UTMB roller-coaster

The emotions and experience of TrailRunning Academy athlete Valentin Bălănescu during the 170 km of the UTMB.

The 10 Magnificent of the UTMB 2022 Podium

I had the chance to share the UTMB 2022 podium with 10 of the best endurance athletes in the world. Here’s how I met them, how they competed and my thoughts on them.

What running taught me

It was supposed to be the story of a race, Mogoșa Everesting but it’s going to be about what running teaches us in everyday life

First Edition of Rarau Everesting

The first edition of Rarau Everesting takes place on 30 April. 130 runners will attempt between 1 and 10 climbs on the summit of Rarau.

ISTRIA 100mile 2022

ISTRIA 100miles by UTMB®

Photos from the routeof ISTRIA 100miles. Live information from the race, ranking and feeling of the participants.

Why to have a running coach - Diversity Skimo

How a running coach improved my training process

Starting with December 2021, I chose a coach to work with for a more efficient process. How did I get to him? What benefits did a coach brings me? What is and is not a coach? Why you should do this step?

Women in the marathon- Unbroken record 37 years

Surely a list of the best times of the women in the marathon race would not have been what you expect from this article. The research was not easy, that’s for sure. The history documenting women’s participation in running events is a complex one, although much shorter than that of men.

Review Competitii Alergare 2021

13 running competitions of 2021

The stories, in a nutshell, of this year’s competitions. From the “Ioan Soter” gym tour to the mountains of Bucovina, the Mont Blanc passes and the race across Madeira.


Thailand to host first-ever joint world Mountain & Trail Running Championships in 2021

Chiang Mai, Thailand will host the inaugural World Mountain & Trail Running Championships on 11-14 November 2021.The event will feature 40KM and 80KM trail races, classic mountain races for Seniors and Juniors, and a vertical uphill race.It replaces World Championships previously hosted by WMRA (mountain running) and IAU/ITRA (trail).

Gazpacho Soup from Yellow Tomatoes

Gazpacho! The chilled, raw tomato and vegetable soup from Andalusia, Spain. Ever had it? Love it? Hate it? I can’t say I’ve always loved it, but if you get it right, gazpacho can be so good.

Banana Bread - Run Fast Eat Slow

Banana Bread – Run Fast. Eat Slow

This nutty, moist, not-too-sweet banana bread is perfect with your morning coffee or a great satisfying mid-afternoon snack to give you that energy boost to finish off the day.

Pietrele Doamnei - Bucovina Ultra Rock

Bucovina Ultra Rocks and The Voice inside my head

Bucovina Ultra Rocks is a 108 km ultramarathon with 6500 +. It has 5 climbs on the 3 highest peaks of Bucovina: Rarău, Pietrosul Bistriței, Giumalău. Read how I won the race in 13 hours 16 minutes running side by side with Cristi Manole and Cătălin Șorecău and the voice inside my head

A adormi antrenament seara

13 Tricks to Fall Asleep Easy After an Evening Workout

After an evening workout you really deserve a good night’s sleep. Often when I put my head on the pillow after a workout done later I have encountered challenges in falling asleep. I guess I’m not the only one and those who lift weights in the evening face the same problem.

„Un om fără amintiri e ca un cimitir în care numele morților lipsesc de pe cruci” – Tudor Mușatescu

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