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Ryan Sandes takes on Nepal

2011-11-16 11:03
Ryan Sandes
Cape Town - On the 20th of November, Ultra Marathon trail runner, Ryan Sandes, will be taking part in the Racing The Planet Nepal Self Supporting Race as his last major competitive race for 2011.

As winner of the 4 Deserts Series last year, Ryan hopes to add this 7 day, 250km self supporting race in the mountains of Nepal to his list of wins.

“I can’t wait to go to Nepal as it has been a childhood dream of mine to travel there. I have no doubt running at over 3000m is going to make my lungs burn and quads seize but the memories from Nepal will last a lifetime. It’s back to where it all started for me, 7 days of running in the same clothes, 4-9kg back pack, rations of food and water, communal tent… and I can’t wait! Training with a heavy pack has hurt a bit with my shoulders and traps not so happy with life,” says Sandes.

RacingThePlanet: Nepal starts on Sunday 20 November 2011 near Pokhara. The course goes through the Annapurna foothills reaching up to 3 200 meters and passing through many villages where competitors will experience the true Nepali culture.

The course is set in the foothills of the Annapurna mountain range, starting and finishing near Pokhara.

Distances for each day

Stage 1 - 40 km
Stage 2 - 40 km
Stage 3 - 40 km
Stage 4 - 42.8 km
Stage 5 - 75 km
Stage 6 - 15 km

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