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SarahCrunning - 31/10/2018 19:33:38
   
The Everest Trail Race 2018
Billed as 'one of the world's toughest high-altitude ultra-marathons', the Everest Trail Race is an annual 6-stage race through the Solukhumbu region of the Himalayas in Nepal. It takes place at the start of the dry season, when visibility should be at its best. Runners race against the backdrop of some of the world's most magnificent mountains such as Everest, Lothse, AmDablam, Tamseku, Kongtega, Makalu and Kanchenjunga. The route changes each year and is only revealed once the runners have gathered in Nepal. They will cover approximately 100 miles with an altitude range of more than 25,000 metres. The race is divided into kilometre stages of approximately: 22, 28, 30, 31, 20 and 22k.

Runners will leave their home countries on 4th November and arrive in Kathmandu on 5th November. Registration and race briefings take place on 6th November, before a long bus journey to camp on 7th. The race takes place 8th-13th November.

Whilst the cut-offs allow for runners of a range of speeds and abilities to take part, they must be able to carry all of their overnight and safety equipment (food and water are provided) and to be prepared to survive in conditions which could range from -10 degrees at night to 18 degrees during the day.

Last year saw local Nepalese runners take both the men's and women's titles - Suman Kulung came into his own in the final stages to beat Luis Alberto Hernando. Chhechee Sherpa Rai was the first female. This year, the Run Ultra team will be excitedly tracking the progress of our very own Alice Morrison (editor). She describes herself as 'the have a go tortoise', but we know she has been working hard. The race has five 5 star reviews on our listings page, so we're sure Alice is in for a treat. Good luck to all the runners.
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SarahCrunning - 08/11/2018 14:53:59
   
RE:The Everest Trail Race 2018
Today's Stage 1 took runners from Jiri to Bhandar - just over 20km with almost 2000 metres of ascent. The first three men were all from Spain, with last year's 4th placed Jordi Gamito showing he plans to be on the podium this year. These were the first 3 men and women to finish:

MEN
1. Jordi Gamito (Spain) - 2:40:05
2. Sergio Alfonso Arias Esteban (Spain) -2:57:02
3. Eleuteri Adelantado (Spain) - 3:04:05

WOMEN
1. Mauela Vilaseca (Brazil) - 3:22:01
2. Purminaya Rai (Nepal)- 3:31:07
3. Rebecca Ferry (GB) - 3:31:12

Run Ultra's editor Alice Morrison completed the stage in 6:39:03 - well done Alice!

Tomorrow's Stage 2 is technical and includes a climb to the summit of Pikey Peak - more than 4000m above sea level.
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SarahCrunning - 09/11/2018 18:42:00
   
RE:The Everest Trail Race 2018
Due to technical difficulties at the camp, news, require and photos from Stage 2 have been delayed. We will update you when we have some information.
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SarahCrunning - 10/11/2018 10:46:22
   
RE:The Everest Trail Race 2018
These were the top 3 men and women to finish stage 2. Jordi Gamito and Manuela Vilaseca remain in the lead overall. Stage 3 is underway.

MEN - Stage 2
1. Jordi Gamito - 3:57:30
2. Joan Soler - 4:39:52
3. Sergio Alfonso Esteban Arias - 4:45:56

WOMEN - Stage 2
1. Purnimaya Rai - 5:06:15
2. Manuela Vilaseca- 5:11:31
3. Rebecca Ferry - 5:58:46

Our editor, Alice, completed the stage in 12:06:00.
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SarahCrunning - 10/11/2018 20:12:07
   
RE:The Everest Trail Race 2018
Stage 3 from Jase Bhanjyang to Karikhola, the longest stage, is complete. It contained 37.4km with 6,631m of elevation. Jordi Gamito was once again the clear winner, with Joan Soler and Sergio Alfonso Arian Esteban finishing virtually neck and neck in 2nd and 3rd. Purnimaya Rai beat Manuela Vilaseca by 6 minutes - enough to put her in first place overall, but only 2 minutes separate the two women. These were the top 3 men and women today:

MEN - Stage 3
1. Jordi Gamito - 4:08:04
2. Joan Soler - 4:47:32
3. Sergio Alfonso Arias Esteban - 4:47:41

WOMEN - Stage 3
1. Purnimaya Rai - 5:26:39
2. Manuela Vilaseca - 5:32:08
3. Rebecca Ferry - 6:03:47

Our editor Alice completed the stage in 12:48:37.

