In October 2013 digital editor, Thamar Houliston, took part in the five-day Himalayan 100-Mile Run and Trek event! Check out the video highlights here…
The Himalayan 100-Mile (160km) Stage Race, which is held in India near Darjeeling, is one of the most spectacular running courses in the world with views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga (4 out of 5 of the world’s highest peaks) along the route.
Regardless of your level of ability (whether a 10K, marathon, or ultra-marathon runner), you can run at your own pace. There are no age limits or stage cut-off times. For five days you run stages of: 39km on day one; 30km on day two; 42.2km on day three (The Everest Marathon Challenge); 21km on day four and 28km on day five.
While running and walking, you can easily take in mountain views, catch a glimpse of national Park wildlife, and chat with villagers at fully stocked aid stations every few kilometres. And there is guided sightseeing before and after the event.
Get the May 2014 issue of Women’s Health to read the full story.
For more on the race go to www.himalayan.com