Panagiotis Ionannidis – Running For Team Greece

by Maria E. Bellini Badia Prataglia – Italy 2017 Trail Sacred Forests, Trail Running World Championships  The course was fast. Too fast. A surreal silence deadened the sound of hundreds of rapid footsteps beating down on the dry forest path. Skinny chinks of fierce sunlight filtered through the tall trees briefly illuminating runners before they disappeared […]

A Morning in Badia Prataglia and a Camera

by Maria E. Bellini It was a steaming day here in Parma, a climate more akin to the tropics than to northern Italy. The week look set to be a long one, and even my phone’s ID technology wouldn’t recognize my sweaty index finger as I prodded away at the screen trying to access my messages. Eventually […]