Ultra marathon in the far north west of Thailand (18 and 25 Oct 2014)

Posted on December 24, 2013 by Achilles No Comments

Thailand Ultramarathon is a 50k and 100k trail race that starts and finishes in Ban Tham in the far north west of Thailand. UPDATE: the 100k will be held on Sat 18 October and the 50k race on Sat 25 October. This is a trail run with a difference ….. on no other run on […]

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80k in a day …the Zulu W Run

Posted on October 5, 2014 by Achilles

This ultra marathon is Thailand’s only 80k. The organiser of this race visited South Africa in 2011 and was inspired by the Legend of the Zulu warriors who would run 50 miles in a day, and the Comrades ultra marathon, an 89k road race held annually between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The Zulu W Run was […]

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How to train for an ultra marathon

Posted on September 6, 2014 by Achilles

Based on my experience so far, which is two 50 km trail runs, and a failed attempt at a longer distance, I’ve found that training for an ultra requires more experimentation and is more unpredictable than training for a standard marathon. Just being able to complete a standard marathon does not guarantee success in an […]

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August blues

Posted on August 19, 2014 by Achilles
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Workload and unpredictable weather have dented my training schedule this month, but I’m not giving up. Despite the lack of running, I’ve been keeping fit by walking a lot. My target is the Zulu run at the beginning of November.

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North Face 100 Thailand

Posted on July 31, 2014 by Achilles No Comments

It’s going to be on 31 January 2015. That’s a Saturday, fortunately. And it’s in Amphoe Pakchong again. The available routes are 100k, 50k, 25k and 15k. More details here.

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Khao Phanom Bencha National Park

Posted on May 3, 2014 by Achilles

Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in Krabi Province, where I was training over Songkran. This is a small national park, with rugged virgin rainforest and a highest point of 1350 metres.

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Running in the hot season

Posted on March 22, 2014 by Achilles

March isn’t that bad a month for marathon training here in Eastern Bangkok. Temperatures are rising – average maximum of 34.8 C and minimum of 25.2 C, in March, but evening breezes tend to be stronger. I usually run late afternoon or early evening. This morning there was an unseasonal thunderstorm.

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Corregidor Island: Conquering Asia’s toughest mara…

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Achilles

Corregidor Island: Conquering Asia’s toughest marathon businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/en/l…

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A very useful guide to ultra marathon distances: h…

Posted on March 15, 2014 by Achilles

A very useful guide to ultra marathon distances: fellrnr.com/wiki/A_brief_g…

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Getting into the hot season in Bangkok, but pleasa…

Posted on March 12, 2014 by Achilles No Comments

Getting into the hot season in Bangkok, but pleasant running for 70 minutes in the strong breeze.

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101 days to the 9th Laguna Phuket International Ma…

Posted on February 26, 2014 by Achilles No Comments

101 days to the 9th Laguna Phuket International Marathon, Asia’s fastest growing marathon, 8 June: phuketmarathon.com

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