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May 11

Ultra Tour Monte Rosa 2020 & the COVID-19 pandemic

Lizzy Hawker

Ultra Tour Monte Rosa, 10th May 2020. It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 edition of Ultra Tour Monte Rosa.  We have carefully considered the current pandemic situation and the risk that holding a race like UTMR would present to our runners, volunteers and hosts. We take this decision […]

Mar 02

CH & Embajador de Europa: Sacha Mijatov

Lizzy Hawker

Estamos encantados de que Sacha sea un embajador de la UTMR en las pistas y en los medios de comunicación social! Gracias Sacha & esperamos darle la bienvenida en septiembre de 2020. Puedes encontrar Sacha en facebook si quieres contactar con él!   Sacha (Turbosnail) Mijatov Nacido: 1971 Ciudad natal: Bruselas, Bélgica. Sobre mí: ¡He […]

Feb 28

Children's running race Grachen, Switzerland

Rangliste Grächen UTMR 2019 Kinderrennen

UTMR Admin

A big thank you to all of the children who stepped on to the start line for the 2019 Kinderrennen event at the UTMR in Grächen. It was 100% effort from the start to the finish as you might expect if you’ve ever seen a children’s running race. There were two distances, 2 km and […]

Feb 24

Matthieu Girard regresa para el Ultra Tour 2020

Lizzy Hawker

¡Nuestro ganador 2018 del Ultra Tour de 170 km, Matthieu Girard, regresa para 2020! Esto es lo que piensa de UTMR. Gracias Matthieu y la mejor de las suertes, nos vemos en septiembre! N.B Matthieu es copresidente del Trail Verbier St-Bernard un hermoso conjunto de carreras a principios de julio en el otro extremo del […]

Feb 04

UTMR en la revista Trails Endurance

UTMR Admin

Gracias al fotógrafo Hervé Le Gac y Trails Endurance por tomarse el tiempo y el esfuerzo para cubrir el Ultra Tour Monte Rosa 2019 y hacer frente a las desafortunadas condiciones climáticas que enfrentamos. ¡Esperamos que vuelvas para más días de sol de los que esperamos! LikeShareFacebookTweetEmailPin

Ene 26

The Slovak Ultra Trail Team at the 2020 UTMR

Lizzy Hawker

We are happy to welcome an elite runner, Marián Priadka, from the Slovak Ultra Trail Team to the 170 km UTMR! Here’s what he has to say ….. I started with running as a training and alternative activity for MTB, which brought me to back sports after several years break. After my beginnings (doing some […]

Ene 21

Corriendo a través de la noche: Aventuras de ultramaratón en Europa

Lizzy Hawker

Uno de nuestros antiguos competidores de la UTMR, David Byrne, acaba de publicar un libro sobre ultracarrera que contiene un capítulo sobre la edición cero de la carrera por etapas de la UTMR en 2015. Dice: “Para mí la edición de 2015 fue genial, ya que fue una oportunidad de ver una nueva ubicación y […]

Dic 21

La UTMR será una carrera clasificatoria para la Carrera de Resistencia de Cien Millas de Hardrock de 2021

Lizzy Hawker

¡Tenemos buenas noticias de la junta de “Hardrock”! Los que terminen nuestra carrera de 170 km en 2020 se clasificarán para la lotería 2021 de Hardrock. Para cualquiera que no haya oído hablar de Hardrock es un ultramaratón de 100 millas en la cordillera de San Juan, en el sur de Colorado, EE.UU.. Esto es […]

Ago 10

Las nuevas rutas de Europaweg desde Grächen hasta Europahütte

UTMR Admin

https://www.graechenberglauf.ch/europaweg/ El Europaweg de Grächen a Europahütte ha cambiado desde agosto de 2018. Se ha abierto una nueva ruta en junio de 2019. La nueva ruta tiene dos variantes, una más dura y otra más fácil. ¡Toda la información que sigue es sólo para referencia y no viene con ninguna garantía! Variante uno Primero camina […]

Jun 03

Doble excitación – Ida Nilsson & Moonvalley viene a la UTMR!

