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Miyamit Falls Trail Marathon

Site: MF42
Results here: http://jon-ultra.blogspot.com/2014/10/2014-race-results-for-mf42.html?m=1

*Event occurred last October 4 2014 at Alviera Sandbox, Porac Pampanga and my 1st time to joined MF42 as i intend to run CM50 (qualifying race).

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Finisher’s medal

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Miyamit Falls

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Rolling hills!

Route – 9/10 Superb routes, rolling hills and scenic view at the top + the Miyamit Falls are very relaxing, I plunged for few minutes before going back to finish line.
Hydration – 15/10 The Race Director knows best! From Gatorade, Cold drinks and soda..they also served Nutella and Skippy peanut butter for the runners.
Swag – 9/10 Cool dri-fit shirt! nice medal and they also served hungarian sausages as a post race meal.

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Elevation profile of MF42 via Strava

P.S

As you can see in elevation profile i recorded few Kms as got i lost going back to the finish line, thankfully i made it within the cut off.

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CM50 miles

I haven’t posted for a while as I’m currently busy in-real-life activities..good news today my favorite baseball team – SF Giants won its 3rd championship in 5 years 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Anyways… less than a month and an upcoming race will test my physical and mental endurance. The CM50 miles will be my longest Ultra Trail to date ( before it’s  Old Spanish Trail via 65k  ). This is also part of my training for 4 Lakes and H1 by next year.


King of the Mountain: Old Spanish Trail 65k Ulramarathon

Race details here: http://frontrunnermagph.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/2014-four-lakes-100-old-spanish-trail-65/

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.

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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 trails..you 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:

 

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Run with the clouds!

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One of the those “Uphell” climb

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At Mt. Ugo Summit

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Great scenic view at the back!

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Runners enjoying the race and view!

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

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Old Spanish Trail

 

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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 🙂

 


The North Face 100 Philippines – 50k

Short clip of 50k distance

Location: Baguio-Benguet Philippines
Music: Welcome to the Jungle by Guns and Roses

 


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