After a successful TNF100 campaign the next agenda on our list was to eat and freshen up! Who needs rest after a hundred kilometers of trail? 😛
What I love about Baguio City was that practically everywhere was just a ride away—a taxi ride away! After freshening up back at our transient home (via taxi of course, we had our daily quota of walking done already) we were once again on our way back to Burnham Park to eat (try the Bulalo and barbecue right behind the park) and then watch the awarding ceremonies.
I would like to congratulate our friends who not only conquered their respective races but also had a podium finish: Nao Checa and Odessa Coral, 7th and 9th Female 100K, respectively; Jairuz Agang-ang, 10th Male 50K; Joyce Pacquing and Carly Dizon, 4th and 9th Female 50K, respectively.
Congratulations as well to all my “kabsat” as well:
100K: Wilnar Iglesia • Chris Cornejo • Ric Cabusao, Jr. • Isko Lapira • Ronald Declarador • Jonel Mendoza • Pat Alcomendas • George Dolores
50K: Rhoderick Guieb • Rodel Cuaton • Ellen Encinares • Tracy Carpena • Ellen Castillo
Indeed this year’s TNF100 is one of the most organized races I’ve ever had and certainly one that would be remembered for its epic difficulty. It was a Very Good race on a perfect location with excellent routes. My verdict: 4.5/5.
Last Supper: Slaughter
Fast forward to dinner. By its reputation and curious name, we arrived at this place:
Monday, April 26, 2010, our last day in beautiful Baguio. Since we only had time for a few stops we opted to go to the market first to buy some souvenirs (aside from Ube and Strawberry Jam, Peanut Brittles from Pangasinan are excellent!) and then have lunch near our bus terminal, where another pleasant surprise awaited us.
Baguio City is definitely one of my favorite destinations in the country so far. It is probably the most tourist-friendly city I’ve been to in the Philippines and the weather is simply excellent. I sure hope though that nature will always be a part of this beautiful city. I’ll be looking forward for my next visit!
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TNF100 2010 Chronicles: