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Official Result: 2nd North Coast 200-Mile Ultra Marathon Run (2017)

15 05 2017

2017/2nd Edition of North Coast 200-Mile Ultra Marathon Race

Starting Place: In Front of the Provincial Capitol of Ilocos Norte/Laoag City

Gun Start: 12:01 AM May 11, 2017

Finish Line: La Perla Inn, Barangay Zinungan, Santa Ana, Cagayan

Finish Time: 12:01 AM May 14, 2017

Cut-Off Time: 72 Hours

Number Of Starters: 10 Runners

Number Of Finishers: 10 Finishers

Percentage Of Finish: 100%

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Ten Runners At The Starting Line

RANK                    NAME                           TIME (Hrs)

  1. Bong Dizon (Overall Champion, Course Record) —-61:22:33
  2. Dondon Talosig (1st Runner-Up, Overall, CR) —–62:35:01
  3. Eric Cruz (2nd Runner-Up, Overall, CR) —–62:41:40
  4. Rhoda Caballero-Oporto (Female Champion, Course Record) —-62:48:16
  5. Rolan Cera ———————————– 67:19:15
  6. Remy Caasi (1st Runner-Up, Female) ———67:19:42
  7. Jon Borbon —————————— 69:06:14
  8. Gibo Malvar —————————- 69:37:45
  9. Fer De Leon —————————- 70:09:10
  10. Rose Betonio (2nd Runner-Up, Female) —— 70:48:28
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Overall Champion & New Course Record Holder Bong Dizon

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Female Champion & New Course Record Holder Rhoda Caballero-Oporto

Congratulations to all the Finishers and to their Support Crew.

See you in the next edition of this event (2018)!

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Official Result: 3rd West To East 280K Ultra Marathon Race

21 04 2017

2017 (3rd Edition) WEST To EAST 280K Ultra Marathon Race

5:00 AM April 13, 2017 To 1:00 PM April 15, 2017

From Ramos Beach Resort, Barangay Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan to Seaside Restaurant, Sitio Tanguigue, Barangay Aplaya, Dingalan, Aurora

Intermediate Cut-Off Time Every 50 Kilometers: 10 Hours

Cut-Off Time For The Event: 56 Hours

Number Of Starters: 17 Runners

Number Of Finishers: 12 Runners

Percentage Of Finish: 70.5%

RANK         NAME                                   TIME (Hours)

1. Eric Cruz (Overall Champion) ——–49:46:09

2. Bong Dizon (1st Runner-Up, Overall) —-52:28:42

3. Rolan Cera (2nd Runner-Up, Overall) —-52:52:30

4. Remy Caasi (Female Champion, Course Record) —-52:53:39

5. Roberto Vocal, Jr. ——————————53:50:28

6. Rhoda Oporto (1st Runner-Up, Female) ————-53:53:20

7. Jon Borbon ————————————-54:14:40

8. Dondon Talosig ——————————54:58:40

9. Roselle Abajo (2nd Runner-Up, Female) ————55:32:10

10. Fer De Leon ———————————–55:47:38

11. Rose Betonio (Female) ——————-55:55:00

12. Glenn Rosales ——————————-55:59:52

Congratulations To Everybody!!!!

West To East Champ

Overall Champion Eric Cruz

West To East Lady Champ

Female Champion Remy Caasi

West To East Water

Final Ritual Of Pouring The Sea Water

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Final Ritual Of Pouring Sea Water (For the Last 4 Runners)





2018 (10th Edition) BDM 102 Letter Of Invitation

27 03 2017

Letter Of Invitation For The 2018 (10th Edition) BDM 102 Ultra Race

Dear Runner,

This letter confirms your acceptance and invitation to join and compete in the 10th Edition of the BDM 102 Ultra Marathon Race to be held on January 27-28, 2018. The Bald Runner Events Management would like to thank you for your interest and support in joining the 2018 Bataan Death March 102K Ultra Marathon Race (BDM 102).

The registration fee is Four Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P 4,500.00) each for the Local Runners and One Hundred Fifty US Dollars ($ 150.00) each for the Overseas/International runners.
Local runners must be able to pay their Registration Fee through the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) in behalf of Jovenal D Narcise @ Savings Acct # 0296-0673-22. International runners may remit their Payment through Western Union.
Last Day & Deadline for the payment of registration fee is June 15, 2016.

Registration fees are non-refundable, non-transferable, and no “roll-overs” for any BR’s Events.

You are lucky to be the one of the 220+ runners qualified to join out of the 350+ runner-applicants who sent their Letter Of Intent to join this race. Inability to pay the registration fee on the said period/deadline will give a chance for the other runners to fill your slot.

For this year, Late Registration Fee will be Five Thousand Pesos (P 5,000.00) for the Local Runners.

Photocopy of the Deposit Slip should be sent immediately to this e-mail address: jovie75@hotmail.com to be included in the list of participants. Please bring the Deposit Slip at the Final Briefing or at the Starting Line on Race Day.
A Medical Certificate or Doctor’s Certificate will be sent also to the stated e-mail address not later than December 31, 2016. Nobody will be allowed to run without their Medical Certificate. The original copy of the Medical Certificate should be submitted at the Race Packet Pick-Up/Final Briefing.
Please review the published Rules and Regulations of this race at http://www.baldrunner.com. If you have any concerns and need for more clarifications, please feel free to send me an e-mail at jovie75@hotmail.com.
Further announcements and updates will be posted in my blog @ http://www.baldrunner.com and at Facebook’s BDM 102/160 Page
Good luck and train hard.
Cheers!

Major General Jovenal D Narcise AFP (Ret)
Founder & Race Director, BDM 102 & 160
http://www.baldrunner.com

The following is the list of invited runners for the 2018 (10th Edition) of the Bataan Death March 102K Ultra Marathon Race:

  1. Aris De Leon
  2. Chua Yong Huat (Singapore)
  3. Mel Severino
  4. Noel Bautista
  5. Ralph Singzon
  6. Arland Macasieb
  7. Jose Marie Mercado
  8. Mark Saricol
  9. Albert Joseph Carreon
  10. Jerickson Sta. Isabel
  11. Erick Tria
  12. Madison Trinidad, Jr
  13. Gimel Pajalla
  14. Jhona Reyes
  15. Fernando Torres
  16. Paulo Margelino
  17. Peter Lloyd Molera
  18. Florante Santiago
  19. Jeffrey Furigay
  20. Homer Paras
  21. Jhon Ronald Rodriguez
  22. Carlos Napoleon Ocampo
  23. Juan Crisanto Cunanan
  24. Gladysma Jane Giron
  25. Margaret Mae Arceo
  26. Anna Odessa Albarracin
  27. Aileen Tucio
  28. Greggy Galicia
  29. Abegaile Par
  30. Christine De Guzman
  31. Daisy Visperas
  32. Rina Gilos
  33. Gabriella Yna Villanueva
  34. Jack Wilson Villanueva
  35. Jennifer Eufemia Domingo
  36. Earl Louis Saez
  37. Larry Wayne Olaguir
  38. Jamil Escober
  39. Leandro Gigantoca
  40. George Cabillo
  41. Melchor Nicolas
  42. Jesus Arevalo III
  43. William Robert Hain, Jr
  44. Robertson Paredes
  45. Keit Bernice Yee
  46. David Simon Kobey (USA)
  47. Marck Chico
  48. Marlene Doneza
  49. Jeshryl Dela Cruz Aranzaso
  50. Manuel Johnson Balancio
  51. Michelle Rae Salvatierra
  52. Jewel Feliciano
  53. Arbee Jan Serafin
  54. Robby Ray Catipon
  55. David Aquino
  56. Raffy Ramos
  57. Rogelio Puzon
  58. Voltron Visda
  59. Maria Raegina Galera
  60. Ruel Peñaloza
  61. Rubelia Nazareno
  62. Jenneth Soriano
  63. Joselito San Diego
  64. Marjohn Presbiterio
  65. Peterson Ong
  66. Alvin Alcantara
  67. Dexter Cruz
  68. Ann Sweat (USA)
  69. Kim Travella (USA)
  70. Yniguez Ysmael Uy
  71. Vic Viola
  72. Richard Antonio
  73. Reynaldo Santiago, Jr
  74. Mike Famaranglas
  75. Desrei Balla
  76. Zan Cagulangan
  77. Angelica Isabel Paz-Isnani
  78. Manuel Jayson Balancio IV
  79. Marc Paolo Peñafiel
  80. Anthony Noriel Ortega Fodra
  81. Julius Danas
  82. Alnie Amoro
  83. Phil Jannsen Cruz Santiago
  84. Juancho Padua
  85. Jovencio Luspian
  86. Jose Mari Mercado
  87. Amiel Joseph Lucero
  88. Dennis Racho
  89. Rod Apolinario
  90. Meds Abellera-Baraquel
  91. Bryant Bennet Atencia
  92. Romeo Canda
  93. Eduardo Lim
  94. Enrico Paguirigan, Jr
  95. Ramon Quiocho
  96. Jefferson Jay Sensano
  97. Fritz Erwin Fernandez
  98. Mark Loresto
  99. Jennlee Malijan Pascua
  100. Henry Yang Yee Meng (Singapore)
  101. Joy Eder
  102. Arlene Oting
  103. Beverly Benaid-Cruz
  104. Francis Norvie Quiestas
  105. Joemel Rojas
  106. Jayson Vallero
  107. Dan Gilbert Co
  108. Garry Garcia
  109. Mar Marilag
  110. Marquiz Albert Minlay
  111. Rhett Del Rosario
  112. Miles Evangelista
  113. Jez Ramos
  114. Richard Ryan Rentillo
  115. Ricardo Gregorio
  116. Ronaldo Robles
  117. Peter Christopher Illanza
  118. Junrox Roque
  119. Ian Pabatao
  120. Caloy Nobleza
  121. Rudy Paghubasan
  122. Jess Laxamana
  123. Alex Cruz
  124. Angelino Nicolas
  125. Antonio Jimenez
  126. Rolando Mercado
  127. Eugenio Saluta
  128. John Earl Susano
  129. Gary Mosqueda
  130. Jonathan Iloso
  131. Donald Ausa
  132. Beverly Andal
  133. Rhaffy Borbe
  134. Emmanuel Quiñones
  135. Jofel Otor
  136. Jessa Bordiago
  137. Ferdinand Manzano
  138. Edgar Formento, Jr
  139. Sean Andan
  140. Leo Reyes
  141. Elmer Caballes
  142. Jake Villareal
  143. Florydette Cuales
  144. Miguelito Domingo
  145. Broderic Yandoc
  146. Johnson Lontok
  147. Jason Basa
  148. Francis Gilvert Navarro
  149. Rochelle Ann Silverio
  150. Mannix Manapat
  151. Francis Oliver Trinidad
  152. Cedrick Oares
  153. Prancer Autor
  154. Virgilio Diaz
  155. Cindy Sevilla
  156. Loben Macairan
  157. Pia Raquedan
  158. Ryan Geli
  159. Marlon Gangan
  160. Raymond Verdis
  161. Rodillo Tecson Florendo
  162. Michael Sacluti
  163. Erwin Dumlao
  164. Ghenny Bueno
  165. Richard Antonio
  166. Nino Adrian Lantican
