Thursday, June 12, 2014

Trail Running Nepal: Campaign to support Nepali athlete's in European races.

Upendra and Phudorjee

My friend Richard Ball at Trail Running Nepal is once again trying to support Nepali athlete's to race on the International Trail Running Circuit; including The Skyrunning World Championships!

Whenever Nepalese athletes get a chance to race at oversea's events they usually surprise a lot of people!
These guys are awesome and their performances, and particularly their endurance, is the envy of many.
Sadly it can prove almost impossible for them to travel without the assistance of generous benefactors.

Please click on the link below and take a look at Richard's campaign to secure funds for Upendra and Phu on his website.
Richard is a great guy and he also organisers a number of excellent races in Nepal. I took part in one of his "Kathmandu Trail Race's" earlier this year and it was a fantastic event. His events give the Nepali athlete's a chance to gain valuable race experience and to run against international competition on their home soil.
People, like Richard, who support and nurture others with real potential deserve our support!
Even if you can't afford to donate a few Dollars please share his page on your social networking sites and help spread a little love.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Review: Osprey Talon Lumbar Pack.

Osprey Talon 8 being put to good use during The 2014 Yak Attack in Nepal.

Regular readers will know that I am a big fan of Osprey Packs, I have used their products consistently for a number of years, and with good reason; they are outstanding!
I purchased The Talon 8 Lumbar Pack in February 2013; after borrowing a Talon 4 from my friend Mitchell Bryan to use in The Strathpuffer 24hr Mountain Bike Race.
Mitch had been singing it's praises and I was keen to see if it would be suitable for me to use in The 2013 Yak Attack and The Everest Marathon in Nepal. It was, and I did.