It's been more than a year when I had my first trail run along with my usual running group from takbo.ph in Sta Rosa Laguna. Hmmm, I remember the cardiac hill, the breathtaking view of Laguna mountains, the fresh air that has blown through us, the BJ, and the off-road dirt and rocky pathways which surprised us. It was fun and everybody enjoyed it absolutely thus I haven't had a chance to try it again.
I know how boring a road race can be (except for ultramarathon which i really love) and sometimes we are looking for more extreme and exciting race. This is it pancit!
Bikers and runners unite!, get ready to hit the dirt as Men’s Health brings you one of its most highly-anticipated events of the year—the Men’s Health All-Terrain Race. Now on its fifth year, this year’s Men’s Health All-Terrain Race will be held on June 5, 2011, Sunday, 5:00 A.M. at Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
This morning, I joined my fellow runners and we did the 5K trail test run while the hardcore bikers had their 20K bike ride to test the course. This was followed by a simple breakfast and media conference.
|with coach mar|
|donna, me and mar|
There were some points raised.
- - Transportation to bring the participants to Nuvali, Sta Rosa Laguna to be confirmed.
- - 2.5 hours cut-off time for 16K trail run. Runner beyond the cut off time will be pulled out and sweep.
- - Water stations will be provided but runners are encourage to bring their own hydration pack.
- - Finishers medal for 16K Trail run and 40K bike ride.
Participants may choose to run the 5-kilometer, 10-kilometer or 16-kilometer trail courses, or ride their bikes on the 20-kilometer or the 40-kilometer route. For those who are up for a challenge, the Run and Bike option will have participants doing the 10-k run and the 20-k bike.
|the race shirt and bib|
Registration is ongoing at ROX Bonifacio High Street, 360 Fitness Club, all Sabak Bike Centers, all All-Terra Cyclery Bike Shops and at the Summit Media Office at the 7th Floor of Robinsons Cybergate Tower 3, Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City. But starting May 25, registration will be available only at ROX, Summit Media Office and all Sabak branches. Deadline of registration is on June 1, 2011. Limited slots are available, so register now!
This year’s Men’s Health All-Terrain Race is made possible by our major sponsors Bo Athletics and Emperador Light Brandy, official sports drink Gatorade, official venue partner Nuvali, and official race partner Leadpack. Special thanks to our registration partners ROX, Club 360 Fitness, Sabak Bike Shops and All Terra Cyclery and to media partners Magic 89.9 and Takbo.ph.
*photos by donna fuentes
*photos by donna fuentes