  167. Maila Bernasor-Bautista
  168. John Arman Perez
  169. Quennie Villanueva
  170. Benedick Bautista
  171. Jowell Jandoyan
  172. Edjeson Comendador
  173. Hendricks Gonzales
  174. Mielniño De Los Santos
  175. James Theodore Salonga
  176. Michelle Manila
  177. Paolo Tiong
  178. Benjarde Cuales
  179. Michael Angelo Maleriado
  180. Jonas Nacario
  181. Kevin Luna
  182. Rolando Bucao
  183. Macot Baguistan
  184. Jaime Sanches, Jr
  185. Tomlinson Baniwas
  186. Jerry Yutuc
  187. Mica Nati
  188. William Mariño
  189. Gerry Lita
  190. Juanito Centino
  191. Eric John Galeos
  192. Gerard Gamelong
  193. Harold Ramirez
  194. Christian Rabe
  195. Conrad Ching
  196. Isidro Labrador Prado
  197. Edwin Colina
  198. Zaldy Santillan
  199. Raymund Tuazon
  200. Leo Año
  201. Gerard Reyes
  202. Angelo Rodriguez
  203. Ace Rodriguez
  204. Jeffrey Galicio
  205. Mervin Vargas
  206. Lucio Dimayuga
  207. Vander Ville Vizconde
  208. Aureo Pascua
  209. Jervis Esperrago
  210. Katherine Marasigan
  211. John Paul Lipardo
  212. John Leo Espeña
  213. Rodolfo De Ocampo
  214. Jerry Manubay
  215. Ronald Reyes
  216. Edison Dantes
  217. Ramy Nasara
  218. Jonathan Baysa
  219. Leonora Ealadama
  220. Michael Peralta
  221. Michael Socito
  222. Marilou Ruanes
  223. Kelvin Llamoso
  224. Clarissa Gatdula-Calingasan
  225. Hermogenes Saludes
  226. Rona Saludes
  227. Arlene Oting
  228. Herbert Gutierrez
  229. Elizer Loquere
  230. Joseph Soriao
  231. Elmar Casauay
  232. Raymond Bunda
  233. Rhodel Montemayor
  234. Laudencio Lictao
  235. John Dimaranan
  236. James Kieven Liong
  237. Eric Salazar
  238. Carlos Macasarte
  239. Nino Dimapilis
  240. Elgrace Jazmin
  241. Mark David Elpedes
  242. Diosdado Sullano, Jr
  243. Kenneth Sarabia
  244. Allan De Lima
  245. Rene Asuero
  246. Israel Sigaya
  247. Edgardo Batenga, Jr
  248. Crisanto Avergonzado
  249. Jayrald Salazar
  250. Arnaldo Andan
  251. Joey Aying
  252. IreneTan
  253. Lilibeth Garcia
  254. Hilda Balbuena
  255. Arriane Deocadez
  256. Asael Sison
  257. Arnold Sequito
  258. Rey Langub
  259. Norman Dondoyano
  260. Augustus Fred Mefragata
  261. Eduardo Nanini
  262. Alvin Cloyd Piodos
  263. Roger Patrick Ledesma
  264. Angelito Mallari
  265. Ana Que
  266. Frank Flora
  267. Rosario Mosca, Jr
  268. Edwin Fernandez
  269. Yolly Borja
  270. Alex Bug-os
  271. Monday Klaus Gimeno
  272. Chito Carreon
  273. Dante Dela Torre
  274. Anne Rose Paras
  275. Jeff Suazo
  276. Bal Dela Cuesta
  277. Merl Matangob
  278. Lech John Sarmiento
  279. Ginno Ocena
  280. Ronie Pacatang
  281. Tom Barrientos
  282. Jerry Peralta
  283. Diosdado Sullano, Jr
  284. Porsha Rhia Lai
  285. Abgermel Tayaban
  286. Carl Vincent Manio
  287. Renz Bruno
  288. Pia Bennagen Raquedan
  289. Wilfredo Quarte
  290. Romeo Mandrique, Jr
  291. Jose Napiloy
  292. Jun Galita
  293. Rogelio Espe
  294. Ryan Nieva
  295. Desiderio Engbino
  296. Bayani Alvarez
  297. Edilberto Batiancila
  298. Preciousa Sanchez
  299. David Sanchez, Jr
  300. Elias Rodriguez
  301. Ryannel Sy
  302. Jocelyn Sy
  303. Francis Arnaldo Rivera
  304. Joven Gozum
  305. Ralph Louie Jacinto
  306. Joebert Guiwan
  307. Gamaliel Tayao
  308. Francis Arnaldo Rivera
  309. Andrea Lagman
  310. Jeremy Panaligan
  311. Renz Bruno
  312. Jonel De Ocampo
  313. Sabrina Oliveros
  314. Eleazar Santiago
  315. Ronniel Cuizon
  316. Albert Joseph Carreon
  317. Allan Cruz
  318. Teresa Santos
  319. Meliton Carag
  320. Richard Akol
  321. Katrina Marie Cruz
  322. Leelay Ballesteros
  323. Rene Navarro
  324. Jojo Arellano
  325. Ronie Galero
  326. Jovic Villacortes
  327. Marvin Sicat
  328. Elena Cuario
  329. Mary Joan Lim
  330. Marissa Lim
  331. Noel Ade
  332. Alexer Resurection
  333. Mary Ann Kong
  334. Monique Mondido
  335. Oliver Angeles
  336. Richard Buco
  337. Cristine Joy Alzarte
  338. Christopher Saavedra
  339. Jamasali Usman
  340. Analyn Casumpang
  341. Cristin Alzarte
  342. Roderick Salih
  343. Kathy Kuan
  344. Lucky Gurrea
  345. Katherine Marasigan
  346. Yancy Manaog
  347. Phillip Boeve (USA)

