Get Ready for an Epic Relay

I was casually browsing through the pages of a fitness magazine when I stumbled upon this: You and 9 of your closest friends running day and night, relay-style, through some of the most scenic terrain North Luzon could muster.  Add in local foods, inside jokes and a mild case of sleep deprivation. The result?  Some…

Bataan Chronicles: The Test Run

Friday night, I was all set for my first trip to Bataan and while my things are ready I still was anxious about this test run since I had no decent run since returning from Singapore. Evangelion Bataan Death March (BDM) 102 Ultramarathon was a dream race for me since it started last year.  I…

Bataan Death March Test Run News Flash

Just a quickie post about the great adventure we had with Bataan Death March Test Run last Saturday, January 23, 2010.  There were 70 participating runners, 54 of which successfully completing the 50K test run from Mariveles to Abucay, Bataan.  Surprisingly I was able to finish 16th overall despite the heat (beginner’s luck?).  The complete…

TNF Thrill of the Trail 2010 Updates

Thrill of the Trail is The North Face’s trail running series event and now it comes much closer to the Metro by being staged in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.  This year it would be held on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2010 and as such a new category, Couple’s Run has been introduced.  Here are further…

Guide to an Eight-Hour 50K Ultramarathon

On Saturday, January 23, 2010, the second running of Bataan Death March (BDM) 102 Kilometer Ultramarathon will be having its “test run” for participants to familiarize themselves with the first half of the infamous route which will be faced on D-Day in darkness.   The route will be from Km 0 in Mariveles, Bataan to…

Me and My GF’s First Running Anniversary

Exactly one year ago (January 18, 2009), my GF (405) and I had our first run together, on a perfect location, in a great race.  It was during The North Face Thrill of the Trail in Nasugbu, Batangas that we got to know each other well, and what an idyllic setting it was. First Run…

TNF Thrill of the Trail 2010

From the inbox, courtesy TNF: Experience a different Valentine’s Day as The North Face brings you to the heart of Nuvali for another leg of the Thrill of the Trail running series on February 14, 2010.  11K, 22K, and an 11K Couple’s Trail Run categories are available to test Your love’s endurance!  Register at TNF…

2009: Year in Review (Part 2: The Bests and the Worsts)

Not all races are made equal and this is the time to give due credit to those that gave us great experiences.  Because of the ordeal many runners encountered during the period it was requested that penitent races also be mentioned (79% of respondents to my poll want bloggers to feature lowlights for the year). …

2009: Year in Review (Part 1: Expense)

2009 was the year running went mainstream—a lot of people are doing it, even celebrities are endorsing it.  With its popularity explosion a lot of events were staged jumping into the bandwagon.  As with the law of supply and demand running became “in-demand” so naturally mean race fees skyrocketed to all-time highs.  Here are some…