Lizzy Hawker

  Ida Nilsson no necesita presentación con una serie de actuaciones ganadoras en algunos de los ultras de montaña más venerados del mundo! La atleta sueca tuvo una destacada temporada de 2018, incluyendo su tercera victoria (consecutiva) en Transvulcania (73km), una victoria en Maratòn Alpina Zegama-Aizkorri (42km) & un segundo lugar en el Golden Trail […]

Mar 31

Christian Insam regresa para terminar los asuntos pendientes en los senderos de Monte Rosa

Lizzy Hawker

La Sportiva atleta de élite, Christian Insam, vuelve para terminar asuntos pendientes en los senderos de Monte Rosa! ¡Buena suerte, nos vemos en septiembre!     Después de mi retiro el año pasado en el km 120 mi primer pensamiento fue que definitivamente volvería para concluir la ruta alrededor del Monte Rosa! Demasiado fuerte era […]

Mar 27

El internacional Dan Lawson busca algo de magia en la carrera de 4 días de 2019.

Lizzy Hawker

  Dan Lawson es un corredor internacional de GB, en 2016 ganó el Campeonato Europeo de 24 horas de la UIA y tiene un récord mundial por la distancia recorrida en una cinta de correr en 7 días. Está recién salido de un FKT en el Jordan Trail con Robbie Briton. ¿Por qué se dirige […]

Mar 21

La élite eslovaca, Peter Brestovansky, para la UTMR de 2019 de 170 km.

Lizzy Hawker

Nos complace dar la bienvenida a un corredor de élite, Peter Brestovansky, del equipo eslovaco de Ultra Trail a la UTMR de 170 km. Esto es lo que tiene que decir ….. “IAdemás de la escalada, el alpinismo y el ciclismo de montaña, también me gusta correr. Las largas distancias que se corren. Ultra correr. […]

Feb 26

Corredores visitantes de Nepal

Lizzy Hawker

Nos complace dar la bienvenida a dos talentosos corredores nepalíes a la carrera de 4 etapas de la UTMR durante su primera visita fuera de Nepal! Estamos ansiosos por escuchar lo que piensan de los senderos alrededor de Monte Rosa! Buena suerte chicos… Mahesh Thapa y Bikash Tamang son dos jóvenes talentosos y entusiastas corredores […]

Ene 10

Roman Evarts elige el UTMR después del UTMB

UTMR Admin

El acabador de podios del UTMB elige el recorrido de 100 millas de la UTMR 2019 para su próximo gran desafío con el fin de mantenerse concentrado, y mantenerse delgado. Se une a top 5 UTMB finisher Damian Hall y 11º lugar Petter Restorp. Después del UTMB del año pasado, terminando 6º, cumplí con mis […]

Ene 08

How to own a mountain

Lizzy Hawker

Here’s a nice insight into the 2018 4-day Stage Race from Rebeca Ehrnrooth, part owner of myRaceKit. A Swede living in the UK, she is an outdoor enthusiast and ultra-runner who travels the world for adventures and races. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2019 Rebeca! ——-   In Lizzy Hawker’s book Runner there […]

Ene 02

Damian Hall está en el dolor…

Lizzy Hawker

Damian Hall, periodista y corredor de élite, está inscrito en el 2019 Ultra Tour de 170 km. Con un impresionante 5º puesto en el UTMB de 2018 en 22:35:13, y habiendo establecido recientemente un FKT (tiempo más rápido conocido) para el Cape Wrath Trail con Beth Pascall, no es un extraño para el largo y […]

Dic 10

Petter Restorp running

Petter Restorp chooses UTMR 170 km, the full tour of Monte Rosa, for 2019

UTMR Admin

Petter Restorp has joined UTMR through our programme for elite runners… Restorp finished 11th in the UTMB this year in a very respectable 23:34:35 and is looking for a new challenge for 2019 as he explains below. —— I ended my 2018 season with a full month of rest. Instead of running I went climbing in […]

Jul 29

Why Monte Rosa Ultra

A bucket list ultra – Why choose Ultra Tour Monte Rosa?

UTMR Admin

When people enter for the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa, the ultra trail race around the massif of Monte Rosa, we ask them to tell us why they entered, with this question. Of all the races in the world, why did you choose to race the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa? And here are the answers! Massimo […]

Jul 16

Christian Insam, a La Sportiva athlete from Italy, on UTMR 2018

Lizzy Hawker

Some questions to Christian Insam, an Italian athlete on the team from La Sportiva, on why UTMR and what he is looking forward to.   What you are looking forward to? I’ve been hearing about UTMR for a few years now. The idea of touring Monte Rosa has always  fascinated me, as all wild, technical […]

Jun 25

Alternativa a UTMB – una carrera europea comparable de 100 millas

UTMR Admin

“¿Cuál es una buena alternativa a UTMB – Ultra Trail Mont Blanc?” Internet es un gran lugar para prefijar el nombre de un gran producto con “Alternativa a” para encontrar una manera de encontrar algo más barato, más simple, hasta ahora ‘sin descubrir’ y más silencioso, etc. Especialmente el caso cuando el producto en cuestión […]

Jun 19

Nicky Spinks, double Bob Graham Round record holder on UTMR 2018

Lizzy Hawker

Guest post by Nicky Spinks. Nicky is the current double Bob Graham Round record holder, two laps of a ~106 km mountain route in the Lake District in the UK.  With entries closing in two weeks I thought I would remind everyone what a fantastic race this is and to say that I’m so looking forward […]

Jun 10

Jason Poole Ultra Runner

USA Ambassador: Jason Poole

UTMR Admin

JASON POOLE : COLORADO, USA We’re delighted that Jason has offered to share his experience of the 2017 Ultra Tour Monte Rosa with anybody interested in learning more about the course from an American trail perspective. Here’s a little info about Jason and contact details.  Jason became involved in endurance sports in 1987, primarily competing […]

Abr 03

Japan Ambassador – Shinobu Ono

UTMR Admin

小野 忍(おの しのぶ) 1958年生まれ。東京在住の元アルピニストで現在はスロートレイルランナー。仕事は登山ガイドと海外登山のアドアバイザーです。個人的には100㎞以上のロングのレースに好んで出場し、制限時間を最大限につかいレースを楽しんでいます。 UTMRの舞台であるモンテローザ周辺の山やトレイルは、40年近くにわたり毎夏通っており、モンテローザやマッターホルンのほかにも多くの山の登頂経験があります。また今回のレースコースの一部は、それらの山からのの下山の途中に歩いたことのある、懐かしくまた慣れ親しんだコースです。 このエリアの山やトレイルの知識や経験を生かし、大会のアンバサダーとして参加される皆様の完走のためのサポート、現地での移動や宿泊、レース前後の観光や登山、ハイキングなどのお手伝いをさせていただきます。 chamonixshinobu@yahoo.co.jp http://mountain-ma.com/katorisenko LikeShareFacebookTweetEmailPinShares20

Mar 07

When a photographer leaves his cameras behind …

Lizzy Hawker

  Lloyd Belcher, our photographer in 2015 and 2017, is coming back in 2018. This time he is leaving the cameras behind and this is why! Good luck Lloyd!   “I’m very fortunate that I have a job that I enjoy and it takes me to some beautiful places around the world. But don’t be […]

Nov 07

2017 Ultra winner Stone Tsang interviewed over the last kilometer

UTMR Admin

So exciting! It’s a tough race, very difficult. Very difficult. It’s not a normal ultra race. If you finish this race [you’re] very tough, the very long climbs up and do – so big – also the altitude, and also the technical… it’s so technical my god! Unbelievable. It’s not just one or two sections. […]

Sep 29

Italian ultra 100 km race checkpoint

Feedback from runners in 2017

UTMR Admin

While feedback is sometimes critical (and constructive) there is a lot of happy feedback from many race competitors. Here is a selection from 2017…. Basil Geoghegan “The UTMR was awesome. Putting together a race on this terrain is impressive. I loved it. I have never run a stage race before. Standing in an Alpine village […]

Ago 08

2017 UTMR poster!

Lizzy Hawker

We have a new poster for 2017!   LikeShareFacebookTweetEmailPinShare1

Jul 02

FKT of Tour de Monte Rosa – how was it?

