TNF100 2016 Chronicles: Outtakes

My TNF100 2016 Chronicles would not be complete without the stories behind the scenes, before and after the race.  This is also where I got to look back at the event and note my observations and lessons learned.

TNF100 2016 Chronicles: Homecoming

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 Race to Outdoor Revolution – TNF 100 2016

[Press Release] Boundaries.  They’re made to be broken.  This is the mantra of those who never stop exploring and pushing themselves to their limits.  This is the mantra of the participants of the TNF 100 2016.

Lahar Chronicles: Columbia Eco Trail Run Pinatubo Encounter

It was another sleepless race—that’s one of the downsides of having an out of town race.  But it doesn’t matter—what matters is that after two years, I’ll be back onto one of my favorite trail routes of all time: the lahar fields of Mt. Pinatubo!

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…

TNF100 2010 Chronicles: Post Race Hurrah (Part 5)

After a successful TNF100 campaign the next agenda on our list was to eat and freshen up!  Who needs rest after a hundred kilometers of trail? 😛 This is part of a series ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ What I love about Baguio City was that practically everywhere was just a ride away—a taxi ride…

TNF100 2010 Chronicles: Conclusion (Part 4)

Although I didn’t commit to the pact with Jonel and Ronald of staying together that night, I didn’t oppose it as well.  Deep down within me I wanted badly to complete this race.  I may not be in the best shape possible, but I would not give up so easily.  And I don’t want to…

TNF100 2010 Chronicles: First Loop (Part 3)

This year’s TNF100 for me is walking, but is anything but a walk in the park.  This is definitely the most tiring race I’ve ever had.  I was merely walking uphill but it was so long and steep that even that makes me catch my breath (takes the word “breath-taking” to a whole new level). …

TNF100 2010 Chronicles: The Adventure Begins (Part 1)

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.

2009: Year in Review (Part 2: The Bests and the Worsts)

Not all races are made equal and this is the time to give due credit to those that gave us great experiences.  Because of the ordeal many runners encountered during the period it was requested that penitent races also be mentioned (79% of respondents to my poll want bloggers to feature lowlights for the year). …