29 Nov From Kathmandu to Country – magnificent seven runners brave steep climbs and canine wake-up calls
Jeep trails, ancient villages, bustling towns, jungle and woodland – it’s been a busy couple of days for our Capital to Country ultra-marathoners.
Nepal continues to deliver in spades, with sensational scenery and magnificent mileage top of the in-box for our seven runners.
Day two saw our intrepid adventurers set off just after 7am to take on 23 miles – and, of course, we started them off with a nice climb!
Before the run started, we had enjoyed a beautiful mountain top sunrise and a quick breakfast.
The day’s running stretched from our Kasibanjayang base to Bhakundebesi, with hosts of local mesmerised to see English runners and cheering us on our way.
Our first climb ended at the spectacular Dukhiel viewpoint, while the scenery throughout was mind-blowing.
We finished by camping in the grounds of the Kutumba resort, where our runners were treated to a few much needed luxuries!
Tarne was the first runner to cross the day two finish line, giving him and overall four minute advantage over Helen.
The business end of this Nepalese adventure is upon us – time to hold tight, enjoy the ride and hope the blessings of those monks hold up.