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 […]

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 […]

AVP 501 Endurance Trail

AVP 501 –  Just when you thought that Italian trail races couldn’t get any longer, what with epic Tor Des Géants® offering a route that’s approximately 330km long, 2018 will see the first edition of the the AVP501 Endurance Trail. And yes – “501” refers to the kilometers that you’ll be doing in the race. […]

Parco Nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco Emiliano

Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park This is one of Italy’s youngest 25 national parks. Designated in 2001 the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park covers the stretch of Apennine mountain ridges that joins Emilia-Romagna to Tuscany. In the video, the trails between Parma’s Berceto and Modena’s Lago Santo, along the Long Distance footpath the Alta Via Dei Parchi. By Aereisentieri […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lago Santo Mountain Race – The Spirit of Scotland

In one of the most remote parts of the Tosco-Emiliano Apennines, on Sunday 15th of October, Trail Runners will take to the trails in the first edition of the Lago Santo Mountain Race, organized by Team Mud and Snow. Two routes on offer: a competitive 20Km with 1400m D + and a gentler non competitive […]

A Selection of Trails – Chasing The Sun

If you’re traveling to Italy this September, why not try one of these end of summer trail races? September – What makes this a good month for an Italian trail race? Well, the heat will have eased off significantly. The holiday crowds will be less – in respect to July and August. Hotel and accommodation prices should be lower […]

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 […]

Italy on Trail – Runs Capraia Rock Trail

Italy on Trail’s Maria Bellini takes a Trail break and runs the Capraia Rock Trail on the Island of Capraia  by Maria E. Bellini What Made this a Tempting Race? A 25km race course on a semi-deserted Mediterranean Island in the end of March. What’s there not to be tempted by for heavens sake! After […]

4 Trail Running Races for a First Race in Italy

Trying to fathom the trail running movement in a different country can be quite daunting… by Maria E. Bellini If you can get over that first steep climb, which isn’t on that rocky path on race day – but the actual logistics of selecting, entering and physically getting yourself to a Trail race in foreign lands….you […]

Registration is open for the Capraia Rock Trail

by Maria E. Bellini Entries are open for the Capraia Rock Trail – 24km the long route, and 14km the short route (non competitive). Italyontrail.com covers the Capraia Rock Trail HERE. Race takes place on the wild, Tuscan island of Capraia. A walker’s paradise with numerous trails. Read our full Capraia guide for a complete picture. There are special hotel room rates and packages for runners. […]

Walking on Capraia Island

by Maria E. Bellini Capraia Island, Livorno – Tuscany ABOUT THE AREA: Capraia island, is the third largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago. But don’t be fooled, it’s small! At just over 19 squared km, with only one really short road, it makes a great place for walking and running. The highest point in hilly […]

Capraia – a Gem, a Pearl, a Delight!

by Maria E. Bellini ABOUT THE AREA: The magical island of Capraia lies some 60k off the Tuscan coast. A relaxing ferry ride of just under three hours, will take you from Livorno, to this sparkling gem of an island that forms part of the seven islands that make up Tuscan Archipelago: Elba, Giglio, Giannutri, […]

Trail del Cinghiale – report & results

by Maria E. Bellini “Trail del Cinghiale 2016″ photograph by Loris Farolfi for Foto Trail Running find him @fototrailrunning on Facebook and Instagram   An end of season race, rich in UTMB points 317 athletes representing 16 nations. Race routes of 90, 60, 44 and 30km. These are just some of the numbers that made up the […]