We asked you to show your support for CALM s very own Forrest Gump  Jamie Ramsay, who, on 30th December, finished running the length of the Americas (c.17,000 km) in aid of CALM, and you did; you sent out big ups and mucho love to the scotsman in true CALM spirit nice work! Now how about jogging into central London, to the final finish line, with the man himself
Jamie will be flying back from Buenos Aires to Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport on the 10th of January 2016 and at 10am, having tied his laces and reassembled the running stroller, he will be starting the final stage of his expedition running to College Green, near the Houses of Parliament in Westminster! He says, the run will total about 30km and will be at a nice leisurely pace and I hope to arrive at College Green at approximately 3pm. If anyone would like to join me I would be thrilled to have you along for this final stage. You don t have to run the whole way if you would prefer a shorter run then come and meet us somewhere along the route or for the final bit from Hyde Park Corner. You will be able to track our progress live HERE.
If you intend to run then please let Jamie know by email on [email protected] so we have a rough idea of numbers for logistics!
To update you, Jamie did manage to increase his average daily mileage in order to get to Buenos Aires in time to spend NYE with his girlfriend (ahhhhhhhh).
The encouragement of friends, family and in-awe supporters have been what s kept him going over the past year, so let s do our bit to welcome him back to the UK in style.
There are times when the running can be overwhelming, the desert daunting or the magnitude of the whole experience just plain scary. However, while you can feel alone it is reassuring to remember that there are always people there to support you, wishing you well or helping in some way. The support I am getting from friends, family, complete strangers is amazing.
The A Taste of Antique Trail Race (ATAT) is a small event that showcases the trails of Sibalom, Antique in the Island of Panay and is expected to draw many seasoned trail runners from Antique and nearby Iloilo, Aklan, Capiz and Boracay as well as runners from Metro Manila. This trail race will be held on January 10, 2015 where the weather will be generally cool during this time and makes for a great race atmosphere. This will be Antique s first organized trail running event and will feature newly discovered trails that vary from single-track paths, dirt roads, hanging bridges and short river crossings. This will be an adventure trail run with awesome scenery that will cater to those chosen few who want a cheap race but not be bothered down with big crowds, heavy logistics, high entry fees. Here are the details of the race and a sneak peek of the trails:
A.T.A.T. : A TASTE OF ANTIQUE TRAILS RACE
RACE DAY January 10, 2016
DISTANCE 10K Trail
A.T.A.T. A Taste of Antique Trails Route 1 is a first trail running event to be organized in Antique, Philippines. It is a 10K event that will kick off from Barangay Ega a in Sibalom. The route is friendly to first time trail runners but it is composed of 15% cement road, rough/aggregate road, hill climb (muddy when it s raining), steep downhill, river crossing and the highlight would be the steel hanging bridge approximately 1.5Km from the finish line. This race is organize by the team behind The Antique Marathon.
Finisher s Shirt
The route is not so technical but is enough to give runners the real challenge of trail running. It is compose of 1.5 km cemented road before it enters another few kilometers of dirt, aggregate road with some sharp stones approaching the muddy uphills. It is advisable to wear road-to-trail running shoes. There are parts of steep descend which is so slippery especially when it rains then followed by river crossings. Expect to get wet.
Rivers are located somewhere about km 7-8. It s perfect to soak in the fresh water to freshen up those tired legs and cool down the hot body temperature. The highlight would be the steel suspension bridge or the hanging bridge. Runners are advised to walk across it as the vibration makes it hard to run especially if many runners would cross at the same time.
1. Participants below 18 years old must have their waiver signed by a parent/guardian.
2. Race bib number must be worn at all time during the race. It should be pinned in front of the running shirt.
3. Registration is non-transferable and non-refundable.
4. Finisher s shirt size are on a first-come-first serve basis. The first to cross the finish line will have the privilege of choosing his/her size base on availability.
5. Organizers maintain the right to remove any participant from the race. Injuries and medical emergencies are the utmost priority.
6. A cut off time will be strictly implemented. Runners on the course after the cut off time will be pulled out by the race marshals.
7. The race will start exactly on time. Late runners will be allowed but must still finish within the required cut off time.
8. Organizers can impose time penalties or disqualification on runners who do not follow race rules.
9. NO CHEATING! Runners are NOT allowed to ride any vehicle or take a short cut even he is not aiming for a podium finish. All runners must start and end the race exactly like all runners do.
9. All protests related to the results must be made in writing and submitted to the Race Director within 30 minutes after the official announcement of winners.
10. The organizers reserve the right to make changes at its discretion without prior notice. The organizers decision is final.
HYDRATION AND FIRST AID STATIONS
All runners are REQUIRED to bring their own hydration packs. No hydration station will be provided along the route. Hydration will be provided only at the start/finish area. There rivers and are natural spring waters sprouting along the route that runners can use to wash, bathe or freshen up. but not recommeded for drinking. Medical stations will be strategically placed along the route.
RACE BIB DISTRIBUTION
Race bib distribution will be announced through our facebook.com/antiquetrailrunning page.
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