Trail races with ample cut-off times

by Maria E. Bellini This article originally appeared in Ultrarunning World 12 Time, time, time: “I shall be too late!” Depending on our level of mental clarity, chilometres, metres and minutes may all turn out to become the toxic ingredients of a thick soup of despair, slowly simmering away in our mind. Some of us […]

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 […]

Ermanna Boilini – Finding TOR

Interview by Maria E. Bellini We meet super energetic Ermanna Boilini, who recently finished the Tor Des Géants 2017. Born in 1957 in the tiny village of Lama Mocogno, high up in the Apennines in Emilia-Romagna. Ermanna now lives and works near the city of Modena, but every weekend she heads back to Lama Mocogno, where […]

5 Springtime Trail Races for 2018

#1 LAGO MAGGIORE INTERNATIONAL TRAIL The Lake Maggiore International Trail will be in its 5th year in 2018. An absolutely magnificent race route, which will take you high above Lake Maggiore, where you will have some seriously crisp, breathtaking views across  mountain tops and the vast expanse of the blue waters of one of Italy’s most […]