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SarahCrunning - 11/11/2018 19:15:55
   
RE:The Everest Trail Race 2018
Stage 4 consisted of 27.5km and 4.454m of ascent. Is it relative runnable compared to other stages, but a less remote area, making the trails busier with people and animals. Both Jordi Gamito and Purnimaya Rai are maintaining strong leads. We are very proud of our editor Alice who completed the stage in 10:10:46. These were the first 3 men and women to finish today:

MEN - Stage 4
1. Jordi Gamito - 3:34:16
2. Joan Soler - 3:52:30
3. Sergio Arias - 3:58:38

WOMEN - Stage 4
1. Purnimaya Rai - 4:25:39
2. Manuela Vilaseca - 4:49:39
3. Rebecca Ferry - 5:31:07

These are the overall top 3 men and women after 4 stages:

MEN - Overall
1. Jordi Gamito -14:19:55
2. Sergio Arias -16:29:17
3. Eleuteri Adelantado - 17:25:46

WOMEN- Overall
1. Purnimaya Rai - 18:29:40
2. Manuela Vilaseca - 18:55:19
3. Rebecca Ferry - 21:04:54
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SarahCrunning - 12/11/2018 14:07:02
   
RE:The Everest Trail Race 2018
Stage 5 is complete. The route from Phakding to Tengboche is 20km with 2,124m of climb. Competitors run past Everest and the views are reportedly spectacular. Jordi Gamito and Purnimaya Rai were once again victorious and look likely to take the titles. Tomorrow is the last competitive stage, and it would take something unexpected to stop them now. These were the first 3 men and women today:

MEN - Stage 5
1. Jordi Gamito- 3:01:20
2. Joan Soler - 3:10:27
3. Sergio Arias - 3:24:13

WOMEN - Stage 5
1. Purnimaya Rai - 3:37:40
2. Manuela Vilaseca - 3:56:17
3. Rebecca Ferry - 4:35:37
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SarahCrunning - 13/11/2018 18:46:46
   
RE:The Everest Trail Race 2018
We are still awaiting the official times for stage 6 and the race overall and for today's press release. However, we know the podium finishers. Stage 6 consisted of 29.5km and 5.243m of ascent. Once again, the first three women to finish were Purnimaya Rai, Manuela Vilaseca and Rebecca Ferry. The top 3 men were a little different. With his overall lead secure, the photos suggest that Jordi Gamito took the opportunity to cross the line with teammate Manuela Vilaseca. The top 3 today were: Joan Soler, Pasang L. Sherpa and Sergio Arias.

These are the podium finishers overall. We will confirm their times in due course. As predicted, Jordi Gamito and Purnimaya Rai are this year's champs.

MEN- Overall

1. Jordi Gamito
2. Sergio Arias
3. Joan Soler

WOMEN - Overall
1. Purnimaya Rai
2. Manuela Vilaseca
3. Rebecca Ferry

At Run Ultra, we are all incredibly proud of our editor Alice who has successfully completed the race.
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SarahCrunning - 14/11/2018 10:31:20
   
RE:The Everest Trail Race 2018
Check out Alice Morrison's news from the race here: https://www.runultra.co.uk/News/November-2018/Wins-for-Jordi-Gamito-and-Purnimaya-Rai-in-The-Eve
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SarahCrunning - 14/11/2018 19:35:21
   
RE:The Everest Trail Race 2018
The official results for Stage 6 and the overall results:

MEN - Stage 6
1. Joan Soler - 3:32:21
2. Pasang Sherpa - 3:39:34
3. Sergio Arias - 3:43:43

WOMEN - Stage 6
1. Purnimaya Rai - 4:01:27
2. Manuela Vilaseca - 4:22:29
3. Rebecca Ferry - 5:05:58

MEN - Overall
1. Jordi Gamito - 21:43:45
2. Sergio Arias - 23:37:13
3. Joan Soler - 24:30:51

WOMEN - Overall
1. Purnimaya Rai - 26:08:47
2. Manuela Vilaseca - 27:14:05
3. Rebecca Ferry - 30:48:29
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