GRIT is the First All-Women Trail Run

Let us help our fellow runner, Sandi Menchi, in her quest to race at the TDS.

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Source: https://raceyaya.com/

Join the first ever trail run empowered for women.

This is an event outside Baguio and will be held in the outskirts of Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal.

Registration fees for the different categories are as follows:

  • UPHILL KIDDIE MILER INDIVIDUAL – AUGUST 13, 2017 Php 250.00
  • SWEET 6K INDIVIDUAL – AUGUST 13, 2017 Php 600.00
  • SUB-SANDI CHALLENGE INDIVIDUAL – AUGUST 13, 2017 Php 600.00
  • FIERCE 15K INDIVIDUAL – AUGUST 13, 2017 Php 800.00

This will be a fund-raising event for the benefit of Sandi Menchi, who is one of the distinguished female runners in the country. A champion runner who is aiming to join the TDS or Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie which is part of the UTMB festival of running races.

Regarding the TDS race, the TDS is a trail run that starts in Courmayeur in Italy running along the Grande Randonnée routes that cross Mont-Blanc, Beaufort, Tarentaise and the Aosta valley which were were once part of the Savoie State. The TDS race is 119 kilometres including several sections at altitudes surpassing 2,500 metres and a positive altitude gain of 7,250 metres.  The highest points of the TDS are Arête du Mont-Favre (2,435 metres), Col Chavannes (2,603 metres), Col du Petit Saint-Bernard (2,188 metres), Passeur de Pralognan (2,567 metres), Col de la Gitte (2,322 metres), and Col du Tricot  (2,120 metres). All participants must be fit carrying the appropriate equipment and ability to run in semi self-sufficiency and finish within a cut-off time of 33 hours.

Running at the TDS is the goal of Sandi Menchi and let us all hope and pray that she will finish the TDS race on time.

Sources:

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Events/TDS
https://raceyaya.com/

Kilian Jornet reached the summit of Mount Everest, twice

Unbelievable but possible running feats of Kilian Jornet in Mount Everest.

Kilian Jornet reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in a week on Sunday, May 29. Kilian did not use fixed ropes or supplemental oxygen during his climbs.

Click here for the video and this video.

Sources:

http://www.suunto.com/sports/News-Articles-container-page/kilian-jornet-summits-everest-twice-in-a-week/
https://www.facebook.com/kilianjornet/?fref=mentions

22-year-old woman won a 50km (31 miles) ultramarathon wearing sandals

Winning a 50km (31miles) ultramarathon wearing sandals is possible.

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A 22-year-old woman from Mexico’s Tarahumara indigenous community has won a 50km (31 miles) ultramarathon wearing sandals.

María Lorena Ramírez defeated 500 other runners from 12 countries in the female category of the Ultra Trail Cerro Rojo in Puebla, in central Mexico.

She ran without any professional gear, and her pair of sandals was reportedly made from recycled tyre rubber.

The Tarahumara are famous for being excellent runners.

The race was held on 29 April, but only now has word about her victory spread.

Apart from the sandals, María Lorena Ramírez wore a skirt and a scarf in the race. She did not have any professional training.

She finished the race in seven hours and three minutes, and was awarded 6,000 pesos ($320; £250).

Reports said her job is herding goats and cattle, walking some 10-15km every day.

Last year, she came second in the 100km category of the Caballo Blanco ultramarathon, in Chihuahua.

Sources:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40006985