Sunday, September 6, 2015

7th Provincial Tourism Week Fun Run 2015 (September 9, 2015; Malaybalay City)

7th Provincial Tourism Week Fun Run 2015
September 9, 2015
Malaybalay City

For those who are interested to join please feel free to visit the Provincial Tourism Office at Kaamulan Gounds, Malaybalay City.

Registration fee:
350 pesos ( Event Singlet with race bib, Souvenir Bag Tag, Certificate)
50 pesos ( Race Bib, Souvenir Bag Tag, Certificate)
Deadline of registration: September 7, 2015

Kalatungan Ridge Ultimate Race 2015 (Sept. 25, 2015; Pangantucan, Bukidnon)

Pangantucan, Province of Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines
September 26, 2015 - Saturday 3:00am

*42km – for Professional Mountain & Trail Runner only
*30km – for Beginners & Road Runners

*Meters Above Sea Level (MASL) – 2,901 HP
*Elevation Gain/Loss – 9,621ft/-9,616ft (42km)
*Source: GPS Garmin Etrex using WGS 84 International Datum for exact coordinates & Google Mapping and Garmin 310xt Watch for accurate distances including inclined and vertical ascend.

*100% Technicalities (for 42km only)
*Only 600 meters pavements (out & back road) near Municipality
*Farm to market road (dirt road) mostly for 30km category
*22km+ (out & back) and 20km+ traverse
*Mossy forest and open trail (alternate)
*Boulder ascend approaching 3rd summit for 42km
*Cliff and ridge running/trekking for 42km
*5 river crossing for 42km and 6 times for 30km with the natural help of “Kawayan” bridge
*5 peaks for 42km and 1 peak for 30km
*Starting Point: 730m (1,168ft) at the Municipality of Pangantucan
*Highest Point: 2,901m (4,642ft) Mt. Kalatungan Peak
*Temperature: Normal 7c within the vicinity of Kalatungan Natural Park

Monday, January 19, 2015

Sunday Long Run: Sitio Tigbawan, Can-ayan, Malaybalay City

This is my second back-to-back long run on a weekend for this month as I prepare for my first ultramarathon race on February. Last Saturday (Jan. 17), I ran 5K at the SIC Family Fun Run then followed it up with 13K at the Capitol Grounds. On Sunday (Jan. 18), Edward and I went out for a long run, from our office building at LBP Malaybalay up to Sitio Tigbawan in Brngy. Can-ayan and back.

While I've ran several times along the Can-ayan barangay road, it was my first time to run up to Sitio Tigbawan. However, Last December 31, 2014 we did a year-end hike starting from GK Capitol Village, passing through the Two Trees Peak of the Provincial Tree Park descending to Sitio Tigbawan and finally walking up to Can-ayan barangay proper. The hike gave me an idea of what to expect in this route .

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sunday Long Run: NHA Casisang to Brngy. Imbayao (Malaybalay)

These are photos taken during our long run last Sunday, January 11, 2015. I was with my officemate Edward. We started our run at almost 6 AM right outside their home in NHA Phase 3 Annex, Casisang. Our route simply followed the road going to Barangay Imbayao and we agreed to turn around once we reached one hour. It is 95% uphill in going to Imbayao so we run-walk with a 4:1 ratio (4 minutes run; 1 minute walk).

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Race Report: 31st Davao Finishers Marathon (Dec. 7, 2014)

As my year-ender major race, I joined the 31st Davao Finishers Marathon last December 7, 2014 in Davao City. Despite the lack of preparation, I registered for 42K just to fulfill my goal of running at least one marathon a year.

DFM 2014 was scheduled a week before Pryce Gas International Marathon in Cagayan de Oro. Though CDO is nearer to my hometown Malaybalay (Bukidnon) than Davao City, I chose to run in DFM due to the following reasons: (1) DFM is actually Mindanao’s longest running marathon event.  It is now on its 31styear and is only 7 years younger than the National Milo Marathon; (2) it will be my first time to run in Davao City; and (3) Ggun start is at 12 midnight which is favorable to slow runners like me who hate running under the harsh rays of the sun.