King of the Mountain: Old Spanish Trail 65k Ulramarathon

Race details here:

Finally, I finished and conquered the last series of King of the Mountain: Old Spanish Trail 65k Ultra Trail Marathon at Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya Philippines. Finished #13 out of 48 Finishers ( 52 starters) with time of 14:55:10. This is my 2nd Ultra trail race after TNF50k held in Baguio-Benguet three weeks ago.

I have no regrets joining “undeground” no frills race event organized by FrontRunner Magazine, like they said the place – Kayapa is such a beautiful and peaceful place along with the kindest people and locals.


Elevation profile taken along the route via Strava

A lot of good points about this race like the Aid stations wherein they served Gatorade, Sodas, Fresh Fruits!, biscuits, chocolates, cup noodles and even rice meal. The marshals and volunteers were very helpful as well! The locals and kids were cheering too along the route! Markers are limited so the runners are alert during the race per Race Director Jonel Mendoza ( stated during race briefing). I heard few runners got lost their way. I forgot to bring my map but the good thing is I didn’t lost my way.. As long as you will follow the foot should be fine.

As for the routes, what “kills” most of the runners are the steeps to climb ( see elevation profile above).

Here are some of the photos taken by me:



Run with the clouds!


One of the those “Uphell” climb


At Mt. Ugo Summit


Great scenic view at the back!


Runners enjoying the race and view!


One of the hanging bridge used by locals ( you need to be careful crossing it)


Old Spanish Trail



My Finisher’s shirt, medal and tropy ( crafted by locals)

I Thank Lord for the strength to finish this race safe and strog! To my family and friends for the cheer and support!

Now back to recovery mode 🙂



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