Tag Archives: Mustang Trail Race

Manaslu Trail Race

Short video of last year’s Manaslu Trail Race, by the organizer of the Mustang Trail Race, with footage of Lizzy Hawker and Anna Frost, and kids running their hearts out.

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same same but different

Yes, I’d said no more Mustang, but as no one listens anyway, who cares. The Chevaliers du Vent took their Annapurna Mandala Trail to Upper Mustang in 2012. Fabien Brusson‘s documentary about this multi stage has just been uploaded to … Continue reading

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the winds of Mustang

Thought that nothing remained to add to the 2014 Mustang Trail Race scrapbook. Just written my wrap up post and alerted the other group members to it when Italian yogi Tite Togni asked me if my description of the experience as … Continue reading

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2014 Mustang Trail Race wrap up

I takes a really good writer to turn the personal into something of relevance to others. Those who can, have a great tool because nothing convinces more than a personal narrative, no better way to get an opinion, a perspective, … Continue reading

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wearing my foot-condoms is a crime against fashion and humanity

Just wanna let you know that I am guilty. I may not serve in a vegan restaurant and lack a pony-tail but I am 55 (well 56), and wear five-fingers, thus confirming stellar journalist Jon Gugala‘s assumption about the kind of … Continue reading

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pedestrianism and the fuzzy category of running

As an arm-chair enthusiast trailrunner (ace for you), who thus spends quite some time in the world of running, I may be forgiven for the occasional spring cleaning tendency, the need to bring some conceptual order in all that I come … Continue reading

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mountains, people, roads and other fantasies

I’ve been rambling about the importance and the fun to prepare yourself a bit for what awaits you in far-away places, i.c. Nepal’s Mustang region. And my hopes for a collection of eye-opening and/or stereotype-countering reminders to give myself (and … Continue reading

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an idiosyncratic scrapbook

You may wonder why I label my Mustang Trail Race reflections a scrapbook. Well maybe you don’t because my whole blog of fancies follows that approach.

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Mustang, the tangible heritage

Time for a more conventional post about Mustang. No reason to only piss against the wind. Mustang’s most spectacular tangible heritage are probably its caves. Here the National Geographic story; its documentary in three parts is embedded below.

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running Mustang

Looks like I’ll be returning to the Nepal Himalaya. Joining Richard at the Mustang trail race, and doing some recce and research for him. Details to be hashed out. I’ll use this blog as a scrapbook for anything remotely connected to … Continue reading

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Looking back on 2013: trailrunning in Nepal

When I suggested to Richard Bull that he do a review of 2013 for trailrunningnepal.org I could have known what would be his answer. No-brainer really, and had he asked me first I would have done the same. So here’s my … Continue reading

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defeated by Cairo, saved by the Gezira club

Before moving to Cairo I was cocky: Cairo and Egypt are virgin territory on the cyberspace running map but whatever the reason it wouldn’t stop me. Then I moved to Cairo and reality hit. But I discovered Wadi Degla and … Continue reading

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