Run the Alps recently sat down with Erica Motta, Head of Communications for VDA Trailers, to find out more about this organization powering the Aosta Valley trail running scene.
The year before the first edition of Tor, there was a “Zero Edition” with a grand total of four finishers. This wasn’t an official race. In fact, it was a trial run to prove the very concept.
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 →
“I could tell you my adventures—beginning from this morning,” said Alice a little timidly; “but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass What happened out there? That’s the lingering thought that returns whenever I think about last week, Continue Reading →
Simon Conroy is a Senior Guide for Run the Alps. You can read more about him, here. “Mummy, why is that man running in a dress?” It was a line I heard once, though it was probably uttered dozens of times as I ran this year’s Mont Blanc Marathon in Chamonix, France. To understand the Continue Reading →
Past Run the Alps client Sarah Hansel just finished the epic Tor des Geants. Her short story is one of the best we’ve seen about this year’s Tor, and we’re delighted to share it here. It has taken me a few days to catch up on sleep and to wrap my head around all that Continue Reading →
Run the Alps friend Natalie White, a British and English fell running champion, recently completed the head-spinning 338-kilometer long Tor des Géants, or “TDG,” a single-stage trail race through the Italian Alps. What’s it like to run that kind of distance… and throw in 24,000 meters of climbing, too? We asked Natalie’s partner, Robbie, to interview Natalie about the Continue Reading →