Davidavid-2-of-1d Lloyd- Vice Race Director

David first developed his love for the outdoors through white water kayaking and mountain running in North Wales. Countless hours in the Welsh hills culminated in a solo completion of the Paddy Buckley Round – a 100km unmarked circuit of 47 peaks with around 8,500m elevation.

He shipped out to Vietnam five years ago and has been a part of VMM from the beginning. He now works as Director of Sport for Topas Travel, the organiser of Vietnam Mountain Marathon. Before this David was a travel journalist and photographer. He has written for the New York Times and authored numerous guidebooks, including the latest Insight Guide to Vietnam.David lives in Hanoi with his wife and daughter.



AsgerAsger Køppen – Race Director

Asger is from Denmark and despite his flat homeland he loves the mountains and has been a mountain guide for 13 years.
First he began as a young road bike rider but has been competing in Danish adventure racing for
10 years.

His craziest adventure was at the age of 22 when he biked from Tanzania to Denmark km 9000 on a $100 bike. Another notable experience as a mountain guide was to organizing and trekking 8 sick Danes and a television team km 800 through the Pyrenees.
Asger is director of Topas Travel and lives in the mountains of Sapa