UTMB® 2018 – Going For a Win in The Lottery

You may have entered a certain ‘Christmas Lottery’ that’s taking place right now – from 14th of December to 3rd January 2018. Like other lotteries, this one involves numbers: “171” and 10,300” being two of the key numbers that make up the ‘prize’. So what do you win? Just a medium sized square made from […]

Urban Trails in Florence and Venice

Spring into these sumptuous Italian cities with a fun Urban Trail! A major plus about entering an Urban Trail in Italy, is that you won’t need to rent a car to reach race start.  Running through some of Italy’s cities can be an awe-inspiring experience, and an excellent way to tie in your love of urban trail running together with […]

UTMB® registration opens 14 December to 3 January

In the cover photo all the glory of the UTMB © img. courtesy of UTMB® 2017 “utmb17-utmb-ag-00-0009a” COLLECTION UTMB 2017-PRESSE It’s that nail-biting time of year again… No, we’re not talking about choosing which socks to get your favourite uncle for Christmas. We’re talking about planning the sacred dates of trail running. What will you […]

Carl Johan Sörman – Winner of the Trail del Cinghiale

Interview by Maria E. Bellini Carl Johan Sörman is from Sweden but currently based in Italy. Although he started some road running at a young age, due to work, injury and a small child, training was inconsistent and ever more dwindling. “I used to read running magazines about ultra marathons in Europe, and I thought, one day… […]

Trail Runners or Pilgrims?

The act of trail running is often likened to a journey. Even more so with ultra distances, with ‘the journey’  being as much about the inner exploration of ‘self’ as it is about the physicality of being able to cover the miles. This concept can in some cases comfortably sit beside pilgrims’ journeys, whereby a person […]

Michael Scogings – From Peru, to U.S.A. and Italy

Interview by Maria E. Bellini Currently living in the U.S., we first met half Peruvian half Irish, ultra runner Michael Scogings at the Laverdo Ultra Trail earlier this year. Scoggins is an accomplished ultra-runner with a wealth of running experience accumulated across the globe. With high altitudes and the wonders of the rain forest as […]