The Alice in Wonder Trail 2016 in Dujiangyan is a women-only trail race cum cosplay party. Photo: Da Shu

The explosion in women’s racing in China, on road and trail, and the female-only clubs and events that cater to them

As more women hit the roads and trails for recreation and sport, clocking some impressive times in competitions, Kunming is keen to host a female-only half marathon

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The Alice in Wonder Trail 2016 in Dujiangyan is a women-only trail race cum cosplay party. Photo: Da Shu
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Pavel Toropov

Pavel Toropov

Involved in competitive sport since the age of four, after completing a PhD in Ecology, Pavel worked in Colombia, Brazil, the UAE, South Korea and China. His love of outdoors sees him setting courses for ultra-marathons in Bhutan, powder skiing in Japan and guiding tourists to both the North and South Poles. He also crossed South America by bicycle, pedalling over 12,000 kilometres, alone. A former competitive distance runner, Pavel speaks English, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and French and supports AFC Wimbledon, his local football club.