Hawker leads Everest Sky Race - just
Two stages to go and Lizzy Hawker is still leading the 2011 Everest Sky Race by a mere 7 minutes. Thanks to Roger Henke posting on the comments section on MST we have some great updates on the event, which finishes on November 14
Roger Henke – Nov 5, 03:20 PM
First report from the Everest Sky Race: Lizzy in the lead after four stages, ahead of the winners of previous editions, Jorbir Rai (2008) and Deepak Rai (2009). The really high stages are still to follow so this might change. Also, it is as yet unsure if the group can cross the highest pass on the route, the Tashi Laptsa (5755m) because weather is bad – the mess at Lukla airport will have been reported in the UK press by now.
A female in the lead has never happened in the up to now 18 multistage races organized in Nepal by Frenchman Bruno Poirier.
Roger Henke – Nov 8, 05:04 PM
Second report from the Everest Sky Race: the group has managed to cross the Tashi Laptsa and has reached the finish of stage seven, Gokyo Ri (5350m). Lizzy Hawker still leads the field but Jorbir Rai, the winner of the 2008 edition has come within seven minutes of Lizzy. Two more stages to go, crossing the Cho La (5450m), ascending Kala Pattar (5540m), to the finish at Ama Dablam Base Camp. Co-organizer of the Annapurna100 Richard Bull holds his own with an 8th postion in a field of 28 runners, just behind Sylvain Bazin.