Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The TNF 100 preparation

The toughest trail run headed off to the highest city in the country for its third year! After Batangas and Sacobia, The North Face, having stayed true to its mission and dedication to getting the global adventurer to push to the extreme, pushes the Filipino outdoors-person to never stop exploring the Baguio-Benguet area. The TNF 100 presscon was held at R.O.X in Bonifacio High Street, The Fort, Taguig City on April 15, 2010.

[Note: Photos #1-2, 6-8 were taken by Dr. Marvin Opulencia, a doctor, athlete and photographer.]

In the Philippines, The North Face 100 Ultra Marathon Trail-Running Series continues to promote the true spirit of exploration in 2009. Set in the Asia Pacific, the series is a first of its kind in the region.

Running in thin air and high altitude pose as challenges even to the strongest athletes if they are more accustomed to living and training in the lowlands, hence bringing this year's The North Face 100 up to 5000-ft above sea level in Baguio City.

Following its successful 2008 debut in Batangas and the toughness of its 2009 leg at Sacobia, The North Face 100 has invited all runners to break their barriers and transcend far beyond their limits in the most anticipated off-road 100km run on April 24-25, 2010. A flurry of asphalt, dirt road, single track, and steep climbs and descents await the brave and the bold in the best thrill a trail has to offer.

TNF raffled off some goodies, and here were some of the prizes we got:

Aileen Frugal won a bag

Nika de Belen won a bag too

I was still eating when my name was called. 
It was a BIG surprise! Gosh! Look at my mouth!

The North Face 100 is one of the world’s premiere trail running ultra marathons.  This year’s TNF Thrill of the Trail, held at Nuvali in Laguna last February 2010 challenged the bravest runners to defy the terrain's unpredictable obstacles, taking adventure to new heights and push further the extent of human endurance.

Over Php300K in cash and products (across all categories: 11k, 22k, 50k solo, 100k solo) plus trophies, medals and certificates were awarded to the fastest finishers. Those running the 50k and 100k started running on April 24 at Burnham Park, while those who belonged to 11k and 22k ran on April 25 starting at Camp John Hay. According to ultramarathoner and Course Director Neville Manaois, the course was not without rolling hills, dirt tracks, and breathtaking views. So runners dared to be brave, stretched their limits, and never stopped exploring.

TNF stores are owned and operated by UniglobeTravelware Co. Inc. a member of the Primer Group of Companies, the exclusive distributor of The North Face in the Philippines.

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