Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Art of Trail Running: How a Run the Alps Photograph Turned into a Remarkable Painting

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A beautiful photograph from one of our Run the Alps participants, Douglas Rhodes, on the Mont Blanc tour last summer caught the eye of an award-winning artist (disclosure: and my uncle!). I interviewed Michael Bignell, also a retired-architect, about his painting of the iconic Refuge des Mottets interior.   Alister: What is your approach to   Continue Reading →

10 Tips for Running the UTMB

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The Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) is, arguably, the most famous trail race in the world. Qualifying and then running around Mont Blanc is, for many of us, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Run the Alps’ Senior Guide, Alister Bignell, has run the UTMB. He’s also run countless other ultras, throughout the Alps and elsewhere. Here are   Continue Reading →

2017 Alps Trail Race Preview

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Once again, the time has arrived for Run the Alps to share its annual preview of the trail racing season in the Alps. Each year, our goal is to highlight new races, changes to ongoing events, and share other news about all things upcoming in the trail running world. As always, you can find our   Continue Reading →