***Acceptance of Letter Of Intent to join this event will be closed at midnight of March 31, 2017. There will be No Extension Period.

***”Repeaters” have the option to pay their Registration Fee (Regular Fee) not later than November 1, 2017.

2017 BDM 102 Start

2017 Bataan Death March 102K Ultra Marathon Race @ Starting Area





Mental (Training) Preparation

23 03 2017

For a serious marathoner or ultra runner, the physical training in preparation for an event needs a lot of time, effort, dedication, patience, money, and hard work just be able to attain those number of miles, hours of training, and comply to the scheduled training one has to follow. It is already ingrained in us the importance of the following: Long Slow Distance running to develop our endurance; Interval Training and Hill Repeats to develop our power, strength, and speed; Tempo Running to develop a sustained pace for a certain period of time; and Recovery Runs to allow our muscles to recover after a certain more intense workout or after a block of weekly training. And most important of all, Rest, for our muscles and the whole body to recuperate and rebuild as a result of the stress the body had been exposed to.

Even if we think that our physical preparation is perfectly done, there is still a great possibility that we fail to cross the finish line. There are outside factors that will try to challenge our physical training. It could be the weather, the difficulty of the terrain (high altitude), injury, or if not, accidents! But what is most important during the race is how your brain works before and during the race.

Mental attitude during the race is the key to a successful finish in a race and it plays a lot in all my successful finish in the past.

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“Train Heavy, Race Light”

For a runner to have a positive mental attitude during the race, he/she should have done his/her assignment on mental training/preparation before and during his/her physical training preparation for the event. Only few of our elite or average ultra runners who would tell us in their respective blogs on how they mentally prepared themselves to podium finish or simply finish the event. Or maybe, they don’t know about mental attitude as it is already ingrained in their body system without them knowing it.

Here are my suggestions for anybody on how to mentally prepare for a certain running event, either you are a “newbie” runner or a hardcore ultra runner:

  1. Create a Blog——It is now very easy to create a blog or personal website where a runner can use it as a Daily Dairy. Just make sure that all your stories or entries are true and accurate. This is where you describe your physical training and the place where the training is done on a daily basis. In short, this is your Runner’s Logbook where you include what you think about your training for the day and how your body feels before, during and after the workout. Do not fabricate or manufacture your daily entry. If you missed a daily workout, say so! Nowadays, you can have your blog on Facebook! This “diary” will become your reference in your future races. And please don’t think that you will be “sharing” your “secrets” to your readers by showing to the world how you are preparing for your next running event. The key word in the present world of Social Media is “SHARE”. The more you share your experience, the more you inspire others!
  2. Shout It To The World——If you are dreaming a certain event for you to join, announce it to the world. If you are intending to Register to a certain event, announce it to the world through your Social Media accounts. If you have successfully registered to an event, announce it to the world. Announcing your intention to the World is too easy to be done nowadays. You can announce it to your Blog/Website, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. The key here is that as early as possible, announce to the world that you are participating a certain event and you announce it that you will finish the event. Announcing your participation to a race makes you accountable of the things you would do to finish this race. You are also accountable to your family, relatives and friends.
  3. Make A Bet——As if you are gambling, make a bet on yourself. If you finish the event, you must be able to reward yourself with something that is very significant and reminds you of your accomplishment. It could be something physical (object—-new shoes or new running gear/apparel or a trip to a place where you can rest and relax. If you fail in your event, think of of something that will penalise or punish you! Maybe, you could take a rest or simply do another sports which you hate most! Or maybe, punish yourself by volunteering to a race where you hate the Race Director! The key here is that you should challenge yourself to be the best you could be!
  4. Ask Somebody To Make A Bet——It could be your close friend or Friends on Facebook whom you would challenge to gamble with you. If you win, you get something from them and if you lose, you give something to them. Just simple as that! Challenge your friends to gamble with you!
  5. Ask for Sponsorship and Donations——If you are very good in convincing other people, most specially to your friends, in helping you finance your trip or provide you some of the needed support like water, sports drinks and food, you can ask for sponsorship or donations. In this way, you are adding accountability to your success (or failure) among those who have donated your needs for the race.
  6. Be transparent——Post anything on your Blog those evidence that you are dedicated in your training and in your quest to finish your event. It could be coming from your workout/s on Strava, Dailymile, Training Peaks, or any pictures of you doing your homework for the event.
  7. Read Race Reports of Finishers——Most of the runners abroad have their own blog and most of them are elite runners but most of them are average ultra runners. They would share their experiences and lessons learned during their race. These blogs would provide all the detailed information about the Race. However, do not try to attain their finish time and their split times on the different Checkpoints along the route. What is important is that you can pick-up and learn some details about their attitude and sometimes, their strengths and weaknesses (mistakes) during the race.
  8. Try to Mimic or Train In A Place Similar to the Event’s Course——By studying the Elevation Profile of a certain race, you can easily determine or locate a place where you can do your training. As I said in my previous posts, you have to compute the elevation gain in every 10 kilometres of the race and then find a place where you can train with the same total of elevation gain. If it is not possible, do mountain “repeats” or multi-loop runs in a course where it is hilly or in a rugged terrain. Make sure also to be observant on your time as some of the checkpoints have a very tight cut-off times in some sections of the course.
  9. Do “Brainstorming” Sessions——In the military, we do “brainstorming” sessions during the planning stage of a military operation. We write down the possible scenario that will lead to a successful attainment of the mission/objective and in the same manner, write down the scenario that will lead to the failure of the mission. In running an ultra, you have to do this also. As of this time, you know already your strengths and weaknesses in running an ultra race. Write them down and review them as you recall them in your successes and failures in your past events. Write down also your “time-tested” remedies/solutions when you hit some “issues” along the run. From all these data, you can now write a chronological list of things to do and/or things that you experience in your body in every section of the course or in every certain period of time that you are running in an event. Hopefully, you will create a very long list and while you are reviewing them every day, you will be able to compress them and come up with an outline or a shorter version. Remember that the things on the list are the things that you are EXPECTED to do and the things that your body would react or expect to experience, considering the weather, your pace, and the terrain of the course during the race. If there is a need to have a back-up Plan, then do so! Read these plans as often as possible!
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Do Your Homework Diligently

Since this post is for one’s mental preparation and training before a running event, I leave it at that and more to come on how we can sustain a positive mental attitude during the race. If you have any suggestions, feel free to make a comment/suggestion on this blog.

