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Blog about running and traveling in Thailand. Races and training in Bangkok and other parts of Thailand.

Ekiden Relay – Review

Ekiden Relay podium Brooks

Fellow runner and a fifth of the winning Team Brooks Thailand, Craig Sauers, shares his thoughts on the Ekiden Relay, held in Bangkok on October the 23rd. The alarm clock rings before dawn. You roll out of bed, get dressed

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Thailand Ultra-Marathon – Review

Photo by Mead Norton Photography

Race review by 3rd overall finisher of the Thailand Ultra-Marathon 100 km 2014, Randy Travis. This was the funnest race I’ve ran in Thailand. Epic location, I didn’t know a place like this exists in Thailand! Crazy course, so f***ing

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Charity Midnight Run 2014 Review

Bow-legged? Me?

The Midnight Run attracted a lot of participants once again. Seems like last year’s record of 7,000 registrations was broken. Hopefully even more than 4.6 million Baht was raised to charity this year. The race was as always a combination

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Midnight Run Vs Thailand Ultra Marathon

Thai Ultra Marathon Vs Midnight Run

This weekend’s perhaps largest events, Thailand Ultramarathon and Amari Midnight Run, are two completely different type of races. “Same same but different”. Distance Midnight Run: Mini marathon of 12k and a 6k run. Thailand Ultra: Ultra marathon of 74k (cut

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3 Bangkok races on a packed October 12th

Empire Tower We Run 2014

The Empire Tower We Run was a newcomer to the Thailand running calendar. The event was well promoted and got fully booked weeks before the race start. Great turnout, a green concept and an interesting route (Sathon – Wireless Rd

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Khao Yai Trail Marathon Review

Khao Yai Trail Marathon

Race Hunter scheduled their inaugural off-road marathon for Sunday 12th October 2014. Khao Yai Trail Marathon, a brand new multi-distance trail race skirting the scenic foothills of the Khao Yai National Park. Naturally, the red dirt tracks were pretty muddy

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Run Thailand Updates – October 2014

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Q3 of 2014 was wrapped up with a new marathon world record in Berlin and a bunch of races in Thailand. Thailand offers running events all through the year, but October is when the season really kicks off. Some weekends/Sundays

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Sathorn Explorer Run – Bangkok Runners

Bangkok Runners Bangkok Runners organise social runs to different areas of the city as well as regular jogging meet-ups and more structured training sessions. You can find them at the Bangkok Runners’ website. On Sunday, they are doing a 12k

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Born Free To Run

Bangkok Runners are collecting used (but good condition) running shoes, small size running vests or other running equipment for the Born Free to Run junior running team in Phuket. Under the coaching of Ricky Phanthip, this is a kids-young adults

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River Kwai Half Marathon – Race Review

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River Kwai International Half Marathon is Thailand’s oldest road running race, 2014 marked the 33rd edition of the event. It’s a popular race and this year it was sold out almost a month in advance even though they opened up

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The Weekend’s Races in Thailand

Sep 14: River Kwai Half Marathon

Saturday, September 13 Panther Run Series: The second race out of four in this monthly series. 3.2k and 5k in Nonthaburi. Sunday, September 14 River Kwai Int’l Half Marathon: The 33rd edition of Thailand’s oldest road race. Scenic out and

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Central Group Mini Marathon – Race Review

Central Group Mini Marathon

Arrived to the race venue (CentralWorld) almost an hour before the start. Remembered from last year that the registration and bib number collection was overcrowded. This year’s race was sold out (4,000 sign-ups), still I had no problems whatsoever to

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Bangkok Races Sold Out

Sep 7: EGAT Green Running

Two Bangkok (Bangkok and Nonthaburi) mini marathons this weekend, both are fully booked. EGAT Green Running has closed its registration already. Central Group Mini Marathon has announced in an ambiguous message that it’s full, but it may (or may not??)

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Thailand Race Updates – September 2014

Central Group Mini Marathon 2014

New month, new races! Here are some September highlights from the Thailand Running Calendar: September 7 EGAT Green Running – Mini Marathon in Nonthaburi. Central Group Mini Marathon – 3-10.5k runs through central Bangkok. September 14 River Kwai International Half

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Thailand Races Ahead

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A few races this weekend and a lot of popular ones in the months ahead. September offers quite a few interesting running events and the last quarter of 2014 will be packed! New races in October to December are being

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Half Marathon in New Chinatown – Race Review

Sampeng 2 Mini Half Marathon podium

I went to Sampeng 2 Mini Half Marathon early on Sunday morning with low expectations. It was hard to find information about the race and even harder to find out exactly where the start/finish was located. Fortunately, my friend is

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Long Weekend – Many Races

It’s Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday and Mother’s Day on Tuesday. This means long weekend in Thailand, which also means many races in the days to come. Two full marathons, a triathlon and a bunch of mini and half marathons

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Bangkok Ultra Trail Festival – Race Review

Bangkok Ultra Trail Festival 2014 shutter running 2

Followed up the 100-mile week and Pattaya Marathon by running my first ever ultra run. The Bangkok Ultra Trail Festival in Nong Chok offered a pretty humane course and it was just another 8k compared to the marathon distance. 50k

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Thailand Race Updates – August 2014

Wang Khanai Super Mini Half Marathon

August’s Thai race calendar is a smorgasbord of interesting running events! Everything from fun runs to 50k races are on offer, from Songkhla in the south to Chiang Mai in the north. Here’s a taste of the buffet: August 3

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Marathon Training – Strong Finish

Photo by Pat Running

Slept in and woke up 20 minutes before race start! Made it to the start just in time after a quick warm-up jog from the hotel and had my mandatory pre-race Snickers bar after the gun had went off. As

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