9th Annapurna 100, Saturday 10th October 2015
The Annapurna 100K/50K has joined the Asian Trail Master, a new series of trail races across Asia.
- 8-9 Oct – Registration
- 10 Oct – RACE DAY
- 11 Oct – Main Prizes Distribution
- Cut Off Registration Date – 15 September 2015
The Annapurna 100’s got big mountain views, forests trails, village culture and it’s probably the only ultra race where you get a tikka on your forehead at 20 km and a khata around your neck. It’s Nepal’s original ultra race with 50 and 100 km courses.
The next race is on 10th October 2015 so add it to your calendar. (If you cannot make this dates, see here for more events in Nepal).
ITRA race evaluation
D 110,6 km / D+ 4710 / D- 4400 (unconfirmed)
Endurance points: 3 points (old scale) – 5 points (new scale)
Mountain level: (6)
Finisher level: (520)
100km gives UTMB 3 points.
This is Pokhara right now:
Listen to an interview with cricketer Ian Botham here (MP3 6MB)
On October 31st 1995 Sir Ian Botham, world-renowned cricketer, with Jan Turner and Ramesh Bhattachan, started the first 100 km race. Twelve local runners proved that a run from Pokhara to Poon Hill and back was possible in less than 12 hours. The route normally would take an average trekker five days. The winner took 11 hours 55 minutes.
After many editions of the race, it is now a point-scoring qualification race for the UTMB.