The Hard As Nayls is a memorial event named after a well-known local runner and triathlete, Andy Naylor. Andy was also a friend and training partner of AMO co-founder Tim Hallworth.
Andy tragically died of a heart condition during an Ironman event. This event, named after him as the “Hard As Nayls event” is an event he would have loved.
The event is a registered charity and is aligned with AMO Sunglasses corporate philosophy is giving back to the community. The heart of the race is the family race that encourages adults and children to experience running outdoors on the trails.
AMO Sunglasses is providing prises for the event, offering a 20% event discount code “HAN20” (valid until 8 May 2016) which can be used on the AMO web shop at www.amosunglases.com. AMO co-founders will also be at the event on 30 April and 1 May 2016 and displaying their sport sunglasses so it you have any questions on sports sunglasses or their models, please feel free to approach them.
The race takes part in the breathtakingly beautiful Clear Water Bay Country Park and consists of a 42km trail and short trail/road marathon, 17km half marathon and 8km and 4km family runs. The event offers some easy running for the shorter races which are dominated by kids and families to a “hard” 42 km+ trail race and very fast 14km+ trail run.
Last year AMO co-founder Tim Hallworth competed in the 42 km trail race and said “ I looked at the course profile and distance and it did not look too hard, but the 42km course has some flat fast sections and it was a lot harder than I was expecting. It was a great course with a combination of trail and road with something for everyone.”
The profits from the event will go towards local running programs for kids, investing in the adult running scene in Hong Kong and donating money to any family who loses a loved one while participating in a running-based event or activity.
For more about this great event see http://www.hardasnayls.org/