A race out of the usual route is a big factor when a runner is picking his/her races. A few days from now would be the Camarines Sur Marathon which I think would be a hit, I know lots of people who would go there just to run. A runner sometimes time his vacation for an out-of-town or even an out of the country vacation like the Standard Chartered Marathon.
Last December, I took the opportunity of joining the Conquer Corregidor Race, haven’t gone to the place yet so I was excited signing up for the race. It was a total of 10 miles, combination of uphill and downhill, road and trail. It was totally a different experience for me, it was a tough course and took me almost 3 hours to finish.
So, when Ms. Vima Mendoza aka Kulit Runner through Ms. Vanessa Ordinario, Project Coordinator for this test run invited me for a test run at Corregidor, I immediately accepted, and she was accommodating enough to let Erick tag along. The run was supposed to be on morning of September 11, but due to the long weekend Sun Cruises was fully booked so we had to take a later time of departure which mean running under the heat of the sun.
My body was still sore from the long ride our team had the day before. But I really wanted to run in Corregidor along withe other bloggers. Upon arriving the island, we had our buffet lunch. And a quick briefing headed by Mr. Edward Kho was held before our test run.
2PM: Start of the test run
I wanted to finish the whole 12K route but had to give up due to the heat, so I just opted to do this. 🙂
It was a day of fun and training, a lot of may already know that there will be a run in Corregidor at the end of the year and it will be a half marathon, just a tip for those who want to join start saving for this race and start TRAINING! Do you want to conquer Corregidor or just let Corregidor conquer you. And if you will be joining the race, please respect the island, don’t litter!