Early morning drizzle and heavy rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of trail running fans today 10 November 2013. In fact, the wet and slippery conditions of trail provided the challenges trail runners have been anticipating for, in the 4th edition of the Malaysian Salomon X-Trail Run, with a brand new route located at Malaysia Agriculture Research and Development Institute (Mardi). Approximately 2,500 runners gathered as early as 6am to experience the new trail mapped out.
This year, 70% of the overall 10km predominantly focused on trail running. After flagged off from the starting line at 7am, runners were faced with an uphill and challenging climb. It was a true test of traction, stability and comfort for participants throughout the whole entire experience. At the same time participants are immersed within the natural greenery of MARDI Trail Forest and its outdoor environment according to Joachim Heng – Senior Marketing Communications Manager of World of Sport Malaysia.
The following were 4 categories competed and their respective winners:
Men’s Open (Age 18 & above) - En Mu hamad Affindi, clocked in after 28:46minutes
Men’s Veteran (Age 41 & above) - Mr Casey Lim, clocked in after 29:19minutes
Women’s Open (Age 18 & above) - Ms Kimberley Yap, clocked in after 31:31minutes
Women’s Veteran (Age 36 & above)- Ms Lim Hooi Kheong, clocked in after 36:09minutes
The top three winners in all categories were presented with Trophies and Salomon products worth RM1,000, RM800, RM600 respectively and also prizes from other sponsors as well. The sponsors for this event were World of Sports Malaysia, Salomon, Suunto, Bootcamp Malaysia, Perskindol and Revive.
Overall this trail was catered for runners who are gamed for an adventure and a good adrenalin pumping experience. Every year SALOMON holds this trail running event as a way of appreciating loyal X-Trail runner and Salomon brand supporters. It is also a way of recruiting new runners and retaining experienced runners. After the run, participants had opportunities to catch up with fellow runners and backdrops were set up by organisers for photo taking purposes. Participants also tested their skills on the wall climbing activity. There were also sales booths set up by sponsors to showcase their products .
For more information on the event, please log on to
www.facebook.com/worldofsportsmalaysia or https://www.facebook.com/SalomonAPACex
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