Thanks to The North Face (TNF) Malaysia, we had the chance to learn about basic trail running in The North Face: Trail Run 101 Workshop with trail endurance athletes Ryan Blair (USA) and Safrey Sumping (Malaysia). The workshop was held in Dewan Bakti Siti Hasmah (theory) and Mont Kiara Trail Route (practical) last Saturday afternoon.
Photo above: Ryan and Safrey demonstrating the method of towing in team endurance race.
Ryan is one of Asia's top adventure sport athletes, Co-founder of a Group of leading outdoor companies (www.APA.co), and Director of Asia's top off-road endurance sport athlete team.
Safrey is a world-class mountain runner who grew up and lives at the base of Mt. Kinabalu, S.E. Asia’s highest mountain in Sabah. Safrey has been Malaysia's top mountain runner for several years and now is beginning to focus more on endurance trail running.
In the indoor presentation, Ryan shared his experience on equipment and gear for trail running, training strategies, injury prevention tips and nutrition & Hydration overview for training and racing
The participants also had the chance to look at the various products by TNF made for the trails.
FYI, The North Face is an American outdoor product company specializing in Men's, Women's, and Youth Jackets, Vests, Outerwear, Snowsports Gear, Pants, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Packs and Footwear. The clothing and equipment lines are catered towards wilderness chic, climbers, mountaineers, skiers, snowboarders, hikers, and endurance athletes.
Mabuhay! Some Filipino runners in the class.
One for the album. Only 50 slots were opened for the workshop and it wasn't widely publicised. According to TNF, they wanted to start small to get a more intimate session with the trainers.
Before the first session ended, it poured cats, dogs and cattles! Look at fellow runner, Jamie Pang's face. LOL!
When the rain had subsided a little, the group decided to go for the run in Bukit Kiara park.
A little bit of rain and mud won't kill ya. Heheh!
We will share more in the next post.... Stay tuned.
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