An Interview With Our Brand Ambassador Jeffrey Budin
1. When did you start your 1st Ultra race? What encouraged you to do so?
I started ultra races on early 2017. My first race is Tioman Challenge (SASTIEC) 50km. My first 100km is The Magnificent Merapoh Trail (TMMT).
I love trail because I love nature. When I am out there training, I feel at home, I feel like at my hometown, maybe because I grew up at the inland area.
2. What are your most memorable race(s)? Why?
My most memorable race is definitely RINJANI 100. The trails are cruel and the elevation haunted me, but scenery is superb. It is the toughest race I ever joined. And the sweetest thing is I am the 1st Malaysian to finish RINJANI 100km 2018.
3. What are your personal advice or the newbies going into ultra-races?
Energy and endurance is important for ultra races and it can be gained through consistent training. However, the most important advice from me is the spirit and having strong mental strength to finish the ultra races.
4. As part of "The Dream Chaser", in your own words explain how you contribute to the ultra-running community?
I wish to be a good example and able to inspire other ultra runners.