Episode 48 of Talk Ultra brings you sounds and interviews from Nepal and we have an interview with ladies winner and 2nd place overall, Fernanda Maciel. We have an interview with Dakota Jones and we catch up with Anna Lupton and discuss fell racing and Skyrunning. Recently, Steven Sleuyter placed 2nd overall at the Grand to Grand ultra and we discuss his racing and how he plans and prepares for multi stage racing. We have the news, a blog, up and coming races and speedgoat Karl!
Nepal, such an amazing place and what an experience.
I went out on a sightseeing tour and here our tour guide, Prackasa provides an insight.
INTERVIEW with Tour Guide Prackasa
Leaving Kathmandu and heading to the start in JIRI was quite an epic journey, It involved a long journey on twisting winding roads that lasted 7-hours plus. When we arrived I spoke with Brit, Lynden Kemp.
INTERVIEW – Lynden Kemp
With the race underway I had so many remarkable experiences. Being a photographer in this environment is a dream come true.
While I was out on the trails I constantly came across animails, farms, sherpa’s, porters and children, in particular while descending from 4070m at Pikey Peak I came across three boys carrying huge baskets on their backs supported by the Nepalese head strap. They joined me for the descent and sand a song for me.
AUDIO – Children singing on the descent from Pikey Peak
The race ultimately was about Upendra Sunuwar who dominated the men’s race and Fernanda Maciel who not only dominated the ladies race but placed 2nd overall.
INTERVIEW – I caught up with Fernanda Maciel when we arrived back in Kathmandu and you can listen to her thoughts and experiences of racing in Nepal.
On the last day of our trip, I was involved in a charity event with Fernanda Maciel. Running through the streets of Kathmandu we were joined by children from the Kalaish Children’s Home. This was an event created by Fernanda with the sole purpose of providing aid to children who are from poor or deprived homes. It was a wonderful way to end a trip and extremely rewarding.
The Everest Trail Race, Nepal and the Himalayas have been an incredible experience. The terrain and altitude provides a tough challenge but the rewards are high. It really is a place and a race experience I can’t recommend enough. You don’t have to be a great runner to take part but you do need to be fit!
Nepal has been quite an enlightening experience from so many aspects. I have written a daily post on my website – iancorless.com and I have provided links to all my images if you are interested.
DAILY POSTS: HERE
Moving from one stage race to another, I caught up with Steven Sleuyter after his 2nd place at the Grand to Grand multi day ultra. Here we discuss his racing, training and how he prepares.
INTERVIEW Steven Sleuyter
- Jason Lantz 17:44:24
- Evan Cestari 18:00:15
- Jonathan Allen 18:13:55
- Megan Rieger 21:22:39
- Kristina Pattison 21:57:57
- Dava Overton 22:15:32
Everest Trail Race
- Upendra Sunwar 20:29:46
- Lluis Puig 26:42:24
- Francisco Salas 26:42:24
- Fernanda Maciel 26:00:29 (and 2nd overall)
- Yangdi Lama Sherpa 29:10:00
- Shiri Leventhall 30:37:52
Sabrina Redden – http://sevenwildandfree.com/2013/10/09/721/
“As you can see, I’m far from being ready to be 30. Does this mean I get to push it back until I’m ready? I say yes! I think 30 is just jealous that I got called Teagan’s sister the other day and someone assumed I went to the kids school when I had my backpack on the other day.
So 30, suck it! I may have to say I’m “30″, but I refuse to grow up!”
Interview – Anna Lupton
TALK TRAINING – Trevor Prior talks to us about feet.
Dakota Jones has had a relatively quiet 2013, however, when he has run he has been on top form. Here we discuss his thoughts and plans for the future.