It was 2010 when The North Face 100 (TNF100) was first staged in Baguio. It was also the last time I joined. This year, they’re returning to Baguio—and so am I! And this is my story.
The North Face 100, the Philippines’ toughest ultramarathon race is back on its third year, this time on possibly its toughest leg, Baguio City. TNF100 was always on a league on its own and with Baguio City as its stage it surely would be an adventure of a lifetime.
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…
Mount Pulag became my “date” last February 14, 2010, Valentine’s Day. It was also Chinese New Year that day so you may say there were at least two reasons that made that weekend special.
I am a runner. I am a newbie runner that once dreamt of running the distance, and eventually, a marathon. And now almost 11 months since I took that first step on my first ever race, God was gracious enough to allow me to fulfill a dream that I used to only imagine.
This is the story of my first ultramarathon trail race, TNF100. This race combines the excitement and adventure brought about by nature’s trails with the unforgiving distance of an ultramarathon—a lethal combination many are not able to endure.