First 5k Mountain Run: Merrel Trail Run

Since we all wanted to try something new and have an ultimate adventure we decided to embark on another new thing. Guess what? We decided to climb a mountain in Antipolo. But it wasn’t just an ordinary climb, it was actually a trail run wherein you have to conquer various obstacles like some trees, the muddy slopes, the rocky formations, pass over the falls, cross some rivers and just have a great time while running since there was a time limit to the runners.

Welcome Runners!
Welcome Runners!
We look so small here
We look so small here

We all decided to meet up at the Fort around 5am then leave our cars there since we were all going to ride in Andie’s Fortuner going to the mountain. We got to the venue before sunrise which was about 6am in the morning. We didn’t really know what to expect just that we were about to run with a bunch of strangers and we had to beat the time so we won’t come in last. Reg was there coaching us and giving us moral support and allowed us to have some water sips along the way. Thanks Reg! 😀 After the race we had a lot of freebies like some bananas, boiled eggs, race kits, magazines, some shirts/umbrellas if you win some games and promos, also some free discount coupons from some sports centers and the likes.

Sunrise
Sunrise

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Good Morning
Good Morning

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People were cheering us on as we trudged along the steep mountain and when we finished conquering all the hurdles along the way, we were all sweaty, smelly, muddy and exhausted. But it was definitely an experience of a lifetime.

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RACE INFORMATION

Date: April 27, 2013 (Saturday)

Venue: Mt. Sinai, Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal

Race Distances: 5km (Men’s & Women’s), 10km (Men’s & Women’s), 21km (Men’s & Women’s)

RACE KITS DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE

Race kits and singlets can be claimed starting April 1, 2013 to April 21, 2013 ONLY in respective registration areas. Singlet sizes will be subject to availability and will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

ASSEMBLY TIME FOR ALL CATEGORIES:   5:45AM

Distance: Gunstart:

21km 6:00am

10km 6:10am

5km 6:20am

*cut-off time of 5 hours for the whole race will be implemented

After the race we headed out to Pan De Amerikana in Katipunan where their interiors were all inverted. Awesome right?

You turn my whole world upside down
You turn my whole world upside down

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We then went home afterwards to catch up on our sleep since we woke up at 4am and then got so exhausted after the long run.

Group photo :D
Group photo 😀

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