VMM Charity with Newborns Vietnam

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 | No Comments

On behalf of VMM runners yesterday Topas Travel and Newborns Vietnam presented oxygen saturation units to the Obstetrics and Newborn Unit at Lao Cai hospital. Newborns Vietnam is currently providing neonatal training in North Vietnam via the National Children’s Hospital. Topas proudly supports this sustainable, capacity building program. This follows the neonatal training program Newborns […]

Carb-loading done right

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 | No Comments

Get ready for race day with this wholesome rice salad by Chiara Squinzi of La Holista During my many years supporting athletes with their diet, I have seen it all, but the most common mistake of all is the pre-race carb-loading. The common thinking is that you should have a big dinner of pasta the […]

Training Tips: Training Guidelines for Success

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 | No Comments

This month’s training tips come from David Greenfield Master Trainer of California Fitness and Yoga, former national triathlete, bike fitter and much more besides. Vietnam Jungle Marathon is coming closer so it’s time to wake up in the mornings and try this workout to get ready for the challenge of the year! These training guidelines […]

Q & A: Trang Hạ – The running writer

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 | No Comments

Trang Hạ is a famous writer in the Vietnamese running community. In 2018 she will be the first female runner from Vietnam to join Boston Marathon in the USA and she then plans to come back to run 70km at VMM. Having started running quite late with 10km at VMM2015 at the age of 40, […]

Your Shot (Feb.2018)

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 | No Comments

This month’s image comes from VMM2018 70km & VJM2018 42km runner @nntien via Facebook.  To welcome the New Year of The Dog, he ran 16.44km to create the image of a dog to wish for a year of health, runs and races. What’s more, 1 month ago, on the day of the final match of […]

Epic Run of The Month (Feb.2018)

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 | No Comments

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 the Strava club has been loaded with hugely impressive runs. Our own Simon Grimstrup racked up 6,664m, of elevation gain in one week while @ムラムラ tkhk […]

김지섭, 트레일에 선 스피드머신

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 | No Comments
김지섭, 트레일에 선 스피드머신

  1.어떻게 트레일러닝을 시작했고, 이전에는 어떤 운동을 했습니까? 저는 한국인 트레일러너 김지섭입니다. 1988년 한국의 강원도 원주에서 태어나 줄곧 거기에서 살고 있습니다. 운동을 전문으로 하기보다 어린 시절부터 재미삼아 달리다가 17살에 처음 풀코스 마라톤을 완주했습니다. 군대를 다녀온 후 트레일러닝에 본격적으로 들어섰고, 현재는 노스페이스의 지원을 받고 있습니다. 그간 이탈리아의 TOR DES GEANTS (33Okm)를 두 차례 완주했고, 참가한 the […]

Running Recipe: Pre long run breakfast by La Holista

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 | No Comments

The best way to fuel a long run (longer than 1 hour) is to start with the right fuel in your tank. A good mix of slow release carbs (oats), fast release carbs (fruits), protein, and fats (nuts and plant-based milk) will have you energised and full for about 4 hours. To make sure you always have […]

Q and A – Kim Jisub, South Korea’s trail speed machine

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 | No Comments
Q and A – Kim Jisub, South Korea’s trail speed machine

Kim Jisub is a South Korean trail runner from Wonju. He is winner and course record holder for VMM 42km 2017. He is now a member of the North Face Korea Athletes  team and has won all of the The North Face 100 Asia Series in which he has participated. He has also completed the […]

Training Tips – Hill Training in the Flatlands

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 | No Comments
Training Tips – Hill Training in the Flatlands

Last month we had a question from Hanoi’s Sole Sisters run group about how to train for the hills when living in a flat city like Hanoi. Here our resident coach, Simon Grimstrup, gives his top tips. Photo: Simon running a downhill which is part of the VJM course The first and most important thing […]

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