Mud in my brain – Trail del Cinghiale 2018

L’anno scorso sono arrivato primo nella 90 km del Trail del Cinghiale – Leopodistica A.S.D.  Quest’anno, tuttavia, c’erano alcuni trailer davvero forti che erano iscritti e sapevo che avrei dovuto lottare per conquistare un posto sul podio … … E poi un giorno, un paio di settimane prima della gara mentre mi stavo allenando vicino […]

Diventando Ultratrailer – Carl Johan Sörman

di Maria E. Bellini Carl Johan Sörman, viene dalla zona di Malmö, nel sud della Svezia. Un luogo che ci può accendere uno scenario dipinto da interni puliti accentati da un certo rigore. Dove l’ubiquità della tecnologia smart è dogma, e dove una fusione di calma-zen alimenta la somma essenza nordica. E poi c’è il […]

Carl Johan Sörman Runs Italy’s UTLO® 2018…

It’s almost 11 o’clock in the evening and once again I’m standing at the starting line of a 120k race, stretching through woods and over mountains. By Carl Johan Sörman The Ultra Trail del Lago d’Orta – UTLO 19/20/21 october 2018 The odds for me to finish today’s race are not in my favour. One year […]

Carl Johan Sörman Runs The CCC® 2018…

I’m standing at the starting line of the biggest event in my race calendar this year, the CCC®. For the first time I will run in the Alps – from Courmayeur, via Champex in Switzerland and further on towards Chamonix. A distance of 100k and with about 6000 lovely vertical meters! By Carl Johan Sörman […]

UTMB® The Winners since 2013

by Maria E. Bellini – ing credit: Francesco Pedroni This article was originally published in Italian for Mud and Snow Blog and has been translated and adapted for Italy on Trail 2018 It’s nearly the end of August 2018 In a few days time, in France’s sleek Chamonix, some of the worlds strongest trail runners will […]

The Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2018

Carl Johan Sörman Runs The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2018… I had spent half a year dreaming about this trail running race, yet… I only got to ‘gently’ scratch its surface. By Carl Johan Sörman In the months leading up to the race, my training had been quite intense, with most of my runs […]

Tuscany Crossing, Italy – Trail Running in Italy’s Finest

Tuscany Crossing, Italy  – 21st April 2018 103km, 53km and 15km By Carl Johan Sörman Cover photo: Tuscany Crossing 2018 Argentieri Anthony Photography It’s 5 in the morning, and I’m standing in the starting area for Tuscany Crossing trail running 100k race. A week ago, I hardly thought I would get here. For 6 weeks, I […]

Ecotrail Florence, Italy – Running Through Beauty

Ecotrail Florence, Italy  – 3 March 2018 80km, 42km and Night City Trail By Carl Johan Sörman Countdown – Two weeks before race date… I’ve just finished my very last training session in an extremely hard 180k week. Intervals. At the end of the session I feel a bit of discomfort in my groin. The following […]

Pisa’s Trail Monte Penna

By Carl Johan Sörman Trail del Monte Penna, 30k, 1300 vertical meters – 4 February 2018 – Molina di Quosa Pisa, Italy It’’s Monday, one week before the race… Things are not looking too good. a) I have to shorten my daily workout due to my Achilles tendon, which has been sore for the last […]

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… […]

Come Hell or High Water! Trail del Cinghiale

Words by Maria E. Bellini The Show Must Go On – Trail del Cinghiale An alarming weather forecast of thunderstorms, gales and torrential rain didn’t stop 457 intrepid trail runners standing behind the start line of the Trail del Cinghiale 2017, in Plazzuolo sul Senio – Italy. Thankfully the weather forecast proved slightly off mark, […]