In addition to the annual points system and ranking, runners of all levels will also be rewarded for their perseverance. Every runner who completes the long distance (at least 70km) of 6 Asia Trail Master races within two years will be honoured as an Asia Trail Grandmaster in the forthcoming Hall of Fame, and receive an honourary shield or badge that can be knit on one’s sports uniform as a token of achievement. Further benefits will be announced in due course. The two-year-time limitation starts as soon as a runner has finished his first 70km+ race.
The Grandmaster shield will display one or more stars depending on the level of achievement accomplished:
As soon as a runner has achieved Grandmaster status as described above, he/she can earn more stars on his/her badge.
Note: the 2-calendar-year condition is only in place to secure Grandmaster status. Afterwards, the runner in question can take as many years as he wants to complete his next four races (6+4 = 10 career finishes) and obtain a badge featuring 2 stars.
Note 2: finishers of stage races will also get 1 point for their Grandmaster Quest
Note 3: A race of less than 70 km can still be valid for the Grandmaster Quest if the total elevation gain exceeds 4500 hm
Aleksis Capili (PHI)
Jan Nilsen (NOR)
Ina Budiyarni (INA)
Arief Wismoyono (INA)
Tahira Najmunisaa (MAS)
Isaac Yuen Wan Ho (HKG)
Lily Suryani (INA)
Ruth Theresia (INA)
Adelinah Lintanga (MAS)