Celebrities share how they handled their first trail running experience

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 26, 2016 07:36 PM
Celebrities share how they handled their first trail run
After her first trail run, visual artist Anina Rubio (left) shares that the emerging sport is "a breath of fresh air".

The paved roads of the usual running spots in the Metro can become monotonous for experienced runners, so a growing interest in trail running is not at all suprising.

But with a change in terrain, a change in footwear would come in handy as well.

Actress Louise Delos Reyes and visual artist Anina Rubio, both first-time trail runners, had little trouble completing the Forest Run 2016 which was held at the La Mesa Nature Reserve last November 13.

Louise’s competitiveness to finish the 6 kilometer-run showed. With the help of her new footwear, the Merrell All Out Crush Shield, a trail running newbie like her was able to focus on her run without feeling the rocks or slipping. 

With this experience under her belt, Louise is surely game for another run, with further training of course.

Meanwhile, for visual artist Anina Rubio, the thrill and adventure trail running give is on a different level from her usual workouts in UP or Ultra. According to Anina, anyone can go trail running with the right pacing, training, and proper gear. 

Going on another trail run is definitely a go for Anina. “It’s a breath of fresh air,” she said

Part of the pack was PH Mountain App’s Miko Santos, an experienced trail runner. Miko confirms that the sport is refreshing as runners get to be rewarded by the beauty of nature as they sprint on unpaved ground. 

“Trail running is different from road running, because there are uphills and downhills in the trails,” he described. 

With the growing interest in trail running in the country, the special edition Merrell All Out Crush Tough Mudder was designed as an exclusive shoe that is built to take a beating while also providing optimal agility from start to finish. 

Featuring Tough Mudder’s logo on the outsole, it boasts multi-directional lugs great for mud-shedding and drainage and debris protection features. Clean up is easy, so you can take it from one extreme adventure to the next.  

All Out Crush Tough Mudder by Merrell emerges as the footwear of choice. Trail running provides an upclose experience with nature, challenging runners with steep, rocky, and muddy trails. Whether you’re a beginner, a pro runner, or simply a nature lover, you can enjoy trail running in different parts of the Philippines such as the Cordillera, La Mesa Nature Reserve, and Sagada to name a few. 

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