Equipment Tips and Tricks by Ruth Croft, Garmin Ambassador

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in News | No Comments

As the trail season is upon us a lot of people have been asking me about equipment to use for ultra-running. I have learned is that equipment is extremely important, if one thing goes wrong with it, it can ruin your race or make it very painful one, nothing worse than a headlamp malfunction……in the […]

Going Green with Hammer Nutrition Products

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in News | No Comments

At VJM we like to be green not only in colour, but also environmentally. Water at our races has always been served in 20L bottles from which runners must refill. This year we are very pleased to have our electrolyte and energy drink in the form of HEED product from Hammer Nutrition Vietnam served from 20L containers. HEED […]

Carb-loading done right

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in News | No Comments

Get ready for race day with this wholesome rice salad by Chiara Squinzi of La Holista During my many years supporting athletes with their diet, I have seen it all, but the most common mistake of all is the pre-race carb-loading. The common thinking is that you should have a big dinner of pasta the […]

VMM Charity with Newborns Vietnam

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in News | No Comments

On behalf of VMM runners yesterday Topas Travel and Newborns Vietnam presented oxygen saturation units to the Obstetrics and Newborn Unit at Lao Cai hospital. Newborns Vietnam is currently providing neonatal training in North Vietnam via the National Children’s Hospital. Topas proudly supports this sustainable, capacity building program. This follows the neonatal training program Newborns […]

Q & A: Trang Hạ – The running writer

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in News | No Comments

Trang Hạ is a famous writer in the Vietnamese running community. In 2018 she will be the first female runner from Vietnam to join Boston Marathon in the USA and she then plans to come back to run 70km at VMM. Having started running quite late with 10km at VMM2015 at the age of 40, […]

Physio discount from FMP

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in News | No Comments

Family Medical Practice Hanoi – VJM’s medical partner – send their best wishes to all VJM runners for their training. To assist those runners who may be experiencing problems, FMP is offering a 5% discount on a 30 minute physio session. Valid dates: 16/04 – 16/05/2016 (excluded weekends) Applicable for one time, none-transferable voucher FMP’s […]

Umove – T-shirt Sponsor for VJM18

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in News | No Comments

We are proud to welcome Umove Travel & Outdoor Gear as T-shirt Sponsor for Vietnam Jungle Marathon 2018. Umove sell professional travel and sport equipment including clothing and outdoor and camping accessories. Owned and staffed by passionate outdoors people, Umove is a great partner for our adventurous race in the remote area of Pu Luong. […]

FMP – Medical Partner for VJM18

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in News | No Comments

We are very proud that this year we will again be working with Family Medical Practice (FMP) Vietnam at Vietnam Jungle Marathon. FMP did great work at VJM 2017 and will provide doctor, nurse, ambulance and physio services on race weekend. FMP provide a wide range of top class health services including 24 hour emergency […]

Training – Developing Trail Speed

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in News | No Comments
Training – Developing Trail Speed

Simon Grimstrup is a champion ultra runner and part of the team here at Topas Travel. As our resident coach he’ll be bringing you trail tips every month. Simon will also be joining David at VJM to help manage the race, so many of you will meet him there. Photo: Simon testing the trails of […]

Vietnam Jungle Marathon 2018, now qualifying race for UTMB

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in News | No Comments
Vietnam Jungle Marathon 2018, now qualifying race for UTMB

Good news for all you Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® (UTMB)  points seekers – Vietnam Jungle Marathon is an official UTMB qualifying race! The points are the following: 70 Km = 4 points 42 Km = 2 points 25km = 1 point This is not just a great opportunity for our runners to gain points and hopefully to […]