One of the reasons why I require a Marathon Finish for the participants of my Ultra Events is that he/she would have gone through the “mill” of starting from being a 5K runner to Half-Marathoner for a certain period of time. The period could be a number of months of continuous training or a year of dedicated preparation for the 42K distance.
It is assumed that the Marathon Finisher had experienced what it is like and what it takes to finish the distance.
If a Marathon Finisher takes the plunge to Ultra Marathon, he/she looks for an entry-level distance ultra race which is the 50K distance. Depending on his/her choice, it could be a road or a trail ultra event. But for easier transition to ultra events, I highly recommend for a runner to do a road ultra.
Starting this year, a runner has already a choice of 50K road ultras as compared to the past 3-4 years. However, what stands out as the number one choice of marathon runners who would like to be “baptized” as ultra runner/ultra marathoner is the famous Tagaytay To Nasugbu 50K Ultra Marathon Race, simply called as “T2N”.
For the past months, weeks and days, I have been receiving a lot of questions from runners who would like to run in my Ultra Events. Some of the runners have already finished ultra events from other Race Organizers and they would like also to try my Ultra Events. I have no problem allowing or accepting their intention to run in my races. However, I have the following conditions for them to follow and satisfy:
- Strictly follow my Events’ Rules and Regulations.
- Runner must know the meaning of the words: Honesty & Integrity.
- I don’t “spoon feed” information to runners about my Ultra Events.
- Go to my blog at www.baldrunner.com and type the name of the Ultra Event in the SEARCH “slot”. My blog serves as the website of my Ultra Events.
- If you don’t know my blog, simply “google” the title of the Ultra Event.
- Except for my new Ultra Events which I introduced this year, most of the Ultra Events’ Rules and Regulations, Official Results, Race Report/s, and RD’s Reports had been posted/published in my blog.
- Even if I posted an Event Page on Facebook with details/information, it is best to visit and browse on my blog about such Event.
I hope I am very clear on these conditions.
Lace up, get out of the door and run!
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Sir Jovie, I couldn’t agree with you more on this post. Even though I was well prepared for T2N in 2010, I was unprepared with the humidity. Definitely, it was an experience that will never forget. The photo brings back a lot of memories.
Hope to be back visiting and running next year! Take care.