Thank you!





2017 Tagaytay To Nasugbu 50K Ultra Marathon Race (T2N 50)

19 03 2017

Assembly & Starting Area: Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City (near the Development Academy of the Philippine)

Assembly Time: 3:00 AM April 30, 2017, Sunday

Start Time: 4:00 AM April 30, 2017, Sunday

Finish Area: PETRON Gasoline Station, Nasugbu, Batangas (Owned By Lt General Rudy Obaniana, AFP (Ret.)

Cut-Off Time: 9 Hours (1:00 PM April 30, 2017)

Number of Slots: 300 Runners Only

Registration Fee: P 1,800.00 (Early Registration: February 6, 2017 to March 31, 2017)

P 2,500.00 (Late Registration: April 1, 2017 To April 30, 2017)

Registration Period: February 6, 2017 To April 30, 2017

Registration Procedure: Deposit the amount of Registration Fee at the Bank of the Philippine Islands Savings Account # 0296-0673-22 in favor of Jovenal Narcise and send the photocopy of the Deposit Slip to e-mail address: jovie75@hotmail.com. Bring the Deposit Slip at the Starting Area on Race Day for confirmation.

Qualification: Runner/Participant should be an Official Marathon Finisher (42K) 

Number Of Slots: 300 Runners

Tagaytay To Nasugbu

Elevation Profile & Course Map

Guidelines/Rules & Regulations For The 11th Edition T2N (Tagaytay to Nasugbu) 50K Ultra Marathon Race (4:00 AM April 30, 2017)

1. This is a solo race. The race will start at 4:00 AM of Sunday, April 30, 2017 in front of the Picnic Grove (near the Development Academy of the Philippines) in Tagaytay City. The Finish Line of the race is at the PETRON Gas Station in Nasugbu, Batangas which is located One Kilometer before the Poblacion.

2. The route of the race will follow the Highway from Tagaytay City to Nasugbu, Batangas. Runners will have to turn LEFT upon reaching the SHELL Gas Station at the intersection of Nasugbu and the Highway that goes to Matabungkay Beach Resort. Runners will have to run at least 500 meters before they turn-around and finally proceed to reach the Finish Line.
3. Runners should bring with them their Registration Deposit Slip (BPI Deposit Slip) and submit it to the Secretariat/BR’s Staff before the start of the said race. Runners should be at the Assembly Area not later than 3:00 AM of April 30, 2017 for processing. All runners/starters shall be accounted at the Starting Area before the race will start. The race will start On Time!

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Assembly & Start Area

4. Runners are allowed to have their Support Vehicle & Crew but they are NOT allowed to have Pacers. Due to the absence of any Aid Station along the course, runners may run on “self-support” or “self-contained” making sure that they have an appropriate hydration system with them.
5. Runners shall ALWAYS run or stay on the farthest LEFT side of the road facing the incoming traffic. Runners are advised to be extra vigilant on vehicles approaching on their FRONT and BACK. Vehicles overtaking other vehicles on your back have the tendency to get more space on the Left Lane of the Road. To be safe, run/stay on the farthest side of shoulder of the road.
6. Runners shall ALWAYS run or stay on the farthest LEFT Side of the road on SINGLE FILE. We will be strict on this and we will warn any runner violating this rule before we declare DNF or disqualification in the said race.
7. Support Vehicles must be able to “leap frog” their runners. It means that the Support Vehicle should be waiting for their runner at an appropriate distance ahead of the runner. Runners are NOT allowed to be “shadowed” by their Support Vehicle. Support Vehicle must cruise along the route at the prescribed Speed Limit of the Highway. Support Vehicles are NOT allowed to turn on their Hazard Lights while they are plying on the race course.
8. Support Vehicles must ALWAYS park on the farthest RIGHT SIDE of the road/highway when waiting for their runner/s. Support Vehicles parked on the LEFT SIDE of the road will be a ground for the runner to be Disqualified.
9. Runner are NOT allowed to get inside their Support Vehicle during the duration of the race. Support Crew can provide portable/collapsible chair for the runner outside the support vehicle which can be seen by other passing runners.
10. Runners’ Bib Number should be pinned and displayed in front of the runner’s apparel. Bandits will NOT be allowed to run this event.
11. Runners are highly encouraged to bring and wear with them their respective hydration system/belt during the race.
12. Cut-off time of the event is nine (9) hours.
13. Ipods, MP3s, and “wires” are NOT allowed. Runners should be attentive and vigilant with their surroundings.
14. Finishers within the prescribed cut-off time will receive a PAU Finisher’s Medal, Finisher’s Shirt, and Finisher’s Certificate (to be given later). Official result will be posted at http://www.baldrunner.com.

