More Asia Trail Girls are joining

ATG VERT with their own teams! 

Who are they?

Why are they part of Asia Trail Girls?

How do they contribute to the community? 

Fredelyn (Hong Kong)

1) Why did you Join Asia Trail Girls (ATG)?
I joined ATG as I was one of the trail running enthusiasts who love to give back to the community. To inspire, motivate, and encourage more women.. Same way that I was inspired with my Bandilang Pinas group that consist of most women working away from home when I started trail running. 

2) What do you think of the latest challenge organised by ATG?
As the widespread of the pandemic around the world, most people are seeking for how they can maintain fitness and a healthy lifestyle. The Vertical Challenge can help to  achieve this by motivating people to keep running.

3) How do you think ATG can help to encourage and support local trail runners? 

ATG could encourage and support local trail runners by sharing knowledge, experience and inviting them for motivational group training.

4) How do you think you can help ATG to promote and meet its objectives in your local trail running scene?

Being part of ATG,I could help promoting and sharing its objectives to my Filipino community. I would also like to promote trail running for everybody.

 

 

Elsa (Hong Kong)

1) Why did you Join Asia Trail Girls (ATG)?
ATG is the first group in Asia promoting gender equality and women empowerment through running. I have been living and competing in Hong Kong for over 12 years now and when I heard about the creation of this group I just immediately fell in love with the idea and really thought I could do my part! I do believe that “Individually we are one drop, together we are an ocean”

2) What do you think of the latest challenge organised by ATG?
The new ATG challenge is coming in a very sensitive, unstable and unpredictable period and will most probably spread positive vibes to all of us. It will definitely help us to forget from time to time about this reality and also it is going to be a wonderful way to encourage more people to challenge themselves.  
I personally wish to encourage more women to start running and show them that not only men can do crazy challenges!  

3) How do you think ATG can help to encourage and support local trail runners? 

ATG should create a platform where women could talk about problems they are facing when it comes to training, mental preparation, food, menstruation, chafing, hormones etc...
I really think women are extremely strong but also sensitive and need extra mental support sometimes to go through rough situation, it could also be a way to become even stronger!!!

4) How do you think you can help ATG to promote and meet its objectives in your local trail running scene?

By spreading the word in different circles and not only the trail running community. 

 

Ruth (Indonesia)

1) Why did you Join Asia Trail Girls (ATG)?

I was motivated by many talented and passionate girls who not only run for themselves but also to encourage other women to discover the beauty in trail running. I realised I should join this movement because we are in the same boat and we have the same vision - to grow the female trail running community all around Asia.


2) What do you think of the latest challenge organised by ATG?
Perhaps, some people underestimate what this group of girls can do? Can we create something special to encourage women out there? Especially during this pandemic. When I heard about this challenge, I thought it would be tough yet fun at the same time. This challenge is so unique! 


3) How do you think ATG can help to encourage and support local trail runners? 

Beside creating articles, stories, sharing tips and being active in social media it’ll be good to plan regular shake out group runs together with an ATG ambassador; to have an online meeting to connect with each other, and to create “trail talk” video content that will be uploaded to ATG’s social media.


4) How do you think you can help ATG to promote and meet its objectives in your local trail running scene?

First, I will use my social media to promote and share information about ATG. Second, I will work with some local girls who not only have passion for trail running but also have power to influence their community in our local area. Third, I will create a group run for my local community where I will share directly what ATG and its objectives are.

Syazana (Malaysia)

1) Why did you Join Asia Trail Girls (ATG)?
To contribute in promoting the benefits of trail running for women. Trail running enhances endurance and strength and challenges coordination, agility and balance in a serene natural environment which provides relaxing and scenic views for mental health by connecting with nature, to enjoy breathtaking landscapes and to escape from the city noise. Furthermore it is also a great way to bond with the other women in trail running community to encourage and support each other. 

2) What do you think of the latest challenge organised by ATG?

ATG Vert promotes flexibility during this pandemic.


3) How do you think ATG can help to encourage and support local trail runners? 

ATG members share their trail running experiences (benefits and techniques) to create awareness and readiness to explore or/and improve in trail running sport. We also share  scenic locations through social media (Instagram, Facebook, Podcast, Youtube, blog) to attract women to participate in trail running. 


4) How do you think you can help ATG to promote and meet its objectives in your local trail running scene?

To motivate women out there to practice a healthy and active lifestyle while connecting with the beautiful nature. We also would like to promote trail running as it will also push you out of your comfort zone to boost your physical and mental strength.

 

Nikki (Hong Kong)

1) Why did you Join Asia Trail Girls (ATG)?I I joined ATG to be part of a community which encourages  and promotes all things trail running for females in Asia.  


2) What do you think of the latest challenge organised by ATG?

When I was asked if I would like to join this lastest challenge from ATG I didn’t have to think twice about it. Climbing as much elevation as possible in 10 days is going to be tough but that’s the beauty of it. I knew straight away who I wanted to ask to be on my team.  All of us are based on Lantau Island which has the best trails for getting the elevation in. I can’t wait to start.


3) How do you think ATG can help to encourage and support local trail runners? 

ATGs is a fantastic platform that can provide information through articles, meet ups and running groups to females trail runners.  It’s there to support beginners to more advance runners, from young girls to more mature runners. There are many females who feel more comfortable especially when starting out to be able to join a group and not feel intimidated, to be able to ask questions. I think what Veronika has started does this and will only get better.

4) How do you think you can help ATG to promote and meet its objectives in your local trail running scene?

Myself being a more mature runner I hope I can inspire and encourage ladies of similar age to go out and challenge themselves, to keep moving forward. To find out that they are capable of so much more then what they think they are.  ATGs is also an opportunity for me to share my experiences.  I want other females to see the benefits that come with trail running.  Doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are, just getting out there is the best thing you can do for yourself.

Jill (Hong Kong)

1) Why did you Join Asia Trail Girls (ATG)?Once Veronika told me her idea for ATG, there was no doubt I wanted to join and help.  Any group that encourages and supports women of any level in a truly accessible sport has my full support.  I found trail running after a rather lonely start in Hong Kong and have been lucky enough to be welcomed and encouraged by some of the truly phenomenal female (and male) runners in Hong Kong.  I’ve been fortunate enough to make some of my best friends through trail running. I joined ATG in the hopes of helping to foster and grow the female trail running community across Asia.


2) What do you think of the latest challenge organised by ATG?

I think this challenge is a great way to keep motivated and test our own limits.  The team format and duration of the challenge makes it easier to balance with family and work.  I think it is truly accessible to all, as you can count your walks, hikes, even the stairs you climb.  Every meter counts!  If you’ve never done one of the peaks in Hong Kong and you’ve always wanted to, this is a great chance to give it a go!


3) How do you think ATG can help to encourage and support local trail runners? 

I think by connecting women trail runners across Asia we can all learn from each others experiences and knowledge. I am hoping that when we can travel again, we can have a network. Ideally in every place you go, you can reach out to another female trail runner who can suggest you a local route and maybe even take you for a run! Maybe even more female only trail runs and races, check points staffed by the men, of course! 

4) How do you think you can help ATG to promote and meet its objectives in your local trail running scene?

I’m hoping when social restrictions ease, I can host some beginner runs on Lantau.  Never done Sunset or Lantau peak? Let’s do it together.

Asia Trail Girls