UTMR Admin

On 29th July 2016, Lizzy Hawker completed a full tour of Monte Rosa solo, to “test the course”. Here is what she wrote back then in answer to five questions about the route. You started at the same time as the race will start next year, so passed around the route as a mid pack […]

Nov 30

Why we ask for the experience we ask for!

Lizzy Hawker

The route of the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa is challenging! Bold, beautiful and brutal …. There are two reasons why we ask for the experience we ask for – we want you to be safe and we want you to enjoy your race experience. It is a tough trail – high, wild and technical in […]

Oct 26

Leeches, faceplants, snowblindness: Lizzy Hawker takes on the Great Himalaya Trail

UTMR Admin

The Great Himalaya Trail is a vague concept, really a network of trails through the Himalayas. When you set foot on the trails, it’s anything but vague: it’s tough, wild, enormous, humbling. Lizzy Hawker, as you may know, has a passion for making long solo journeys across tough terrain. In 2011, a attempt to cross […]

Sep 16

Swiss fighting cow

UTMR 2016 Monte Rosa images from Mark Brightwell

UTMR Admin

Mark was standing below the Monte Moro pass on the Swiss side. While monitoring the runners down the slope, he kept his camera busy. Mark wants to offer printed copies of his images to you for a reasonable price in order to collect money for Trail Running Nepal’s athlete fund. The athlete’s fund raises money for […]

Ago 24

taped seam

UTMR Equipment review – taped seams mandatory!

UTMR Admin

Runners, with one week to go we would like to highlight the importance of the obligatory equipment. Mandatory equipment list. “There is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing.” I have just attended an event that was hit by severe wind and rain for the full 5 day duration of the event. Most […]

Ago 06

tour-de-monte-rosa

Sidetracked by the Tour of Monte Rosa

UTMR Admin

“The terrain was rougher than we could possibly imagine. It was in stark contrast to the flowing trails that we’d encountered while racing the UTMB (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc).” Ben Read and James Noorkoiv’s account of a summer fastpack adventure on the Tour de Monte Rosa. The threat of a storm forces them to return […]

Ago 02

(Ultra) Tour Monte Rosa training camp on the 2017 UTMR route

UTMR Admin

Lizzy Hawker runs training camps around Monte Rosa. These are part UTMR trail familiarisation trips, part running training camps, part trail running instruction from Lizzy, if you ask her nicely. Covering around 170km in four days with some 11,000m of elevation change is a fantastic boost to your training for trail. It’s great preparation for […]

Jul 29

A non-stop Tour de Monte Rosa

UTMR Admin

UPDATE: Lizzy completed in 37 hours 10 minutes The climb is more than Everest from sea to summit, and fortunately the distance is much shorter than bay of Bengal to Everest’s top. But the comparatively short 169km on mountain trails with over 11,000m of climb and descent, all at an average altitude of around 2200m, […]

Jul 14

Europaweg

How hard is an ultra?

UTMR Admin

We’ve just held 2016’s first UTMR training camp – completing the full tour of Monte Rosa in four long days. A mix of running the downs and hiking the ups, to get familiar with the course and get long hours on our feet. It’s the kind of course that needs that. One of the participants, Fergus […]

Jul 11

europaweg matterhorn

2017 stage I / first 40km

UTMR Admin

The 2017 ultra will be a full tour of Monte Rosa, from Grächen to Grächen, with a 4-stage race along side. This nicely builds upon the experience from the stage race only zero edition, and 2016’s single stage ultra along side the stage race. 2017 thus adds the Europaweg from Grächen to Zermatt, and the crossing from Switzerland […]

Jul 02

The Tour

Lizzy Hawker

  True, Ultra Tour Monte Rosa is only in its second year as an organized running event, but the long-distance hiking route around the Monte Rosa massif has been trod by people for quite a while previous to this. Wild and high and ridiculously scenic as it is, it’s punctuated by signs of habitation—vestiges of […]

Jun 15

They think you can do it too!

