Consistent with its dedication to empower individuals to steer a lifetime of ardour and play, Salomon is thrilled to announce the return of the highly-anticipated version of the Salomon Xtrail Occasion within the Philippines. Dubbed because the Salomon Epic Path Weekend, this yr’s Salomon Xtrail Run introduces an all-new race sample that may definitely check the bounds of probably the most devoted path runners within the nation. Enter the ULTRA50, the most recent class at this yr’s race which would require its individuals to overcome 5 totally different mountains in Sierra Madre.
For the previous seven years, Salomon Xtrail Run has provided two grueling race classes which proceed to draw hardcore athletes and fanatic alike who usually are not afraid to transcend their limits. This yr, in a tenacious bid to raise the sport and uphold its slogan of being “#1 in Path Operating”, Salomon ups the ante of path operating as soon as once more because it gives three totally different races with various levels of depth in a single explosive weekend. The ULTRA50 now joins the roster of grueling race classes at this yr’s Salomon Xtrail Run which additionally consists of the Xtrail Run and the Xtrail Youngsters Race.
For this yr’s installment, the races might be held at The Glades in Timberland Heights in San Mateo, Rizal. Pegged as the right gateway to an epic outside journey, this yr’s race venue boasts of blazing trails to the Sierra Madre mountain vary together with new trails that have been particularly constructed for the race within the collaboration with the locals.
The Final Check
A testomony of Salomon’s dedication to raise the path operating expertise, the Extremely50 class is an unimaginable alternative for seasoned path runners to check their limits. An unique course with three,300-meter elevation achieve and loss that has been designed by credible path runners whose accolades embrace UTMB, UTMF, and Fats Canine 120 Miles, members of this class are urged to not underestimate this new route.
Far out of your odd path loop round Wawa Dam, the brand new full loop of the Extremely 50 class begins from The Glades at Timberland Heights in San Mateo, Rizal and can cowl six areas which embrace Purro, Campananan, Malemod, Ayaas, Parawagan, and Maarat. Consisting of 80% single monitor, 20% gravel/dust street, hearth trails, and a few river crossings, the route will cowl paths, ridges, and trails which have by no means been utilized in some other race in addition to previous native trails which were forgotten due to newer and wider trails.
Efficiently finishing this race inside the cut-off will earn path runners the distinguished honor of being one of many pioneers of what might be thought-about as probably the most difficult 50-kilometer races within the nation. Nevertheless, given the extent of problem of the Extremely 50, members of this class shall be required to take part in a qualifying race or present proof of getting accomplished a 21okay Path Run.
Solely races held between January 1, 2018 and April 21, 2019 or previous to the time limit of the registration will probably be thought-about. The qualifying races thought-about embrace – however aren’t restricted to – the Salomon Xtrail Races, Rizal Mountain Run, Clark to Miyamit Race Collection, Cordillera Mountain Extremely, Be Path Prepared Races, KOTM Race Collection, Mapawa Race Collection, Tawid Mountain Marathon, and Akyathlon.
Paths for Play
Aside from the brand new Extremely 50 class, this yr’s Xtrail Occasion returns with its signature classes however in fact, bringing with it an entire new degree of problem. For the Xtrail Run classes, which embrace the 32km, 24km, and 17km divisions, members can anticipate a path that contains a good mixture of broad hearth roads, single tracks, foot paths, and ruts. The paths, although runnable, will go up or down with little to no flat terrain.
Numerous wildlife are to be seen alongside the paths. With no scarcity of views, runners of this class are in for a difficult but breathtaking expertise. An unique course with 1900-meter elevation achieve and loss, members are likewise reminded to not underestimate the route because it consists of 80% single monitor, 20% gravel/dust street, hearth trails, and a few river crossings. The areas that shall be coated by this path are Purro, Casile, Amianan, and Maarat.
As security is of paramount significance for the Salomon Xtrail’s Race Committee, safety measures and laws can be imposed to make sure the security of the runners earlier than, throughout, and after the occasion. These embrace requiring a compulsory gear for the runners. For the 50okay and 32okay races, individuals should have a fully-charged and operational cell phone, water service with a quantity of a minimum of 1,500mL, reusable water cups, whistle, headlamp or flashlights with at the least eight hours of cost, a poncho or rain jacket, and P1,000 to cowl the transportation bills of the runner again to the end line.
Within the occasion of an emergency, Salomon teamed up with Staff Rescue eight, an area first responder group which can be stationed in any respect help stations in addition to with the Landcruiser of the Philippines Off-road Membership to ferry provides, volunteers, crew, and runners who can not keep it up with the race. In the course of the race, quite a few marshals will likewise be stationed alongside the course whereas every runner have to be checked in and checked out of all of the checkpoints. All cut-off occasions may also be strictly enforced whereas runners who return to the checkpoint after the cut-off-time can be pulled from the run.
