Trail Academy opens its trail calendar with Hoka Shakeout Session last May 12, 2019 with about 200 participants who got to feel the smooth rolling trails of Timberland Heights.
Hoka Shakeout Session
Hoka Shakeout Sessions opens the Trail Academy Calendar for 2019. Started exactly a year ago with Hoka Trail 101 in Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Trail Academy has combined a trail talk and an actual trail run in one. The following are also Trail Academy Events:
- Brooks Trail 102 last July 15, 2019 in Camp John Hay, Baguio City
- Hoka Trail 201 last September 22, 2019 at Timberland Heights, San Mateo Rizal
- Hoka Shakeout Sessions last December 1, 2019 at Camp John Hay, Baguio City.
Trail Academy returns to Timberland Heights for the first staging of the year with about 200 participants enjoying an enlightening talk and a feel good trail run designed especially for beginners. Hoka Shakeout Sessions is powered by Hoka One One, Runnr, Lightwater, Vitamin Boost, Emco Musli and Vitargo with Pinoy Trails, Active Pinas and Trail Academy as Co-Presentors and Timberland Heights as Venue Partner.
The day started with registration starting at 5:30 am and the talks starting at 6:30 am. Franc Ramon of Pinoy Trails gave a short introduction of the advocacy of Trail Academy and Pinoy Trails. Leo Libuna from Quorum Group of Companies gave a short introduction of the Hoka One One brand. JB Serrano of Vitargo Philippines also gave a short talk on nutrition and proper fueling during the race.
Hoka One One Ambassador and UTMB finisher Joseph Sibal (Papi Otep) gave a comprehensive talk on proper race preparation. Papi Otep has accumulated experience on several international races as well as being a fixture in the ultra distance.
Speedgoat Challenger Champion Zha Malana was up next with a talk on women on trails to chronicles the peculiarities of running on trails for women. Zha has been on fire recently on the local races with several podium finishes.
Hoka One One Ambassador Noy Gentoleo shares on how to manage training for a race while also at work. Noy has been a fixture at podium for most races in the country and he manages that with a 6 day workload. After the talks, the pacers led the warm ups before the actual run.
The runners were grouped based on different pace groups, fast, moderate and walkers wave. Each of the pace groups had to navigate Timberland’s Trails including a descent to the waterfalls, a climb at the scenic table top and a run at the rolling terrain of Roxas Loop. The runners also got Lightwater / Vitamin Boost Drinks to keep them hydrated, Vitargo for Nutrition and Emco Musli as post run snacks.
We’ll let the pictures from Active Pinas’ Joreb Valdez tell the story of the run part of the event.