Lizzy Hawker

Words by Sarah Barker. I was rude and inquired the age of two finishers of the 2015 UTMR. Like most things, Roger and Bridget took my impertinence in stride, shared their experiences and gave some tips. Prepare to be blown away and inspired. In their own words… “Roger is 70 and I‘m 64. We have […]

Jun 12

Reading. Running and reading.

Lizzy Hawker

Words by Sarah Barker. I’ve observed that runners read. This is strictly anecdotal, and scientific rigor could easily prove me wrong, but I find that when runners return from seven or eight hours of scissoring the pins, they like to have a knees up. Because they are obsessive multitaskers, reading ensues. Next day, they’ve got […]

Jun 03

A volunteer’s view – meet Keith Byrne

Lizzy Hawker

Words by Sarah Barker As race volunteers go, you could do a lot worse than Keith Byrne. Super-chipper at dark-thirty in the morning? Eternal summer of the feet? Ah yes, that Keith Byrne. Byrne’s job at last year’s UTMR was to brief runners in the morning, then scurry quick to the finish line and get […]

Jun 01

The optimism of spring

Lizzy Hawker

Today is the 1st June already but everything is still possible. Registrations are open until July 1st – sign up now! Register here!   Words by Sarah Barker “All things seem possible in May.” I might have said that, after a few beers, but naturalist, photographer and writer Edwin Way Teale said it first. On the […]

May 27

Happy Finishers

Lizzy Hawker

Words by Sarah Barker So, the knee’s acting up again, or there was that frantic spot at work such that your training was reduced to the round-trip hike between desk and water cooler, and, well, you’re a bit unsure of your fitness. And particularly as it applies to the (ridiculously scenic) 116K of Ultra Tour […]

May 21

Krissy Moehl’s memories

Lizzy Hawker

Words by Sarah Barker. Women’s runner up of last year’s zero edition, Krissy Moehl, has plenty of trail racing experience—multiple UTMB finishes and two Hardrocks to name a few. Here are some things that made UTMR special for her: “The route, when done as a single-stage ultra, will be more challenging than UTMB—more technical trails, burlier […]

May 13

Smartphone GPS Trackers

UTMR Admin

We take pride in marking the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa course well with florescent markers such that nobody get  lost. But everybody sometime gets into the zone of deep concentration, or deep conversation with a running partner and has missed that sharp right turn and continued down the trail. If you carry a smart phone with […]

May 11

The UTMR Route and its secrets ….

Lizzy Hawker

Words by Sarah Barker Since I’ve been writing about ultras—not doing them, mind you, just hanging out in cow pastures shaking a bell and talking to people who actually carry themselves over nights and rocks—certain words have taken on a completely new meaning. Words like challenge, exposure, mountain, dinner. Fun. Take for example, mountain. Having […]

Abr 17

The race she wanted to run – UTMR and the Lizzy factor!

Lizzy Hawker

Say celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain opened a restaurant; you’d want to go, right? The guy’s eaten at and written about seemingly every famous restaurant on the planet. He’s an expert on dining. What would be on the menu? What would the atmosphere be like? If—didn’t happen, but if—guitar god Eric Clapton had put […]

Oct 01

Ultra Tour Monte Rosa

UTMR Admin

    Today is an exciting day!   We start to tell the news and story of our race.   Welcome to Ultra Tour Monte Rosa.   We have been working hard on this new project to develop a beautiful trail race around Monte Rosa on the Swiss / Italian border. We will hold a zero […]