Author Archives: Sam Hill

Fall 2021 Alps Trail Race News

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At Run the Alps we have been curating our Race Finder database of trail races for a number of years. The database of hundreds of trail races, from the Dolomites to the Jura, and Chamonix to Grindelwald, represents all of the major trail races in the Alps and most if not all of the smaller   Continue Reading →

The Faces of 2021 Tor des Géants

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The Tor des Geants– a 330 km trail race with an incomprehensible 33,000 meters of vertical– takes place around the high cols and mountains above the Aosta Valley, Italy, each September. The week-long event has just wrapped up, and one thing that you can say about Tor is that there are always a few stories   Continue Reading →

Training Tips for Trail Racing in the Alps

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Sam Hill is one of our trail running guides here at Run the Alps. He also ably manages our extensive Race Finder. When he is not guiding our guests, he runs the trail and ultra running coaching business, Hill Performance. Sam, it needs to be said, is no slouch! Among his many notable trail running   Continue Reading →

Trail Racing in the Alps for 2021: Here’s What’s New

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Sam Hill is a trail running guide for Run the Alps, and the manager of our Race Finder database. He’s also an avid trail racer, with a long list of strong finishes around the Alps to his credit– including the epic 330 km PTL edition of the UTMB series of trail races. (You can read about that   Continue Reading →

Bernina Ultraks Adds Ice to the Menu

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Sam Hill is a Run the Alps guide and manager of the Run the Alps Race Finder. Last week I travelled to the Swiss mountain town of Pontresina, nestled in the heart of the Engadin region in eastern Switzerland. With the glaciers of the Bernina mountain range above and the teal blue lakes of St   Continue Reading →

Alps Trail Racing Update: What’s On, What’s Off

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Sam Hill is a guide for Run the Alps and the Manager of the Run the Alps Race Finder. Which races are happening in the Alps during the second half of this unusual summer, and what changes are being implemented to keep runners safe during the Covid pandemic? We thought it was a good moment   Continue Reading →

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