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far as my
experience is guiding me I do not believe in a well measured 21 km, which in
fact is very far for an all terrain run, especially in a tropical climate, as
far as I concern myself in the first place.
Contestants needs to
be well trained in handling him or herself in endurance and the consumption of
drinks and foods.
My first experience in a so called "Thrilling Trail" was in Upper Carmen with
start along SM.
This run was organized under the responsibility of the North Face and I was
deeply disappointed because of the too much short distance (it supposed to be 11
km). And some parts of the terrain were merely created for goats and monkeys than for
any kind of running.
I was saving my energy to do 11 km but suddenly I was already heading for the
finish, so I really like to be better and honestly informed about the length of
_Now I will just try the Beginners Fun Run, because I do not believe in 21
kilometers for me personally in a so called 'Trail Run'.
Ten kilometers or a little bit more will just do fine and is heavy enough, but this time there is nothing
between 3 and 21 km.
And more over, I also like to save money for the Milo marathon this coming October
Anyway, I like the singlet for 3 km runners much more then the jersey the 21 km
2e from l to r;
Arvin Nayre, David Travira, Santy
Nacalaban, ? , Raul Bag-ao, ?, Jerald Zabala,
in front Bryan Antero
Bryan was not running, Raul
and I were running 3.5 km, Raul finished in 25'41", Sandy finished
Jerald, Santy and David were doing the long distance, supposedly 21 km, BUT I
estimate this track at about 14-15 km!
Jerald finished in fourth place, Santy finished 8 in 1'40"
and David his place and time is not known yet.
To demonstrate the wrong proclamation of the distance, Santy's time on a 21 km
street run is 1'50"!
So, again not a serious try to make a true track of a promised 21 km.
And if I was a aware of this before, then probably I was also liking to subscribe for a
Anyway, I'm happy that I'm still fit, no accident or injury and I think I did
well on the short distance.
_But trying to be in a hurry in a difficult but well
chosen trail needs a very high concentration!
Happily it didn't rain just before, so the terrain was not that much slippery.
The event in general was well organized,
I enjoyed the atmosphere, the 3.5 km track was not easy but well marked and
My congratulations to the organization and the help from all the volunteers!
My only comment is a too much late start, the lost time in the warming up show,
(time enough for warming up for every individual) and the not well chosen finish
line, while steep running down a few meters right after a 45° left
And of course, 21 km is not what the contestants ran!
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