VMM2018 Ultra Distance Contenders

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VMM2018 Ultra Distance Contenders

Ultra distances champions from around the world with be racing on the trails of Sa Pa for the title of 100km champion. Home-grown talent, Nguyen Minh Tuan, Vietnam Jungle Marathon champion, faces extremely strong competition from a host of runners including Italy’s David Gianelli, champion of the Mesatsila 100KM, Great Britain’s Robert Butcher, and Regis […]

Your Shot (August.2018)

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One of the best things about running here in Vietnam is fueling for the run … and then re-fueling afterwards. The national dish, pho, is fantastic energy food that tastes even better after some hard kilometers. However, this month’s photo from @mango_runner via Instagram shows that it also tastes very good on the trail! Our […]

Epic Runs of The Month (August 2018)

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Epic Runs of The Month (August 2018)

Each month we select runs (not races) from our Strava Club which are epic in terms of distance, elevation or both. This month, VMM2018 100k runner, Yen Vu, completed her 14 ½ hour running challenge with 100km around Hanoi including 45 loops around Hoan Kiem Lake! This was a training session for VMM 100km and […]

Q and A: Nathalie Cochet

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Q and A: Nathalie Cochet

Nathalie Cochet is a French ultrarunner and past winner of the VMM 100km. She will be back at VMM 2018 so we took the chance to catch up with her about her training, her advice on the 100k course, her previous VMM victory and more.                1. You were […]

The Superman Feeling at the start line – Tapering for VMM

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The Superman Feeling at the start line – Tapering for VMM

There is about a month to VMM – and hopefully, training has gone well, you have done varied training, with lots of slow runs, some fast runs, some intervals and some long runs ready for your VMM distance. Tapering is now the most important thing to succeed on race day and get the most out […]

Your Shot (July.2018)

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Your Shot (July.2018)

This month’s image comes from VMM 70km runner @paxtonvisuals via Instagram. It is a shot of stunning terraced rice fields of the Muong Hoa Valley, near Fansipan peak where hill tribes such as Hmong, Tay and Dao dwell. Are you ready to run through scenes like this? For a chance to have your photo featured, […]

Epic Runs of The Month (July 2018)

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Epic Runs of The Month (July 2018)

Each month we select a run (not a race) from within the VMM and VJM Strava Club which is epic in terms of distance, elevation or both. This month we feature 3 epic group running challenges from across Vietnam in preparation for VMM 2018. In the South, Phu Tho Rua Runners from HCMC completed their […]

Q and A: Masami Nakamura

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Q and A: Masami Nakamura

Born in Japan in 1950, Masami Nakamura is one of the oldest competitors at VMM and VJM.            1. What is your sporting background? And what got you started in long distance running? I was crazy about tennis in my 20s then in the early 1980s when I was in my […]

Training Tips: Avoiding injury for newbies

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Training Tips: Avoiding injury for newbies

We know that for a lot of people VMM 10k and 15k will be the first experience of racing. Therefore this month Simon Grimstrup took some time out from his guiding in Tanzania to look at how newbies can avoid running into an injury. I’m writing this month’s training tips in Tanzania where I have […]

Your Shot (June 2018)

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Your Shot (June 2018)

This month’s image comes from VJM2018 70km runner @thuybuisvtt via Instagram. It is a #throwback to VJM2018 when runners were treated to a miraculous sunrise on The Beast peak. This is definitely a photo that sums up why trail races attracts plenty of runners to join despite the hard nature of the challenge! For a […]

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