Mountain marathon vietnam 26 Sept 2015

Posted on December 30, 2014 by Achilles

One of Asia’s most demanding ultra trail marathons, consisting of 70km or 42 km through the mountains around Sapa, in the far north of Vietnam. The date is 26 September 2015.

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The Chombeung marathon in Ratchaburi is on 18 Jan…

Posted on November 21, 2014 by Achilles No Comments

The Chombeung marathon in Ratchaburi is on 18 January 2015. Rural, undulating course and it should be cool.

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Chiang Mai Marathon is on Sunday 21 December. Poss…

Posted on October 28, 2014 by Achilles No Comments

Chiang Mai Marathon is on Sunday 21 December. Possibly Thailand’s coolest marathon, expected temps 12-18C: chiangmaimarathon.com

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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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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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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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Khundanprakarnchol Dam Marathon in Nakhonnayok, pr…

Posted on February 24, 2014 by Achilles No Comments

Khundanprakarnchol Dam Marathon in Nakhonnayok, province of waterfalls and fruits, in central Thailand on 2 March: khundanmarathon.com/index.php

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