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A tough test for runners in the mountains of Chiang Rai

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A tough test for runners in the mountains of Chiang Rai

 

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Photo: Tourism Authority of Thailand

 

The ‘Singha Ultra-Trail Chiang Rai 2018’ returns for its second edition this year on October 19-21 in Chiang Rai.

 

Organized jointly by the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Singha Corporation, the event focuses on jungle running and will have participants make their way through the jungle and, for some, up Chiang Rai’s famous Doi Mae Salong mountain, with plenty of fresh air and abundant nature to enjoy. 

 

Singha Ultra-Trail Chiang Rai 2018’s biggest challenge is the longest trail of 220 km that starts on October 19 at 06.00 hrs. and which has a cut-off time of 60 hours. A 122-km run starts on October 20 at 06.00 hrs. with a cut-off time of 36 hours, while a 66-km run also starts on the same day at 20,00 hrs. and for which the cut-off time is 22 hours.

 

On October 21 a 38-km run starts at 06.00 hrs. with a cut-off time of 10 hours, while the last race is a 20-km run starting the same day at 06.30 hrs. with a cut-off time of six hours.

 

All races start and finish at Singha Park Chiang Rai. Runners will pass through many local places along their way and see the local lifestyle. 

 

For further information, see https://teelakow.com/en/event/ultra-trail®-chiangrai

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/Travel_log/30356016

 
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Lets hope that this team manage the suport logistics better than the Chonburi Team last weekend. I suspect that they will.

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Also this weekend is the Nan Ultra Trail. Athletes who complete these events, even if mainly walking, show amazing endurance. Quads are burning after so much ascent and decent. Respect.

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On 10/17/2018 at 10:54 AM, villagefarang said:

All Singha Park events are well run by professional organizers.  My wife did a 10 km run there last month and is signed up for the 20 km run this weekend.  No need to be cynical about the organization or the weather, though it does look like there is rain in the forecast.  It is really great to see so many running and cycling events being organized and the turnout is really amazing.😊

I'm doing the Singha Obstacle course in Chiang Rai early December. Great event. Very disappointed they cut the 16km option though. Stuck with only the 8km now.

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I'm doing the 20k on Sunday. Have to make it fast as have a flight to BKK - VN directly after in afternoon. Will be interesting.

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Pleased to report my wife is home safely and brought a couple friends to spend the night.  There was indeed plenty of Singha water as well as fresh fruit, fresh coconuts, and lots of food at the finish.  They even gave away cans of beer as gifts.  Lots of photos and information on FaceBook for those who are interested.

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