Camp Amihan brought Trail Academy back in the yellow trail of Camp John Hay in Baguio City last September 22, 2019. It was another fun and intimate round of camping, trail talk and run in the chill climate of the City of Pines,
Trail Academy is back to where it all began last year in Camp John Hay, Baguio City. With the concept of providing a value-added trail experience at zero or minimal cost to the participants, Trail Academy has gone a long way.
- Hoka Trail 101, Camp John Hay, Baguio City, May 13, 2018
- Brooks Trail 102, Camp John Hay, Baguio City, July 15, 2018
- Hoka T201, Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal, September 22, 2018
- Hoka Shakeout Sessions, Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal, May 12, 2019
With a participants base of 100 to 200+ runners per session, Trail Academy has slowly helped grow the community with its mantra that, “The Trail is for All.”
Camp Amihan resumed the trail semester for Trail Academy last September 22, 2019 at Camp John Hay in Baguio City with another round of an intimate trail talk and run. Camping was also offered as another outdoor option last September 21, 2019.
The latest staging was blessed with great weather after being foggy, cloudy and rainy for the past few days. After registrations, the talks were now in session after the opening remarks by Franc Ramon of Pinoy Trails. Don Santillan of Active Pinas led the discussion that covered the following topics:
- Avoiding Common Running Mistakes
- All Weather Running
- Training Secrets and Racing Hacks
- Power of Positive Thinking on Races
Camp Amihan is presented by Trail Academy with Amihan Sports Gear as the title sponsor and supported by Amego, Lightwater, Vitamin Boost, Gu, Brooks, Drymax, Pinoy Trails, Coros and Active Pinas with John Hay Management Corporation and CJH Development Corporation as venue partner. For the price of P450, each runner had an Amihan Shirt, Cap and a Jade Belt. The event also launched Amihan’s new vest, The Samat and Amihan’s Flagship Race Amihan 50 Trail Ultra.
After the talks, comes the run. The group was divided between the walkers and the runners (moderate). Each group even had their own cheer before the start of the run. The run stretch had several pit stops for hands on discussion on different approaches to the trail. The runners took the different areas of the Yellow Trail and had Lightwater, Vitamin Boost, Pan de Sal and Coffee after the run.
We’ll let the photos of Cesar Leona Lesena Jr and Don Santillan of Active Pinas to tell the story.