Author Archive | Paula Toivanen

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NUTS Pallas – a race of challenges and experiences

The NUTS Pallas race, growing in size every year, showed runners how fast the weather in the Finnish fells can really change. On Friday runners got to enjoy a glorious summer day and the spectacular midnight sun, but by Saturday morning the weather had taken a turn for the worst and punished everyone on the trails with […]

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Sneak peak to the 2016 Trail Tour BUFF scarfs

Bodom Trail has already been run, and its spring green scarfs being used by participants. The next scarfs will be handed out on the last weekend of May, when it is time for the NUTS Karhunkierros. Up until now we haven’t seen even a glimpse of the colors of the race specific scarfs, but that […]

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How Finland made me a Trail Runner

With the early signs of spring comes the renewed energy to explore. Trails transform from ice and snow to their summer state, earthen and inviting.  It can be hard to remain patient and not attack and expend some of the pent-up enthusiasm that’s been cloistered in a gym or attached to a treadmill for the […]

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Trail running in winter wonderland

Winter has come to Finland and nature is showing us its most beautiful side. Despite the cold all runners should head to forests and trails, because winter trail running is a wonderful experience – you just need to be prepared for the elements! Here’s a few tips on how to thoroughly enjoy those runs in […]