Nutrition – Energy Balls

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018 | No Comments

To help you fuel for the trails we have a favourite running recipe from Kim Matthews, who says: “One snack I like making are energy balls, mostly because they taste great, but also because there are endless combinations. They are perfect for a pre-run energy boost or post-run recovery treat.  These don’t last long in our […]

Epic Run of the Month (Jan.2018)

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018 | No Comments
Epic Run of the Month (Jan.2018)

Each month we’ll be featuring a training run (not a race!) from within the VMM and VJM Strava Club which we consider to be epic! Our first Epic Run comes from a name many of you will know – Cao Ngoc Ha (pictured above), winner of VJM 2017. Late in December Ha headed out very early on […]

Training – Developing Trail Speed

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 | No Comments
Training – Developing Trail Speed

Simon Grimstrup is a champion ultra runner and part of the team here at Topas Travel. As our resident coach he’ll be bringing you trail tips every month. Simon will also be joining David at VJM to help manage the race, so many of you will meet him there. Photo: Simon testing the trails of […]

Q and A with Kim Matthews

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 | No Comments
Q and A with Kim Matthews

Australian Kim Matthews won the VMM 100km in 2017. In 2018 she will be racing Vietnam Jungle Marathon and then plans to defend her VMM title. She began the sport 10 years ago with 5km events – read on to learn about her journey to become a multiple race winner, her training, nutrition and more […]

VMM 2018 Early Bird Registration is NOW OPEN!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 | No Comments
VMM 2018 Early Bird Registration is NOW OPEN!

VMM Opens For Registration 9am (Vietnam time) Dec 1 The Early Bird Registration will end on 14 Dec 2017! Don’t miss the chance to get your registration at the best price! Join VMM 2018 and be a part of our festival of mountain running! 100km, 70km, 42km, 21km, 15km or 10km. This year we are adding […]

VMM Charity – Great news from Operation Smile!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 | No Comments
VMM Charity – Great news from Operation Smile!

During VMM 2017, Operation Smile’s Huong Giang met a young H’mong boy in Sapa town who was in need of facial surgery. Topas Travel’s staff then worked with Operation Smile to bring the boy and his family to Hanoi on the Topas Mountain Express so he could have the operation. We found out he is […]

Registration for VMM 2018 opens in 1 Dec!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 | No Comments
Registration for VMM 2018 opens in 1 Dec!

Are you ready to register for Vietnam Mountain Marathon (VMM) 2018? Here at Topas Travel, we are very excited to have opened VMM 2018 for registration on Dec 1. For the 6th edition of VMM, We will add an extra distance for newer runners – 15km on the Sunday of race weekend. This is perfect […]

Vietnamese wins 100km at Vietnam Mountain Marathon 2017

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 | No Comments
Vietnamese wins 100km at Vietnam Mountain Marathon 2017

Trần Duy Quang (left) celebrates his victory in the men’s 100km category with David Lloyd, race director. — Photo Sam Wilson HÀ NỘI — Trần Duy Quang, a Vietnamese national, won the 100km race at the fifth edition of the Việt Nam Mountain Marathon (VMM). The marathon, which concluded in Sa Pa on September 24, […]

Sign up for 2016

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 | No Comments

Dear Runners I am happy to announce that we just opened for registration to our VMM 2016 race. Please book now, if you want to be sure to get a bib number and the packaged you prefer. This year we launch a stunning 100K route, the toughest one day run ever in Vietnam with more than 4200m gain. […]

We are now qualifying race for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® 2016

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 | No Comments

We are very happy to announce that – once again – we are a qualifying race for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® with 2 points. If you are interested in the full qualifying races list please check it out here.

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