Top Five Most Recommended Races in the Philippines

The Philippines, particularly Metro Manila, is just a haven for races as there’s always at least one practically every weekend.  But amongst all of these races, there are some that stood out, and here are five that I highly recommend. #5: Corregidor Marathon A race set on the historic island fortress of Corregidor, Corregidor Marathon…

My BDM102 (2011) Perspective (in Photos)

Bataan Death March Ultramarathon is currently the longest road ultramarathon in the Philippines with 160 kilometers and “classic” 102 kilometers route.  The 102K event would always be special for me as it was my first road ultramarathon and the first one beyond 100K.  Unfortunately I’m not able to run either of the two events, but…

2010 in Pictures

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: January The highlight for the first month of 2010 was my return to running with a 50K test run…

“Sophomore”

November 11, 2008 was the day “runningpinoy” was born on the web, and now two years hence the adventure continues.

2nd BDM Ultramarathon 102 (Part 5: Bonus Stage)

Last night the awarding ceremony and get together party of the 2010 BDM 102 was staged at the AFP Clubhouse for all event participants composed of runners, support group, marshals, etc.  Sir Jovie “Baldrunner” Narcise also presented to all of us his observations and assessments of the race. 2011 BDM Next year’s BDM would introduce…

2nd BDM Ultramarathon 102 (Part 4: Conclusion)

6:18AM I arrived at +Km 50 and Sam a few minutes later.  We were feeling excellent for the next half ahead, but first it was time to load up some carbs and change outfits.  Unfortunately there was no hot coffee there when we arrived but my ultra-support Ross got me one including a breakfast meal,…

2nd BDM Ultramarathon 102 (Part 3: First Half)

March 6, 2010, 9AM, our team met in a parking ground in BHS for Bataan.  Aside from the slow traffic that greeted us on our way to North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) everything was good and it had that “summer outing” feeling.  It was somehow, especially when many of us met in the resort we were…

2nd BDM Ultramarathon 102 (Part 2: Ultra-SPF)

Aside from being physically and mentally prepared you need one more thing if you were to survive Bataan Death March Ultramarathon—support—more than just the morale but actual support vehicle and crew! Rule #2: Every runner MUST have a support vehicle This is part of a series ① ② ③ ④ A year ago this would’ve…

2nd BDM Ultramarathon 102 (Part 1: Background)

Like many Filipinos, I don’t know much about the real forced death march our forefathers went through during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II.  All I know was that it was one of the darkest chapters of human history, and it should be remembered so that we are not bound to…

Dream of a Hundred and Two (in a hundred and two words)

One of the toughest ordeals I have ever faced—Bataan Death March (BDM) Ultramarathon 102—is almost here.  One hundred two kilometers of roads, one hundred two kilometers of history. One of the races I dreamt of joining when I was just doing my 10Ks is finally coming true, driven by all the love and support my…

BDM Test Run 2: Recon

February 21, 2010 together with some fellow BDM participants we returned to Mariveles, Bataan to continue where we left off from our last test run.  Most of the group weren’t able to join the previous test run so we started at +Km00. To BR: Sir could we request that you ease the rule about staying…

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…