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Apr 21 / 2017

Pain for a whole week but still fond trail memories - Lee

Lee goes to extreme cost cutting measures for true love

Foot pain for whole week after my 1st race - deeply fond of trail running since then!

An ambitious teenager runner, David Lee, shares how much he love trail running and hopes to perform beyond current results in the C3fit Bonaqua Action SPRINT Trail Series.

Can you image a person who gets addiction to trail run that he would like to reduce social activities to save time for training, reduce daily cost to save money for joining competition…It seems a little crazy, but David Lee, a 19-year-old local runner is just like this.

As a student, races entry fee is expensive to David, so he has to skip some social activities to save money. Because of studying, he gets up at 5:00am for training every morning, and participates in a lot of races every weekend.

Although some friends can’t understand him and lose touch with him, he still believes that true friends will support his lifestyle, and some of them will start running under his influence. David said: "I often encourage some friends to run with me, I tell them the differences between trail running and road running. I usually encourage them with a white lie, such as, I tell them we will arrive the destination soon, but in fact it is still far away. As my expectation, some friends fall in love with trail running now! "

Talking about how he got into running, he said: "I started to run when I was primary five, I used to run longer than my classmates, if others run 100 meters, I usually run double." When David was in the secondary school, he was affected by his primary schoolmate Zhao, participated his first long-distance race and got a good result.

" It was my time to join a 30km trail race so I got foot pain for a whole week after the race but I was deeply fond of trail running since then ", said David. Being encouraged by Zhao, he participated in the competition or to assist in the races. David made friends with many runners and built a team for young runners last year, he said: “It’s my honor to be a leader and I hope I can learn more with this group of like-minded partners.”

“Crazy David” participated in four Action Asia races and racked 4th place in the races, he hoped to obtain a better result that beyond 4th place in the coming race.
When you are young, you should be crazy and keep running!

一個人能喜歡越野跑到什麼程度呢?可以為了比賽訓練拒絕朋友們的邀約;可以為了存錢報名節衣縮食。19歲的David就是這樣一名對越野跑近乎“癡狂”的跑手,周圍的朋友甚至稱他是“瘋子”。可是他毫不在意,並說,自己就是這樣一個越野狂人。


還是名學生的David沒有太多收入來源,為了儲錢報名較貴的比賽,他省去了大部分社交活動,將生活的大部分精力都放在了越野跑上。每天早上五點,David就起身去跑步,每個星期六、周日也會參加比賽。


儘管因為全身心投入在比賽和訓練上,造成自己和一些社交圈脫離,但他仍然堅持這份熱愛。因為他相信,真正的朋友也會理解他的生活方式,甚至在他的影響下和他一起跑步,認可越野跑帶來的幸福感。David說:「我經常鼓勵一些朋友和我一起跑,我會告訴他們越野跑和普通跑的分別,有什麼特定的技巧。每次我都會騙他們跑半個鐘,但其實是兩三個鐘,上到山我會鼓勵朋友還差少少就到終點,但其實還很遠。不過因為這樣我曾騙了幾個朋友現在跑越野跑,他們也很喜歡跑完的成就感!」


童年時期的David就表現出對跑步的熱愛,他說:「我在小學五年班開始跑步,當大家選擇跑100米的時候,我會選擇200米。到中學的時候,小學同學招智洋(招仔)的影響下,我參與了第一場長跑,獲得了我第一個跑步奬項,之後就開始我了的長跑之路。」


而愛上越野跑,也與這名朋友密切相關。三年前David第一次報名參加越野跑,毫無經驗的他第一次就嘗試了30公里。對於初次嘗試者來說,30公里對身體和心理都是個極大的挑戰。David坦言,在那次比賽完結後,自己的腳痛了一整個星期。也許是本來對跑步的熱愛,這次經歷卻讓他深深喜愛了越野跑,他說:「我認為越野跑和路跑不一樣,這種魅力深深吸引我。」自此以後,好友招仔亦時常邀請David一起參賽或者去比賽現場輔助他,並介紹他認識了更多越野圈的跑手。


如今,在越野跑這項運動領域,David已不再是名新手,加入了North Face Explorers隊伍,還自己成立了一個青年人跑會“逆瘋”,擔任團長。從剛開始抱著完成全程的心態參賽,到現在,每一次參賽都力求獲得更好的成績,David已經是名經驗頗豐的跑手。
越野狂人迄今為止參加過4場動感亞洲舉辦的越野賽,巧合的是,每次他都獲得了第四名。對於今次的比賽,他說:「最大的願望就是不要再第四名,一定要取得更好的成績!」
年輕,就是要瘋跑,要張狂!

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