For the 102K 1st timers.
Allow me to embrace the questions you have in mind.
- There are no marshalls in the Bataan Death March 102 Km Ultramarathon. What you will see are regular staff jotting down your number while you find it harder and harder to move forward. Don’t watch their eyes. Focus on the race. Focus on the road.
- Again, nobody checks on the runners in the front, nor in the back. If you have a support vehicle, then somebody would be checking on you – and you’d be checking on somebody. If you are on self-support – check your pee. Check your hydration and re-fueling too.
- You will not find a single signage along the route. You will never see a single distance marker along the road too. What you should see is the Bataan Death March kilometer marker. Lose sight of the white thumbtacks, and you will be somewhere else! You may invite me for recon of the route – for a good meal! LOLS
- For water refilling stations, try the stores along the road. You will need this once you reach the OVEN – the stretch from Dinalupihan to KM Marker 83. Yes, you will never forget this part of the race. 🙂 You need a pacer? Oh, get me! LOLS …By the way, medics with ointments and ice? – bring them yourself.
- Identifiers of WATER REFILLING STATIONS, OFFICIAL BDM EVENT VEHICLE, BDM EVENT STAFF ? there’s NONE! LOLS You are not in BGC . . .kamon! Fix the image of the BaldRunner in your mind and do everything you can to meet him in the finish line – before the cut-off. Else, he won’t be there! (Yup! He won’t be there!)
- Don’t worry, you get something when you cross the finish line in time. 🙂 That’s a guarantee!
For a better appreciation of who I am, please see my experience. (link below) 🙂
Thank you for joining this race. You are in good hands when you know what to do. Remember that it doesn’t hurt to ask. What will hurt you is when you have no idea and you’re too shy to utter anything.
To God be the glory!