The Salomon Xtrail Occasion additionally takes satisfaction in being a inexperienced run. As such, disposable water cups will probably be prohibited in the course of the race. Help stations won’t present disposable water cups to guard the path and the setting. The help station crew may even be suggested to not serve any drinks until runners current reusable water bottles or containers.
members are invited to register till April 17, 2019 at www.salomonxtrailpilipinas.com.ph. All collaborating runners will obtain a Salomon Technical Jersey, a Salomon Trucker Cap, in addition to present gadgets from the occasion sponsors. In the meantime, those that end inside the cut-off time will obtain a Mountain Run Finishers medal in addition to a finisher’s shirt for the Extremely 50 runners.
Gear Up for the Final Path Problem with Salomon
In good timing for the upcoming Salomon Xtrail Luzon 2019, Salomon introduces its newest number of core path operating collections which embrace new variations of the S/LAB, SENSE, and SPEEDCROSS footwear together with new vary of progressive attire, gear, and equipment – all of that are made to help runners as they endure probably the most arduous trails.
Developed with Francois D’haene, the S/LAB SENSE ULTRA 2 is an embodiment of the bodily and psychological preparation needed for ultra-distance racing. With a pair that blends long-distance consolation, exact match, and grip with a graphic remedy that expresses the totally different levels of an Extremely-run, runners can belief that the ULTRA2 will assist cause them to their Extremely objectives.
Three issues are essential for prime endurance runners – light-weight, precision, and floor really feel. Taking these into consideration, the S/LAB SENSE 7 SG ushers in a return to the roughly 200g benchmark however retains all the required components to make it an athlete favourite. Sustaining its floor filter and exact foothold, the footwear contains a lowered weight by optimizing the lugs, integrating the sockliner, and making the heel counter radically minimalist. Boasting of a match that’s higher than ever, the SG model pushes the boundaries additional with bigger sole lugs to permit for extra spacing when traversing moist and delicate surfaces.
Probably the most widespread challenges of path operating is the unpredictability of the climate. The subsequent neatest thing is to sport footwear that’s specifically designed to carry out towards the perils of muddy, moist, and slippery trails. With its decreased weight and up to date tread design, the S/LAB SPEED 2 guarantees to offer path runners with the required grip they should keep on monitor. Equally reliable for tender path circumstances with its monster grip, light-weight, and highly-cushioned design is the long-lasting SPEEDCROSS four.
For runners who’re looking out for footwear that may stay as much as their endurance, the SENSE RIDE 2 with its notable cushioning, 8mm heel drop, and confirmed match shall give runners the arrogance and help to push the mileage and conquer the paths for hours on finish.
Salomon’s latest choices additionally embrace quite a lot of trail-ready attire that bear probably the most cutting-edge know-how in outside athletic put on. Constructed for max mobility, the AGILE 5” SHORT for males options an elastic draw twine for hassle-free changes whereas its centered and zippered again pocket present quick access to necessities whereas preserving them safe. To assist runners keep seen, the shorts additionally bear reflective particulars. On different hand, equally mild, breathable, and stretchable is the AGILE 2IN1 SHORT for ladies which guarantees supreme consolation on the paths. A part of the S/LAB modular system, value testing too is the superlight S/LAB SHORT four” OUTER SHORT for males.
Additionally obtainable in Salomon’s newest line of attire is the S/LAB SENSE TEE for males, which retains runners dry and recent as they pierce via the tracks. There’s additionally the AGILE SS TEE for males, a light-weight and technical shirt with breathable mesh gussets underneath the arms for max consolation. The AGILE SS TEE additionally bears 360° reflective particulars to allow runners to take advantage of out of the day. For the ladies, Salomon presents the XA TANK, a superlight, race-inspired tank that’s versatile sufficient for quite a lot of summer time actions whereas the XA TEE is a high-performance operating prime that’s good for year-round exercise.
To make sure that runners are fully-equipped from head to toe, Salomon renders the identical quantity of consideration to its trail-running equipment. Minimalist in design, balanced, and super-efficient, the S/LAB SENSE ULTRA 5 SET and the S/LAB ULTRA eight SET are the last word gear stowing answer that may persuade runners to ditch the thought of a bag. Designed for efficiency with enter from prime athletes, each gear stowing options will maintain one’s necessities tight and shut. The S/LAB ULTRA eight SET is supposed for use for lengthy distances with harder circumstances.
Different equally dependable gear stowing gears are the AGILE 500 BELT SET, which is right for lengthy path runs the place agility is significant; the AGILE 2 SET, a minimalist pack for straightforward hydration on shorter runs; and the ADV SKIN 12 SET, a exact becoming carrying system for probably the most demanding endurance runs.
A pioneering mountain sports activities model, Salomon is pushed by its decades-long legacy of making the subsequent era of gears and experiences that may encourage individuals to stay a lifetime of ardour and journey. Right now, as Salomon leads on the forefront of trail-running innovation, it stays dedicated in empowering people to pursue athletic excellence via its cutting-edge merchandise and groundbreaking path operating occasions as embodied by the upcoming Salomon Xtrail Luzon 2019.
For extra details about the occasion, go to www.salomonxtrailpilipinas.com.ph or e-mail [email protected] Additionally, comply with Salomon on Fb: @salomonphilippines and on Instagram: @SalomonPH.
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