Trail run in Saudi Arabia? EcoTrail made it possible. Plus what to do in Al Ula.

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Jabal Ithlib, Hegra in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia

Googled ‘Saudi Tourism’ and what came up on my screen as the top 2 sites were Mecca and Jeddah’s tallest fountain in the world (King Fahd Fountain). No surprised there.  I’ve travelled to Saudi Arabia many years ago for a religious visit but to come other than this purpose was something I would never considerRead more

Estonia Ultra Trail Run 2019: Nature Run In Narva

Estonia Ultra Trail Race 2019
Trail run along wildflower bush - Estonia Ultra Trail 2019. Picture credit:Juri Vsivtsev

NOTE: This is the original edited version of the article published in Run SG magazine October & November 2019 issue and being renamed “A Little West of Russia – Estonia Ultra Trail”. Narva: The Russian city of Estonia During the long weekend of National Day and Eid Al-Adha holiday, I flew to a location I’veRead more

Training Run at Thailand Mountain Trail

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Thailand Mountain Trail: Running with inspirational Mira Rai

Pictures Courtesy of: Samuel Hung and Mit Sunimit First post of the year, and hopefully not too late to wish you a Happy New Year. Over the last week of 2019, I attended 5 days of running camp in Northern Thailand organised by Thailand Mountain Trail (TMT). It was advertised as ‘New Year Camp withRead more

2019 Dalat Ultra Trail 70km: Twice Charmed

Dalat Ultra Trail
Coffee plantations and the gradual rolling hills at Dalat Ultra Trail

There aren’t many destinations I returned to race more than once, back-to-back. It must’ve made a great impression beyond simply “yeah, I like it”. Dalat Ultra Trail is a classic example. If the French made Dalat the holiday spot back then due to its cooler climate, pine-scented and highland mountain air, it surely more thanRead more