Hoka Trail 201 gave about 200 runners a mix of talks and runs at the scenic Timberland trails at the resumption of Trail Academy. Class T201 was complete with top-notch speakers, a feel good run and a trail village for the everyone.
Hoka Trail 201
After two successful stagings in Baguio City, Trail Academy holds its first class in Timberland Heights for Hoka Trail 201 last September 22, 2018. Class T201 was the biggest so far with about 200 participants learning from the talks and appreciating the scenic views along the runs. Trail Academy has been a joint project by Pinoy Trails, Active Pinas and Team Malaya. The Manila leg presented by Pinoy Trails with Hoka One One as Title Sponsor.
The participants also enjoyed the trail village. Hoka One One showcased their latest line of trail products like the Speedgoat 2 Mid WP, Torrent, ATR Stinson 4. They also offered discounts and deals for the participants. There was also booth for Lightwater, Vitamin Boost ane Emco Musli, where participants got free drinks and cookies after the run. Timberland Sports & Nature Club also had a booth for food for the participants.
Amihan and Pinoy Trails also had booths for merchandise and advance registration for STAR Trail Challenge and Amihan 50. Samahang Mananakbo ng Smart and Smart Mountaineering Club handled the registration and the baggage. The participants were also able to grab some Del Monte after the race and had the chance at the raffle items, including the grand prize of a Hoka Shoes.
Hoka Trail 201 program proper started at around 6:30 am. Franc Ramon of Pinoy Trails welcomed the participants and shared briefly the history of Trail Academy. Rons Nebre of Timberland Heights then shared the future plans on the trail routes for runners inside Timberland. Leo Libuna of Hoka One One Philippines also had a short talk about the brand.
Noy Gentoleo, who’s been a regular podium finisher on trail and ultra races, started the discussion with a talk on proper running gear from shoes to hydration. Joseph Sibal, who recently completed the prestigious UTMB race, gave a talk and also a small souvenir bookmark on race preparation. JC Igos, an accomplished road and ultra athlete, also gave a short talk on trail etiquette and the environment.
The participants were separated in 3 waves (Fast, Moderate and Walkers). We’ll let the photos tell the story of Hoka Trail 201