Sunday, September 08, 2013

TNF100 - The North Face 100km race report

I'm always fails to write my race report. So this round, try to write it while my memory still fresh. This round, i'm hardly took photos during my running as im so busy battling with the uphills and never ending hills again and again! 

On Friday evening, after dinner at 6pm, went back to hotel and try to sleep. Slept from 8am until 12am then get ready. This is 100km, not much mandatory items compared to my February 2013 (H1 ultra run, which i have not blogged about it) I felt much relax, as less things to put into the hydration pack. 

We went out around 1:30am. Lucky us, we managed to get taxi to the starting venue, Camp John Hay. The sky was like going to rain, can few rain drops, but it's never become heavier while im keep put on and off my TNF Hyvent jacket. so finally decided not to wear it. 

Before start let me list down my running gear from top until bottom: 
1. Headlamp Petzl Nao 
2. Salomon red cap 
3. 3 Buffs - Ah! so bad luck, i realized my HK100 buff was missing after im back to hotel ! Grr... 
4. SKINS top compression and TNF blue color event T-shirt 
5. LineBreak compression pant 
6. Injinji toe sock 
7. New Balance MT1010 trail shoe. 
8. Salomon S-lab 12 hydration pack. 

Once we were at race venue, all runners have to go though mandatory checking. The race started at 3.00am. While we were waiting

4 of us, Malaysians joining 100KM category before flag off. 
Beside that, we have 1 common thing in us! Can you spot what's that? hehe... 

The starting point ! 

Shine and me with our Philippino ultra runner friends. 

Wonderful mountain! 

this photo taken somewhere after 50KM, before the sky become dark! 
I enjoyed my Pepsi ! 

See the tower on top of mountain?? That's where we going to climb over it! 

Ok. Not really a detailed race report as its happens on April, now already 5 months lapse. some of the memory blur. But on the particular section, its already become a permanent mark inside my heart which i'm asking myself now how do you do it ! 

It's my first ever longest 100KM Ultra Trail race event which i took 29 hours plus to complete it whereares my previous 100KM races about 26 to 23 hours. 

Will i back to TNF Philippines next year? Will i? it's million dollar question that i keep asking myself. 

Shall share in my next entry on particular experience while I'm together with other ultra runners concur the A6 to A7 point! 

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