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Welcome to The North Face 100 Singapore
Race day : 9th October 2010
Registration Opens 7th June 2010
The North Face 100 Singapore returns.
To those who are not familiar with TNF100, it is part of The North Face Global Endurance Races, under its The North Face 100 Asian Series. The other venues in Asia are Tokyo-Japann (tbc), Juyongguan Great Wall (Beijing), Baguio City, Philippines and Thailand (tbc). The next closest venue is Sydney (NSW), and the rest in the Grande Cache, Alberta, Canada, US (Washington, New York, San Francisco, etc), St. Martin de los Andes (Patagonia trails, Argentina), Santiago, Chile as well as the pinnacle in ultra trail at Chamonix Rhone-Alpes, Mont-Blanc, running of heaven trails in a total of 166km and 9400m of positive altitude change across France, Italy and Switzerland.
For TNF100 Singapore, there are 3 categories : 100km Solo, 100km Duo and 50km Duo. For the latter 2 categories, it could either be a open category (Men's or Mixed Gender), or Women Only category.
The 10km Solo is by invitation, and those who completed the recent Sundown Ultra in less than 10 hours may qualify. Only 20 best athletes will be selected to race, which carries through the night.
The Open Category and 100km Solo goes through the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Mandai, across the beautiful trails, by the reservoir, and etc.
Kiara Hills will be too technical if compared to these tracks, and to those who have done Genting Trailblazer need not fret, as the trails are generally rolling and wide. A good collection of boardwalks, grass, tarmac, dirt, boulders, (killer) hill, etc to deplete your cells. OK, enough blowing.
For Open Category, the duos are not required to run together if they so wish (as Genting Trailblazer requires you to finish together), as the total running time of each individual runners will be added to make up the total time.
Although this is a trail run, runners need to run with caps and shades (if required) as they will come through open skies and punishing sun, as the race starts well after sunrise, into the mid afternoon.
More details soon... in the meantime, you could read my adventure in doing last years TNF50 duo...