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Finisher’s Shirt

T2N Finishers Loot

Podium Finisher’s Trophies/Medals

15. All runners must wear the following mandatory equipment/accessory: headlight and reflectorized vest or shirt with reflectorized strips. It will be still dark during the start of the race and these items are needed for the safety of each of the runner.
16. Corporate Logos are NOT allowed to be displayed on support vehicles. However, tarpaulins with the name of the running team/group is allowed to be displayed.
17. Maintain the Integrity of the Race. Runners are “deputized” to report any suspicion of cheating in the race. The RD has the authority to declare disqualification to any runner before, during and after the race.
18. Runners MUST be able to memorize their Race Bib Number. There will be Marshals who will be asking the runner’s bib number in the different Checkpoints along the route.
19. In case of emergency or report of a DNF, a runner/support crew can contact Cell Phone # 0918-965-9895 through call or text message stating the runner’s location and nature of emergency/cause of DNF.
20. Any infraction or violation of these guidelines/rules and regulations shall be dealt with accordingly and the RD shall immediately impose decision on such violation. The RD’s decision is FINAL.
21. It is the responsibility of the runner to inform his/her support crew and driver about the rules and regulations of this event/race.
22. The spirit of ultra running where runners are disciplined, honest, and caring /supportive to one another is highly encouraged. Remember to treat the other runners as your FRIENDS and SUPPORT to Finish the Race. The enemy lies within yourself and it is specifically located “in between your ears”.

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PAU Finisher’s Medal

All Finishers will be automatically Members of the Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU). They can visit the PAU Group Page on Facebook and request to be added among the thousands of members.

As a member of PAU, you can run and participate in the succeeding PAU Races and qualified to join the 2018 Bataan Death March Ultra Races.

Good luck and See You at The Starting Line.





Race Report Tarawera 102K Ultra Marathon Race (Part 3)

15 03 2017

The Day Before The Race (Friday)

If it is your first time to visit New Zealand, three days before the Race Day is a nice period of time to tour around the City of Rotorua to buy some groceries and souvenirs; look and try some places to eat; and have a brief recon of the place of the event. However, if I will go back to join this race again, I would prefer to arrive on Thursday, join the Welcome Ceremony and Race Briefing on Friday, and be ready for the Race on Saturday.

On the day before Race Day (Friday), I decided not to join the Powhiri Welcome Ceremony in Te Puia (about 300+meters from Rotorua Holiday Inn) which was scheduled at 8:30 in the morning and instead joined the Race Briefing at 11:00 AM at the Rotorua Holiday Inn. After taking the Bus at Route 10 from the house, I have to transfer to another Bus for Route 11 from the Town Center and then alighted at a street corner about 100 meters to the Holiday Inn. I was late for a few minutes as Tim Day, the Race Director has already started the Race Briefing. Once I’ve settled on the edge of the Hall, I was able to see the Pinoy Runners among the audience and saw some familiar faces whom I saw while on tour at the Town Center for the past days.

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Tarawera 102K Briefing By Tim Day, Race Director

The weather forecast for the weekend was perfect and there was no rain. I was happy and maybe, most of the runners too, that there was NO Mandatory Gear for the race. It will be hot and humid but I was confident that my heat training in my Playground would never compare with the heat to be expected during the race. A sample of the ribbons as trail markers was shown to us and they would stand-out in the forest even if it is nighttime because it has a reflectorized ribbon. All the other details of the race route and their rules and regulations are clearly stated on the PDF file that anybody could read on the event’s website. The RD had mentioned that the Aid Stations would strictly implement the Cut-Off times. The Race Briefing did not take long and it was followed by a Question & Answer Interview Among the Elite Athletes.

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Tarawera 102 Ultra Marathon In Numbers

Tarawera Cut-Off Times

Tarawera 102K Checkpoints & Cut-Off Times (Saved On My IPhone)

After the Q & A Session, the Emcee encouraged the Audience to have a “Selfie” with the Elite Athletes. I have only 3 “selfies” on my iPhone and they are from: Jim Walmsley; Yassine Diboun; Camille Herron; and Meghan Hicks.

Since the Race Registration was scheduled at 3:00 PM, I decided to have my lunch at the Restaurant inside the Rotorua Holiday Inn. Before 3:00 PM, I was already on a line for the Race Registration. Every runner for the 102K & 82K were weighted from a scale before getting his/her Race Packet which consist of the Race Bib and Souvenir Programme. The Race Organizer Paul Charteris made an apology that the Commemorative Shirt for all the Registered Runners would not be available not until the following day because the Main Event Sponsor, Compressport, made a mistake in sending the cargo to the South Island. So, up to this time, I am still waiting for the arrival of my Commemorative Shirt through the mail as promised by the Race Organizer.

After I received my Race Packet, I went home but had to drop by the Town Center for a “Take-Out” Dinner. At 6:00 PM, I was already in the house ready to eat my dinner; prepare my running kit and go to bed at exactly 9:00 PM.

On Race Day

The main goal is to finish the 102K distance and be able to earn some UTMB points (even if I am no longer interested with the UTMB races).

The race strategy is to start slow; maintain my hydration and nutrition needs every mile or every hour; and be able to maintain a “buffer time” of at least 2 hours from the cut-off time in every checkpoint. If I still have the strength, I would finish strong!

On my running kit, I decided to use my old Patagonia Shorts, Compressport “On/Off” Trail Shirt with Uniqlo “Heat Tech” as Baselayer, Salomon Cap, FitBelt, Drymax Socks, Mission Buff, Two Simple Hydration Bottles, New Balance Vazee Summit Trail Shoes, Adidas Gloves, Oakley Sunglasses, AMG Headphone with an iPod Shuffle, Petzl Headlamp, and Patagonia Houdini Jacket tucked inside one of shorts’ pockets.

I decided not to have any Drop Bags for my additional food and clothes to change along the route as I would no longer have the time to pick them up the following day because of my trip to Wellington the following day. On hindsight, I should have those Drop Bags for my “comfort” food and extra headlight. Maybe, I will have to use “disposable” drop bags in my next race if I intend to just leave them for the Race Organizers to dispose.

