Updated: Mar 25, 2022
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➥1. 𝘾𝙡𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙚 Trail running can be held every season. Runners need to prepare all necessary equipment in each race such as emergency blankets, windbreakers, etc.
➥2. 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙝 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙚 𝙡𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡 Runners need to study the distance and slope of the race to practice running along with the applied distance. It is advisable to practice more than your registered running distance, e.g. for a run at 𝟏𝟎 𝐊𝐌, you may need to practice running at 𝟏𝟓 𝐊𝐌 or use a rough calculation of the slope for every 𝟏𝟎𝟎 𝐌 of the increasing slope, the runners have to practice more 𝟏 𝐊𝐌. than your registered running distance.
➥3. 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝 One thing that you absolutely should not forget to carry with you is a medical kit (𝙁𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝘼𝙞𝙙 𝙆𝙞𝙩) in case of an emergency that can be used to provide first aid for yourself or others.
➥4. 𝙏𝙤𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙨𝙩 Each race has a safety officer on service point. The estimated application fee will be at the price of 𝟏,𝟓𝟎𝟎 - 𝟕,𝟎𝟎𝟎 baht depending on the distance. There are also travel expenses, accommodation and food expenses that runners need to plan in advance.
➥5. 𝘾𝙝𝙚𝙘𝙠𝙥𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙬𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙛𝙤𝙤𝙙 It's a good idea to know in advance where each CP of a trail is located because the CP of a trail is not as frequent as road running, which is every 𝟐 𝐊𝐌 - 𝟐.𝟓 𝐊𝐌. So, taking some foods are recommended.
➥6. 𝙀𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙜𝙮 𝙂𝙚𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙀𝙡𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙡𝙮𝙩𝙚 𝙂𝙚𝙡 Because it is long-distance running, all runners will lose their energy and electrolytes through sweat. Therefore, it is necessary to carry some 𝙀𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙜𝙮 𝙂𝙚𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙀𝙡𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙡𝙮𝙩𝙚 𝙂𝙚𝙡 which are liquid nutrients that provide energy and electrolyte so quickly.
➥7. 𝙒𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙠 There should be a water backpack to carry along the way to prevent dehydration which is a dangerous condition.
➥8. 𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙡 𝙜𝙖𝙙𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙨 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘴 𝙝𝙖𝙩𝙨/ 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙨/ 𝙩-𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙧𝙩 𝙛𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙨 A hat is to be worn to protect against rain, dew or the sun, and lights are a must-have in case the event takes place at dawn and dusk. And other compulsory devices for help such as a whistle.
➥9. 𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙡 𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙛𝙞𝙩𝙨 ✪ 𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬 It is recommended to choose a shirt and pants which are breathable and quick-drying. Shorts have the advantage of not being hot and easy to move. The long legs are the advantages of sun protection and can prevent thorns or branches. ✪ 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐬 Do select specific socks for trail running which should cover the ankle higher and has thicker fabric to reduce friction on the ankle while running up and down on steep areas. ✪ 𝐑𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐞𝐬 Do select a trail shoe in particular because it's designed for traction on uneven terrain, bumps, rocks, sand and steep slopes, and has a breathable, quick-drying fabric. Or some models have waterproof fabrics. ✪ 𝐎𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 such as goggles and buff cloth to prevent dust and sunlight, poles to help walk on steep slopes.
Studying the necessary information and well-preparing the physical body will allow runners to go through every race with confidence and safety ◢
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