We have had an incredible level of support since we announced the cancellation of the races. We have had offers of help from several people to negotiate on our behalf with the government department concerned. So, negotiations will start soon ... all is not lost yet! Thank you again for all the support you have shown us ... it's really, really appreciated right now 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Thailand Ultramarathon Cancellation
We have just heard from the Bangkok Wildlife Conservation services that the Thailand Ultramarathon has not been approved this year.
In previous years we have been given permission to hold the event by the Heads of the Wildlife Sanctuaries in this area, (plus all the village Headmen, Police, Army, Deelopment Officer and District Officer),and were also given permission by them again this year.
However, today the office of the Director of Wildlife Conservation in Bangkok has become involved in the process, and has overruled the decision of the Heads of the Wildlife Sanctuaries and will not give permission for the event.
We are utterly devastated by this news.
We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience this will cause to those of you who have already entered.
We will make full refunds today/tomorrow to everybody who has entered the race, both the entry fees and any donations you have made to the TU Village fund.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who has supported the TU over the past 4 ½ years. It was a very special time for us.
Sadly, the TU is no more …
Marcus ... See MoreSee Less
I've been exploring new trails and new areas around Cave Lodge for the last 3 weeks .... The rainy season is just starting in this area, so the views are still pretty hazy. In November there will be rice growing on the mountainsides, the views will be much clearer, and it will look like a completely different place, so green and so lush, 🙂 More photo's soon .... ... See MoreSee Less
Building 2 new bamboo bungalos at Cave Lodge. This is how you do it ... The roofs and bamboo ties will last about 2 or 3 years, the bamboo walls and floors about 15 years, and the teak frame will just about last for ever. (There are 3000 year old teak coffins in nearby caves!) ... See MoreSee Less
Race report up! Here is a little pre weekend/race motivation to get you outside, breathing in fresh air and enjoying the moment with the people that make you smile. Here is my PenyagolosaTrails #rac...
Two weeks ago Ryan Bonfield ran The Beauty, solo and unsuported. He completed it in 8 hours, including getting lost a couple of times, in some real hot weather! If you've run this course, you'll know that's an amazing effort .... he's gonna be real quick on race day 🙂
If anybody else wants to come up and train, you are most welcome ... but you will need a GPS to find the trails at the moment ... there are no signs, and the trails are covered with leaves ... See MoreSee Less
We couldn't do it on our own! There are so many men and women who help us to create this event.
Front row is Jackar with his team of local stewards, with Tim Olson on the left.
These are the guys who keep you safe while you put yourself to the test! ... See MoreSee Less