactly? Where can I find […]
Lizzy Hawker could be described as a friend of Nepal and she knows its trails even in the dark. In October 2007 she and Stephen Pyke completed the run from Everest base-camp to Kathmandu in a record time. If you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning to do a short run, read […]