I woke up at 3:30 AM, took a shower, drank a hot coffee and ate some hot noodles. And after one hour, I was already on the road to the starting area by walking but I was carrying a plastic bag with two cuts of Pizza, a Nutella sandwich and one piece of Banana. I could feel the coldness outside to be tolerable even if I have my Patagonia light jacket tucked in one of the pockets of my Patagonia Shorts. I just thought that the mild cold of the day will be advantageous to my body as I tend to sweat too much during races. At 5:00 AM, I was already at the Redwoods Park Visitors Center. While waiting, I started to eat the food inside the plastic bag that I carried from the house.

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Course Map & Elevation Profile

I had enough time to relax and observe the arrival of the other runners. I even had the chance to meet the brother & sister Pinoy staff members of the Park; had a picture with Chris; and meet with the whole Pinoy group of runners.

15 Minutes before the Gun Start, I was already about 10-15 meters behind the Starting Arc and just waited there until I heard the announcement of the Emcee telling to the runners to just pee on the trees around and not go to the Toilets to fall in line! He said that the trees need everyone’s pee! And the usual Maori Ritual started at the front of the Starting Arc. I could not see the ritual but I could hear the chants and some music. And after the ritual, it was time for the countdown…

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100 Feet Behind The Start Arc (Right Side With Red Cap)

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Starting To Jog From The Starting Line

At exactly 6:00 AM the race started and I began to move forward. I could feel that I was very light and comfortable with my slow pace with only one Simple Hydration Bottle filled with water and the other empty bottle as my cup/glass if I intend to drink sodas in the Aid Stations. I had one Clif Gel inserted in each of my hand gloves and 4 pieces of Fuel Bar in my Flip Belt. The race started with an asphalted road for about one kilometre and the road became a wide track of dirt road as the runners thinned up along the road. I controlled myself and preserved my strength even if I was confident that I can run the moderate ascents on the early part of the course. After running for about 40 minutes going up to a higher elevation, the sunlight started to shine but I opted to let my headlight on as it became too dark to be running inside the forest with roots exposed covering those single track trail. The ascent was not too difficult as I was entertained by the number of runners ahead of me and those faster runners who would overtake me along the wider part of the route.

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1st Kilometer

The first Aid Station is 16.7 kilometers from the Starting Line and once I came out from the forest, I could see a big Water Tank where beside it was a group of Marshal/volunteers asking if I would like to leave my headlight behind. I opted not to give me headlight as I know I will be needing it during nighttime. Once I passed the volunteers, it was another moderate uphill until we reached a wide road with lots of gravel and crushed rocks. You could see the blinding light of the sunrise ahead of you while you could see the dust coming from the road as a result of pounding on the ground by those faster runners ahead of you. More people would cheer us on this part of the route.

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First Climb Inside The Forest

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Inside The Forest

Even if we were running inside the forest, the trail was wide in most of the parts before the first Aid Station. I kept my headlight switched to On as it was hard to distinguish the roots from the black colour of the surface of the trail. I have observed that the single trail trail inside the forest are too soft and with cushion as I pound my feet on them. I could feel that there are piles of dry leaves mixed with the dirt on the trail. I was neither fast nor aggressive in my pace because I was too careful not to trip or fall down on my knees due to small protruding roots. I have read so many blogs from faster runners who joined the past editions and almost all of them had mentioned for having some wounds and scratches on their knees, legs and palms because they haphazardly fell down on the trail. It was time to be careful and deliberate in my steps on those single-track trail.

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Water Tank Where Headlights Can Be Dropped

Tarawera After Water Tank

Downhill & Uphill Climbs After The Water Tank

Tarawera Dirt Road

Wide Dirt Road Before Sunrise

Tarawera Dirt Dusty Road

Very Dusty Dirt Road With Runner In Front

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Approaching Blue Lake

The first Aid Station is at the shore of Blue Lake. The lake looks like blue in color from afar but you can see how clean the water is as you approached it. I refilled my hydration bottle with water and the other empty bottle was used as my cup where I could drink water as much as I could because I was feeling early on that the water I drank on those 16 kilometers were not enough. I had to arrest the seemingly start of being dehydrated because it was already hot at 8:00 AM, after 2 hours+ of continuous running and fast hiking. I grabbed some slices of watermelon and oranges and ingested some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I guess, I only stayed at the Aid Station in less than 3 minutes and I was back on the trail. I grabbed another two or three slices of watermelon bites and carried them with my hand as I waked away from the Aid Station.

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Still Running To The Next Aid Station

From the Lake we go back again to the Forest and it was becoming hotter. I realised that the temperature inside the forest is higher than the temperature once you get out from the forest. Even if the trail was shaded with trees and tall shrubs, the temperature feels like you are exposed directly to the sunlight. I was feeling okey as I trained in my Playground with this kind of situation. I was regularly taking my Salt Tablets every hour and drinking water, and always maintaining to have some candies (Coffee Candies) inside my mouth.

The cut-off time at Blue Lake Aid Station is 10:00 AM which means that I have a maximum time of 4 hours to reach and leave this place. However, I was able to reach this place in 2:14+ hours with a buffer time of 1:45+ hours. This distance to the 2nd Aid Station/Checkpoint would be almost 7 kilometres!

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Having Fun & Meeting New Friends

After a few minutes, I reached Miller Road, where the 65K runners had started one hour after we started. I could see the tire tracks of the Buses on a wide dirt road that transported the runners from the Greenwoods Park to the said place. There is no Aid Station or Marshal on this part of the route as the road would continue to be uphill. The next Aid Station would be almost 10 kilometres to the next one and there is an imposed cut-off time in it. On my time splits, it appeared that it took me to reach this place from Blue Lake in 59+ minutes which means that I was able to cover the distance of 23.5K in 3:14+ hours which I think not bad as I was gaining some buffer time.

