Who’s running in 2012

It’s only February, but already plenty of people know what they are going to be doing on New Year’s Day 2012. For us here it’s really heartening to see that people are so enthusiastic already. We almost feel guilty that they have to wait another 10 months!

On our registration form, we ask people for a short bio so we know who we’re expecting. We’ve picked out a couple of really inspiring comments here:

I started run about 4 years ago when I was 40 years old. Then I stop to smoke, stop to eat meat, cut drink. Lost about 15kg weight and 20% of fat. I love running and mountains! I would like to meet you in annapurna!!

– Hiroshi from Japan

This is my first Ultra goal. A very close friend of mine gave me some money at Christmas 2010. I decided to use it to change my life. I’m upping the training and the trailing and I’ll be fit and ready for Jan 2012. I’d like to say ‘can’t wait’ but I definitely can! There’s lots of work to be done.

– Nina from UK

I started running marathons in 2007 and quickly became addicted. Looking to literally go the extra mile I ran my first ultra in July of 2010 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was hot, sticky, painful and fantastic!

Now, on my fortieth birthday, which will be on 1/1/2012, something really special beckons – the Annapurna 100!

Paul from US

We’re really looking forward to meeting you guys at the race!