Ben Mounsey – Discovering Italy

cover img courtesy of Dave Macfarlane Ben Mounsey has raced in some pretty amazing places, and participated in many epic events in recent years, having gained some great achievements, representing both Yorkshire, England and Great Britain at numerous European and International mountain running events. Ben runs for the Calder Valley Fell Runners and Stainland Lions, and […]

7 Exciting Italian Trail Races in March 2018!

Weather wise, March in Italy can be a strange month. Anything can happen. And with Italy being such a varied country, conditions can differ entirely at higher altitude, along the coast and between north and south. Towards the end of the month when the days get longer, there’s real feel for Spring in the air. […]

2018 Capraia Rock Trail – A Trail on Italy’s “Alcatraz”

by Maria E. Bellini Registration is open for the 2018 Capraia Rock Trail – the second edition of this adventurous spring trail race that takes place on the wild, Tuscan island of Capraia on the 25th March 2018. About The Capraia Rock Trail When: 25 & 26 March 2018 Where: Capraia Isola – Livorno (LI), Tuscany – Italy […]

The Pursuit of an Unknown Ending

by Martin J. Trout Process Oriented vs. Goal Oriented “I can train and plan and do all that I can to try and achieve my goals, but at the end of the day I really don’t know what will happen. But that doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t try. Because regardless of what happens, there will […]

Trail Running In The Aosta Valley

by Maria E. Bellini We recently looked at Italy’s smallest region, the Aosta Valley, where we explored what makes this such a special place for trail running – you can read this post here. Trail running in an alpine environment can be a really rewarding experience, and we’re not only talking ultras – the shorter distances can be equally fulfilling. Races […]

UTMB® – 2018 Ballot Results Announced

by Maria E. Bellini The UTMB® 2018 race entry list was announced today, as the results of the registration ballot were published online at 10.00am (GMT+1). With a limited number of places available across all events making it a tough race to get into…. let alone – run! Registrations closed on January 3rd with entry numbers running […]

Aosta Valley – Mountains, Nature and Trails

by Maria E. Bellini Where is the Aosta Valley? Tucked up in the most north western part of the country is Italy’s smallest region, The Aosta Valley – in Italian – Valle d’Aosta. Bordering with France and Switzerland, this region is characterized by it’s large mountains and dramatic valleys. The Aosta Valley has a strong […]

Trail Running Race Calendar Italy 2018

We’re pleased to announce that our 2018 trail race calendar is online. That’s 12 months of Italian trail races, from January to December 2018. Italy on Trail covers everything from the classic trail running events to the smaller trail races which take place in more unknown places. How Does it Work? The 2018 Trail Race Calendar […]