trail running

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across the white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you -- beyond that next turning of the canyon walls.
Edward Abbey

Did I mention that I don't like running? Running in the city is especially horrible, what with all the hard surfaces, cars, fumes, traffic lights, people and so on...

Trail running on the other hand is pretty fun - getting out in the nature, away from civilisation, disconnecting from your daily life, letting go of your mind and focusing on what is going on inside and around you, zen-like sensory meditation... now that I do like!

recent trail running adventures

running / Oct 2023
Taking runners from the serenity of the high mountains to the shores of the legendary French Riviera, the newly created event, Nice Côte d’Azur by UTMB® will host its second edition in 2023.
running / May 2023
L'aventure au cœur de la Réserve Naturelle des Gorges de l'Ardèche.
running / Aug 2022
The UTMB is more than a race. It is a feeling that grows with you from the first moment the e-mail pings through, to inform you that you were lucky in the ballot. It is a kaleidoscope of memories, of moments of elation, and also of deep despair.
running / Mar 2022
Run like a king.
running / Aug 2021
New silly challenge idea for 2021.

trail running in planning

running / Dec 2023
running / May 2024
Un événement unique dans une ambiance nature et conviviale à ne manquer sous aucun prétexte !!!
running / Aug 2024
The Final of the 100K category, the "little sister" of the UTMB takes you through a unique journey of ultra-endurance from Courmayeur to Chamonix.