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…

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…

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…

Bataan Death March Test Run News Flash

Just a quickie post about the great adventure we had with Bataan Death March Test Run last Saturday, January 23, 2010.  There were 70 participating runners, 54 of which successfully completing the 50K test run from Mariveles to Abucay, Bataan.  Surprisingly I was able to finish 16th overall despite the heat (beginner’s luck?).  The complete…

Guide to an Eight-Hour 50K Ultramarathon

On Saturday, January 23, 2010, the second running of Bataan Death March (BDM) 102 Kilometer Ultramarathon will be having its “test run” for participants to familiarize themselves with the first half of the infamous route which will be faced on D-Day in darkness.   The route will be from Km 0 in Mariveles, Bataan to…