The following are the details of the race as I published it at the FACEBOOK’s Event Page:
Assembly & Starting/Finish Area: Barangay Sacrifice Valley, Hermosa, Bataan
Assembly Time: 1:00 AM October 18, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 AM October 18, 2014
LIMITED TO 20 SLOTS ONLY
“BABIES” are discouraged to join this event.
This is a VERY TECHNICAL Mountain Trail Run
Cut-Off Time @ Km 50—–16 Hours
Cut-Off Time @ Km 100 (Finish)—–28 Hours
Trail Route Description:
Paved Road—–2 Kilometers
Dirt Road (Wide)—–8 Kilometers
Single Tract Trail Inside “Virgin Forest”—–35 Kilometers
Single Track Trail (Open With Tall Grasses)—–55 Kilometers
Registration Fee: P 2,500.00
Registration Deadline: October 17, 2014
Registration Procedure: Deposit the amount of Registration Fee to the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Savings Account #0296-0673-22 and send the photocopy of the Deposit Slip to e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.Bring the Deposit Slip to the Starting Line on Race Day for confirmation.
The race route is a combination of two 50K trail races that I have organized and directed during the early part of this year. I called them, Playground ALPHA 50K Trail Run and Mt Natib 50K Trail Run (also called as Playground BRAVO).
The Elevation Total Gain for the whole course is 14,192 feet.
In order to have a decent time for the Official Cut-Off Times, at Km #50 and the whole course, I made a “test run” for the whole distance and I was able to register a time of 27:52+ hours with some time spent for “pitstops”, putting some trail markings, and talking to some of the locals along the route. I made 16 hours as the cut-off time at Km #50 and 28 hours as the cut-off time for the whole course.
Ten (10) Runners arrived at the Assembly Area in the evening of Friday; prepared their things; and took some rest before the start time. At exactly 2:30 AM of Saturday, the race started.
After the cut-off time of 28 hours had elapsed, only three (3) runners out of the ten (10) starters finished the race.
The following is the official result of the race:
RANK NAME TIME (Hours)
1 Raffy Gabotero (Champion, Course Record) 18:07:29
2 Lao Ogerio (1st Runner-Up, Overall) 26:57:28
3 Elmar Bob Tolete (2nd Runner-Up, Overall) 27:00:37
Congratulations To Everybody!