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The Day Is Getting Hotter But I Need To Smile

The 2nd Aid Station is Okaitana which is Km 40 from the Start. This Aid Station is also a Checkpoint where the Cut-Off time is 1:50 PM or 7 hours & 50 minutes had elapsed from the Start. My Garmin Watch would register a time of 5:52+ hours and I became worried that I was able to decrease my buffer time to 1:08+ minutes. It was supposed to happen that way since I had more and more hiking as this section had the highest peak of the course. It was becoming hotter that I had to fill my two Simple Hydration Bottles with water in between Aid Stations. I started to eat Potato Chips at the Aid Station to include sandwiches and watermelon/orange bites. The watermelon and orange bites were very refreshing to my mouth. In terms of elevation gain, this section (Miller Road to Okaitana), is perceived to be the hardest part of the route where almost everybody had to hike the ascending portion. I power hiked the steeper sections and jogged the flatter portions of the route along this section but by the nature of the trail which is wide and clean, clearing or passing this section seemed to be easy on me as compared to my Playground. As I reached the highest peak of the course, it was all downhill up to the Okaitana Aid Station. However, the heat of the sun and the forest took a toll on most of the runners who are not used to hot condition.

To be continued…





Official Result: 2017/7th Bataan Death March 160K Ultra Marathon Race (BDM 160)

26 02 2017

2017/7th Bataan Death March 160K Ultra Marathon Race (BDM 160)

Starting Area: Bataan Death March Shrine, Mariveles, Bataan

Gun Start: 5:00 AM February 25, 2017

Finish Area: Capas National Shrine, Camp O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac

Finish Time: 1:00 PM February 26, 2017

Cut-Off Time: 32 Hours

Number Of Starters: 95 Runners

Number Of Finishers: 73 Finishers

Percentage Of Finish: 76.8%

RANK                            NAME                                    TIME (Hrs)

  1. Thomas Combisen (Overall Champion)—-22:41:55
  2. Jaspher Galanza (1st Runner-Up, Overall)—-23:07:47
  3. Ralph Andrew Gabat (2nd Runner-Up, Overall)—-24:10:46
  4. Sherwin Bargos ————————–25:16:17
  5. Doris Manguiat (Champion, Female)———-25:34:57
  6. Mark Anthony Redondo ——————–25:36:35
  7. Renz Aninag —————————–26:22:19
  8. Gibo Malvar ——————————26:59:48
  9. Kelvin Castro —————————–27:28:58
  10. Melody Arce (1st Runner-Up, Female)———27:46:06
  11. Ronnie Gurrobat ————————–27:47:43
  12. Johnny Borlagdan ————————-27:59:19
  13. Shuji Nakano —————————–28:17:45
  14. Rod Losabia ——————————28:25:21
  15. Ma. Theresa Basallo (2nd Runner-Up, Female)–28:29:15
  16. Jeffrey Garcia —————————–28:34:22
  17. Jonathan Moleta —————————28:42:16
  18. Gevaert Paul Papa ————————–28:50:04
  19. Fiel Violeta ——————————–28:55:37
  20. JP Ocampo ——————————–29:02:05
  21. Constantino Dellova Jr ———————-29:13:04
  22. Samuel Maniaul —————————29:22:39
  23. Tess Leono (Female) ———————–29:23:51
  24. Roby Amil ——————————-29:25:40
  25. Russel Hernandez ————————-29:27:10
  26. Dennis Ryan Nava ————————-29:27:22
  27. Rodolfo Velasco Jr ————————-29:28:14
  28. Mary Clairyfel Paner (Female)—————-29:29:40
  29. Ross Lim ——————————–29:37:50
  30. Noel Diaz—— ————————–29:39:50
  31. Allan Del Monte ————————–29:41:33
  32. Mark Hernandez ————————–29:45:10
  33. Carlito Rudas Jr —————————29:48:38
  34. Meljohn Tezon —————————29:52:52
  35. John Robas ——————————29:53:21
  36. Rowena Dagdag (Female) ——————29:53:28
  37. Emma Gabriel (Female) ——————-29:54:00
  38. Jemel Aguilar —————————29:54:39
  39. Maricris David (Female) ——————29:54:48
  40. Fernando Cabañero ———————-29:59:05
  41. Ryan Garcia —————————-30:02:06
  42. Leo Ano ——————————-30:05:03
  43. Rayel Daza —————————–30:16:56
  44. Eduardo Magpoc ————————30:21:00
  45. Nick Diaz ——————————30:27:56
  46. Ronel Medina —————————30:27:58
  47. Lourdes Maghuyop (Female) —————30:29:57
  48. Elmar Bob Tolete ————————30:30:47
  49. Rod Lanorias —————————30:31:28
  50. Regil Gella —————————–30:32:25
  51. Mely Maraganas (Female) —————–30:32:26
  52. Roni Turla —————————–30:33:02
  53. John Michael De Jesus ——————-30:33:41
  54. Che Che Magramo (Female) ————–30:39:32
  55. Efren Gregorio ————————30:42:59
  56. Kathleen Piñero (Female) —————30:52:52
  57. Emma Libunao (Female) —————-30:52:53
  58. Marlon Santos ————————30:52:54
  59. Elmer Caballes ———————–30:52:55
  60. Fernando Onnon ———————30:55:59
  61. Laico Tolentino ———————-30:58:56
  62. Oliver Cavinta ———————–31:05:18
  63. Frederick Peñalosa ——————-31:08:30
  64. Gamaliel Tayao ———————-31:17:21
  65. Reden Rodriguez ———————31:18:34
  66. Tina Aldaya (Female) ——————31:21:21
  67. Rem Baltazar ————————31:25:06
  68. Ariane Legarte ——- —————31:27:02
  69. Rexie Vaflor ————————-31:31:03
  70. Gerly Santos (Female) —————–31:42:21
  71. Junmar Que ————————-31:47:29
  72. Teodoro Mallen ———————-31:51:29
  73. Isagani Zuniga ———————–31:59:58

Congratulations To Everybody!!!








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