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 series① ② ③ ④ A year ago this would’ve been…

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…