Tag: race

Pitz Alpine Glacier Trail or why to run more than 100 km

Austria is a trail paradise for any ultra runner. People all over Europe and the world seek the location during summer to enjoy beautiful hiking paths, high mountain experiences and the perfection of being immersed into pristine nature. The Zugspitz Ultra Trail last year offered us the possibility to stay in this neighbouring country and delighted us with its offerings. On winter… Read more →

Pure bliss in the Eiger Ultra Trail!

I love running. I love the mountains. Trail running combines both and has become a passion my heart and mind lingers for… Düsseldorf is currently my home base and is unfortunately pretty flat. It just doesn’t offer a lot of possibilities to satiate the calling for the sport. There’s wonderful forests around, a million trails to be explored, some elevation… Read more →

Estrela Grande Trail in mainland Portugal highest mountain

This year I’ve challenged myself again to continue doing epic sh!t.  To pursue dreams. To follow the heart. To explore new ways of reaching the void. To seek my inner confidence, that driving force that makes us move forward and reach beyond our present self. When I decided to participate in this year’s Eiger Ultra Trail edition, my coach Paulo Pires poked me to… Read more →

Confidence, bliss and the void

Last weekend the Düsseldorf Marathon took place as planned. 😀 The city was vibrant, athletes everywhere, an incredible audience around each corner, a feeling suspended mid-air that a big event was about to take place, as an unusual quietude settled in as key streets were closed to pave way to the runners. With the Estrela Grande Trail challenge approaching, my race was a collaborative one.… Read more →

An example of determination

In the past years I’ve had the opportunity of participating in B2Run, a company run taking place in several major cities in Germany. This year I made it to the 5 fastest athletes of the Vodafone Runners community, which won the team run in Düsseldorf on June 23rd! This basically meant that we were invited to participate in the B2Run Final in Berlin this month, to… Read more →

Friends at the Martinslauf 2014 finish

My debut as a pacemaker

The morning today was spent at the Martinslauf 2014 race with a group of friends and good weather. The Martinslauf (St. Martin’s race) is one of those special races in the calendar year, as since I moved into Germany I haven’t lost a single edition. It slowly starts feeling like a tradition… For November in Germany, an aprox. temperature of 10ºC and a… Read more →

Douro Ultra Trail 2014

When I fell in love with trail running I immediately understood that the delight of it was joining the exquisite running experience with the sense of exploration and adventure that the new brings into anyone’s life. How many times have you felt that the world that surrounds you is getting small? If you’re a runner like me you’ve likely felt already that you… Read more →