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Pre-events : The North Face products for my DMZ Trail Running race

By 2017-08-31 November 21st, 2017 2 Comments
The North Face Jose Jeuland Trail Running DMZ

The North Face Jose Jeuland Trail Running DMZ

DMZ

Within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the Northern and Southern Limit lines were created when both North Korea and South Korea moved their troops back 2km behind the Military Demarcation Line. I am very honored and privileged to be a participant in the DMZ Trail Run – running through trails that are rich in history and within the zone that is the last existing monument of the Cold War history.

DMZ Trail Running

This is the second year that the DMZ Trail Run is being held and it is symbolic in its own ways – a living testament to the meaning of peace, life, and harmony. The organizer for this race is also the organizer for the Jeju Trail Run. He has done a tremendous job of conveying accurate information to participants and ensuring the smooth-running of the event.

The North Face Jose Jeuland Trail Running DMZ

With The North Face – Singapore

As I prepare for my race in the DMZ Trail Run, I am very grateful to The North Face (TNF) Singapore for its strong support in ensuring that I am well-equipped for my race and in the right condition to strive for excellence.

Not a stranger to marathon races, I expect this race to be one of the toughest that I will encounter as it involves all sorts of terrain, ranging from roads, trails, ridges to forests. Not forgetting the probability of either mist shrouding the area, the area getting cloudy with patchy drizzle, or reduced visibility from a heavy downpour.

Having prepared myself mentally, physically, and equipped with the right gears. I am more than ready to take on whatever the race has to offer me. In this era where technology has taken over almost every aspect of our lives, having the right equipment for running is pivotal to a good running experience. A poorly-designed product will not only inhibit your training, it will also contribute to an unpleasant running experience. Mother nature is very unpredictable; thus, I rely heavily on my equipment to ensure that I can complete my race.

What I really like about TNF is that they offer so many apparels for different types of training or workout. My personal favourite is the Better Than Naked Short-sleeve Tee and Shorts. They are simply too comfortable and are definitely better than naked! It serves the essential purpose of providing comfort and breathability.

The list of products from The North Face Singapore:

Kilowatt short-sleeve tee

This extremely durable yet breathable short-sleeve tee is engineered to keep you cool and provides maximum range of motion for your exercise and outdoor activity needs. Training for endurance with burpees or embarking on your next mountain-climbing expedition? No problem.

Reactor short-sleeve crew

Ready for tough workouts and heavy rotation? This lightweight, technical crewneck tee feels as soft as cotton while drastically improving moisture management with breathable. Quick-drying panels are strategically placed down the center back and across the shoulders. The lightweight fabrics help to regulate your body temperature so that you can look hot without feeling the heat.

NSR Dual short

Train for a half marathon or achieve your first 10K run in this lightweight 7-inch stretch-woven running shorts crafted from TNF’s durable FlashDry™ stretch fabric that is also breathable. This pair of shorts comes with a built-in liner for added support. The reflective logo maximises your visibility in low-light conditions to improve your safety.

Men’s Endurus TR footwear

While footwear may be a very personal choice and we all have our own preference, I have to say that the Men’s Endurus TR, with its XtraFoam™ technology, provides superior comfort for running over long distances. Coupled with the Vibram® soles that deliver superior grip, traction, and durability on slick surfaces. You are all set to conquer the world one step at a time.

Martin wing Lt 6L

One can never go on a long-distance race without his/her trusty backpack. The Martin Wing LT 6L backpack is a runner’s best companion. The airmesh back and shoulder harness provide breathability and good ventilation while the sternum strap ensures that the backpack stays secure at all times. The reflective logo maximises your visibility in low-light conditions to improve your safety.

Renegade Polo Zinc Grey Heather

Heading out on a weekend for a casual, no-frills meal or just chilling out at a local café? Stay true to your inner sportsman and look effortlessly preppy with the Renegade Polo. The durable, seamless design prevents chafing while the FlashDry™ technology keeps you cool, dry, and more comfortable in a wide range of weather conditions and environments.

 

Mountain Tee AP – Hyper Blue

More of a tee kind of guy? Scale the heights of style with the Mountain Tee AP crew neck tee. The FlashDry™ technology keeps you cool, dry, and more comfortable in a wide range of weather conditions and environments.

And of course, everything fit into my The North Face Base Camp Duffel bag (Summit Gold/ Black) perfect which is a good fit for my traveling.

I’ll all set for the race. I just got back from Sri Lanka not long ago and like all travellers of the world, I fell victim to food poisoning for two days. Though I have not fully recovered, my passion for running, prior trainings, and metal preparations will be my main driving force for the race this weekend.

There will be few athletes (Evie, Stephanie, Kareen, Zoey) from Singapore who will be participating in the race. Additionally, I also gave received TNF t-shirt in red ‘’ SINGAPORE ‘’ which I’m proud to own for this race.

Looking forward to embarking on more races after this one.

My previous review about:
– The North Face – Running Apparel: http://www.josejeuland.com/the-north-face-product-review-part-2-running-apparel/
– The North Face – Casual Apparel: http://www.josejeuland.com/the-north-face-product-review-casual-apparel/

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Fujifilm X-photographer, Jose Jeuland is a full-time photographer and a professional endurance athlete. Starting his career as a professional triathlete at the age of 25, Jose has been competing with other professional endurance athletes in the international platform for over 15 years. A man with an achievement streak and a globe-trotter in his own unique way, Jose has traversed through various countries, competing and winning in races held in various demanding conditions. Besides being an accomplished professional triathlete, photography is also one of his many passions in life. From the sprawling green fields of his native Brittany to the dense snarl of Colombo’s back alleys, Jose’s trips are never complete without his trusted camera as his companion. Storytelling – another innate ability Jose possesses – walks his audience through his travel journeys via photographs, each frame telling an intricate story of their own. A firm believer of hard work through dedication, Jose approaches his passion for photography with the same grit – capturing life’s fleeting moments and expressions through the lens of perseverance. Jose also finds happiness in backpacking and exploring the unknown facades of new cities with his camera and connecting with the locals to document different ways of living that reflects a divergence of cultures and wildlife. In between triathlon training and exploring places far off the beaten track, Jose is currently working to produce his first photography exhibition in Singapore in 2017. With avid art collectors in mind, he will also be releasing for sale limited edition print art with numbered certificates. Jose is a French National and is married with a Singaporean wife. He is based in Singapore.

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