It was another sleepless race—that’s one of the downsides of having an out of town race. But it doesn’t matter—what matters is that after two years, I’ll be back onto one of my favorite trail routes of all time: the lahar fields of Mt. Pinatubo!
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Road races in the Philippines are already at par with the world’s best, but ultramarathon trail races are still way behind, especially when it comes to Aid Stations, and especially if you compare it with this one at around km 21 of The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® – Saint Gervais, Les Contanimes and Notre Dame:
This race is definitely one for my bucket list!
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2010 was the year running took a backseat from my list of activities, but in between my great hiatus there were some interesting events that transpired. Here’s a look back at how 2010 was for me:
The highlight for the first month of 2010 was my return to running with a 50K test run of the Bataan Death March (BDM) Ultramarathon (first 50K of the actual route).
Tags: Aklan, Anniversary, ASEAN, Baguio, Bataan, Bataan Death March, BDM102, Benguet, Bohol, Boracay, Camarines Sur, Cebu, Gold's Gym Institute, Human Kinetics, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Mt. Pinatubo, Mt. Pulag, Running, Singapore, The North Face, TNF100, Travel, Ultramarathon, Zambales
“Everyone can run on the road, but not everyone can endure the trail.” That’s what The North Face Thrill of the Trail stands for, and for this leg the series finally landed in the Visayas via Bohol.
Tags: Alona Beach, Ayala Center Cebu, Baclayon Church, Basilica of Sto. Niño, Bohol, Bohol Bee Farm, Butterfly Conservation Garden, Cebu, Cebu City, Cebu City Hall, Cebu Provincial Capitol, Colon Street, Danao, Fireflies Kayaking at Abatan River, Firsts, Heritage of Cebu, Hinagdanan Cave, Loboc River Cruise, Magellan's Cross, Race, Running, Tagbilaran City, The Chocolate Hills, The North Face, Thrill of the Trail, TNF, Trails, Travel, Visayas
After five days and five nights in Bohol and Cebu, it’s now back to reality. With tons of photos and a few videos to process, not to mention heaps of emails to read and respond to (both from work, media relations, personal messages, etc.) I can’t begin to imagine how to start sharing those wonderful adventures I’ve had! Well this is me attempting to give you some idea what happened with my grand adventure vacation:
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This weekend is one of the busier weekends as far as running is concerned: five races are simultaneously held, two of which are in Bohol! Beginning with Metro Manila: the FINEX Run in SM Mall of Asia, The FS Run is Bonifacio Global City, and The Green Mile in Ayala Alabang. Elsewhere, in Bohol, there’s the Tagbilaran leg of the National MILO® Marathon, and The North Face Thrill of the Trail in Danao. It’s probably the same time that I saw two races simultaneously held in a province.
The North Face Thrill of the Trail series is back with a vengeance, and this time around it landed on the island of Bohol:
Traverse 12 chocolate hills and cross 2 rivers as you experience the Thrill of the Trail in Bohol – The North Face Philippines via Facebook
As the name implies this is a trail running event with two distances to choose from: 11K and 22K. Because of its impact on the trails slots are limited to a combined total of 20 slots per branch for all distances. Registration is until August 20, 2010 or until the slots are filled up (whichever comes first) and costs P500 (Metro Manila, P350 Provincial) for all distances. You may register at the following sites:
The North Face
SM City Cebu; SM City Cagayan De Oro; SM City Davao; SM City North EDSA; SM Mall of Asia; Shangri-La Mall; Glorietta 4; SM Megamall
Bonifacio High Street; Ayala Center Cebu
Res Toe Run
Dumaguete; Ayala Center Cebu
The race is on September 12, 2010 which starts at Danao Municipal Hall and ends in the vicinity of E.A.T. Danao. Race kits can be claimed from September 1 to 11, 2010 on your respective points of registration (make sure to keep your registration receipt).
For more information on this event visit http://www.thrillofthetrail.ph/bohol-trail-running. Photos courtesy of The North Face Philippines.
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Yes, you read it right, runningpinoy is on print! Well, sort of. One Sport Magazine, a sports and fitness events guide, has given yours truly a chance to be a contributing writer for its June 2010 issue. One Sport Magazine is a FREE magazine that covers everything sports (of course including running) and even includes an events calendar should you want to widen your horizons.
You can get your FREE copy from the following:
Sports, Fitness & Wellness Center
This month’s cover story is about the 4th Boracay International Dragonboat Festival.