Hoka Trail 201

Hoka Trail 201 – Photo by Glairold Recella

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

Pacers – Photo by Glairold Recella

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.

Trail Village

Trail Village – Photo by Vanessa Tagaro

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.

Lightwater Booth – Photo by Vanessa Tagaro

Trail Talk

Noy Gentoleo talks about race gear. – Photo by Glairold Recella

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.

Joseph Sibal talks about race preparation – Photo by Glairold Recella

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.

JC Igos shares some insights on trail etiquette. – Photo by Glairold Recella

Trail Run

Waterfalls – Photo by Joreb Valdez

The participants were separated in 3 waves (Fast, Moderate and Walkers).   We’ll let the photos tell the story of Hoka Trail 201

Chasing Waterfalls – Photo by JC Igos
Fast Wave – Photo by JC Igos
Si Malakas – Photo by Glairold Recella
at si Maganda – Photo by Glairold Recella
Fast – Photo by Glairold Recella
Torrent – Photo by Glairold Recella
Torrent – Photo by Glairold Recella
Evo Jawz – Photo by Glairold Recella
Mr. Amihan – Photo by Glairold Recella
Mamaw Republic – Photo by Glarold Recella
Ahon – photo by Joreb Valdez
Welcome to my Hacienda – Photo by Joreb Valdez
Isa pa!!! – Photo by Joreb Valdez
Team Buffet – Photo by Joreb Valdez
Pacers – Photo by Joreb Valdez
Moderate – Phot by Joreb Valdez
Team Smart – Photo by Glairold Recella
I’m Shy – Photo by Glairold Recella
Ok!!! Photo by Glairold Recella
Naima – Photo by Glairold Recella
Walkers – Photo by Vanessa Tagaro
Banayad lang – Photo by Vanessa Tagaro
Table Top – Photo by Vanessa Tagaro
It’s a sunny day – Photo by Vanessa Tagaro
Softdrinks Break – Photo by Vanessa Tagaro
Start them young. – Photo by Vanessa Tagaro
Youngest Runner – Photo by Vanessa Tagaro.
SMiiiilllee- Photo by Vanessa Tagaro
The Legend!!! – Photo by Vanessa Tagaro
Just Run – Photo by Vanessa Tagaro
Gubat – Photo by Joreb Valdez
Noy. – Photo by Joreb Valdez
Action Shot – Photo by Joreb Valdez
Yes – Photo by Joreb Valdez
Muscles – Photo by Joreb Valdez
Pila Pila lang – Photo by Joreb Valdez
Hokaaa!!!! – Photo by Joreb Valdez
Sweet – Photo by Vanessa Tagaro
Jun!!! – Photo by Vanessa Tagaro
Ngiting Busog – Photo by Vanessa Tagaro
Walkers Wave – Photo by Vaness Tagaro
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Post Author: Franc Ramon

Franc Ramon is a Marathoner, Mountaineer and a Duathlete. He has adopted the fitness lifestyle since mid-2010 and loves sharing them in his personal blog http://francramon.com . While he's not on the trails, the road or on an adventure, he spends his time in the finance field.

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