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February 4, 2014

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There is something about running at home that’s like no other run. Just walking even… the familiar sights and smells, the millions of memories that come flooding back as you catch a glimpse of a tree where you once climbed or a flower once planted on a summers day. I thought about this, this morning […]

Reaching the sky

January 29, 2014

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I’ve had a few run ins with trails and mountains in the last twelve months… last year, on several occasions, they beat me down and showed me who’s boss. First up, I never made it to a race in Nepal last March due to Maoist road-blocks causing havoc on the road to Pokhara aka Annapurna […]

My name is Tori & I’m an addict

July 12, 2013

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I interviewed a climber yesterday for a feature I’m writing and he talked of the addictive nature of his sport. I nodded and found a smile creep up on me as I thought about the addictive nature of running. But then, doesn’t the word ‘addict’ tend to conjure up a sense of negativity, of harmful […]

Manaslu madness: part 1/2

November 6, 2012

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Day 0/4 This was my third race with Action Asia. Last November, in the Langtang region of Nepal and then in May this year in Lijiang, China. Anyone who has followed my adventures for a while, will know that these events give whole new meaning to the very word adventure … and this one, I’m […]

Trails & tales

October 5, 2011

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Day 1 / 3 Dhunche – Shyaphru Eight hours I was out for, taking in some mammoth mountains, rapid river crossings, views to die for and switchback central en route. The sun was shining, the trail was tough but terrific and some mammoth ascents and equal descents hammered the legs in style. A fabulous day […]

Chaos in Kat

September 29, 2011

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The definition of an adventure is an event or series of, with an unknown outcome. For me, the lure of events in wild and unpredictable places is what attracts me in the first place. A little chaos thrown into the mix is what makes it all the more exciting. It’s what transforms a race into […]