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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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Pattaya Marathon – Race Review

Pattaya Marathon race course

The date for Pattaya Marathon 2014 was pending until mid May (partly due to the unrest in Thailand) and the registration opened late. But once the organizers got their things together, it turned out to be a rather well organized

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100-Mile Week Marathon Training

Average Pace per Kilometer

In all my previous marathons, my goal has been to run my fastest 42.195 km ever. In the last three (Bangkok, Taipei, Stockholm), I’ve aimed for sub 2.30. Pattaya Marathon on Sunday however, will be a training race for me.

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Race Weekend – July 26-27

Race weekend again. Not sure if Pattaya Marathon is “the most beautiful marathon on earth” as the website suggests, but it’s probably July’s biggest running event in Thailand. The registration deadline has changed from the 9th of July, to the

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Pattaya Marathon Hotels

Today is the last day to sign up for Sunday’s Pattaya Marathon. You can register online here. There are still hotels available nearby the start/finish area. At this moment (Wednesday morning, July 23), all the accommodations below have rooms available

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Upcoming Races – July & August

Running Events

Late July and early August are packed with popular running events in Thailand! Compared to the weeks ahead, this weekend is relatively quiet. There are a few races also this weekend though. The World Light Foundation is organizing a 10k

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Heavy Race Weekend

REEBOK JOG and JOY Mini Marathon 2014

Races in Chon Buri, Surat Thani, Lopburi and Bangkok this weekend. On Saturday, we have the Five Temple Walk-Run-Bike event and down in Surat there is another “super race” on Sunday. The Surat Thani Super Mini Marathon offers distances of

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Pattaya Marathon – Last 2 Days to Register!

Pattaya Marathon 2014 is on July the 27th, but the registration closes tomorrow (July 9). Sign up on the organizer’s website or via Go Adventure Asia. Hotels Nearby Pattaya Marathon’s Race Venue A-One Star Hotel Location: North Pattaya, Soi 3

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Super Running Weekend

Columbia Trail Masters 2014 Episode VII

July kicks off with some interesting races indeed. Both the Columbia Trail Masters in Petcahburi and the ESSO Mini Marathon in Bangkok are fully booked. Running is (ambiguously) hot in Thailand! For the Bangkokians who didn’t get a spot in

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Thailand Race Updates – July 2014

July is here! Also this month offers some interesting running races in Thailand. Here are a few of the highlights: July 6 Columbia Trail Masters – 50k trail run. Bueng Boraphet Marathon – full marathon in Nakhon Sawan. July 13

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Stockholm Marathon 2014 Race Review

Stockholm - not as hot as Bangkok

Over two weeks since I ran 2.33.08 in Stockholm. Even though Stockholm is not a fast course, I was aiming for sub 2.30 and PB. I’m not really satisfied, but not too disappointed either. Stockholm Marathon attracts both the Swedish

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Stockholm Marathon Splits

Stockholm Marathon - splits Henrik Jannborg

I’ll let Saturday’s Stockholm Marathon sink in before writing a proper race review. In summary though, effortless for 25-30k, then I had to work a bit until I hit the wall completely with 8k to go. The splits and videos

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Stockholm Marathon 2014

Stockholm Marathon

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 31) it’s time to run a marathon again. Stockholm Marathon is a big race with 21,942 runners signed up for this year’s 42.195 km and 93 countries are represented. The race is also the Swedish Marathon Championship

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Bangkok Runners 2nd Birthday Shape Run

Distance 9 km Date June 1, 2014 Starting Time 6.45 AM Location of Event Chao Phraya River, Thonburi, Samran Rat How to join RSVP is essential, please do so here. Brief description A shape run does not necessarily take the

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Pattaya Marathon 2014 – New Date!

Pattaya Marathon 2014

Nothing up yet on the official website, but a new date for King’s Cup Pattaya Marathon has been announced. JULY 27, 2014. Still waiting for more details about the race.

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