Botak Paa-tibayan: The 10-Mile Perspective

The recently completed Botak Paa-tibayan at UP Diliman could be described as an offshoot race from Botak 100 last June 28, 2009 when it was originally set but was deferred due to the Influenza A scare.  A lot of schools suspended classes then which were some of the “target audience” of the race.  Botak was…

runningpinoy’s 2009 Midyear Report

2009 is my first full year of running and with the first half completed its time to have a look back at some of my highlights for the first six months of the year. January The year started with “bi-polar” races: one was well praised and the other went in infamy.  Of course I’m referring…

Botak 100: From an “Active Spectator’s” Perspective (Part 2)

After a few kilometers within UP Diliman Campus we exited on Katipunan Ave. and found ourselves running inside a very nice subdivision.  From that point everything for me was unchartered territory—I’m glad that I have my GF405 with me to keep track on where we’re going.  Eventually we arrived at Tumana Bridge that links Quezon…

Botak 100: From an “Active Spectator’s” Perspective (Part 1)

Botak 100 was the first road ultramarathon set entirely in Metro Manila with routes spanning the cities of Marikina and Quezon City and being an “active spectator” I got to see this race from a different angle this time around. I called myself an “active spectator” during this race because unlike a normal spectator that…

Botak Paa-tibayan 100K Route

Crazy for an ultramarathon?  Botak Paa-Tibayan Takbo 100K to be held on June 28, 2009 would be one of the first road ultramarathon race in the country.  The ultra race would have a 100K solo, 100K relay (2x 50K), and a 50K solo category.  Here’s the route for the 100K: There are also sub-marathon distances…