RacingThePlanet : Nepal 2011, a high endurance footrace held in the Annapurna Region concluded yesterday, 26th November 2011. Out of 213(153 male and 60 female) competitors, 170 were able to complete the race. Covering a distance of 250 kilometers in seven days, they raced through Dhampus, Chandrakot, Nayapul, Jaisithok, Khurkot, Khaniyaghat, Beni, Ghara, Ghorepani, Birethainti, Bhadaure, Bhumdi, Phortse, Pokhrelthok,Nirmalpokhari, Bharatpokhari, Gagangauda,Begnas Lake, Lekhnath Chowk carrying their own gears. The race culminated at Fulbari Resort & Spa, Pokhara.
Among male competitors Ryan Sandes from South Africa bagged the first spot by completing the race with a timing of 25hrs 15mins and 25 seconds.Italian Steffano Gregoretti stood second with a timing of 27hrs 45mins and 9 seconds, and Australian Michael Ormiston grabbed the third place with the timing of 28 hrs 1min & 6 seconds. Among female competitors Stephanie Case from Canada took the gold spot by clocking 30 hrs 15mins and 09 seconds, Australian Samantha Gash came a close second with a timing of 30hrs 47mins 17 seconds and the third spot went to Katrina Follows from UK with a timing of 34hrs 03mins 17seconds.
After the race, an award ceremony was held at Fulbari resort where all 170 competitors who had completed the race were awarded by SP Yadav Khanal, Chief of Kaski District Police Office.
Ryan Sandes (South Arica) – The first competitor to reach the Finish Line
SP Yadav Khanal congratulates the winner
Pics: Mr. Saroj Baniya
IT Officer – Explore Himalaya
The meeting and handling was good. Our trek guide was very good, helpful and knowledgeable. We had a very nice trek. People around were very helpful and realistic about the trip. Happy indeed!