PICO Chronicle

EARLIEST

Like always.

I was already at Ternate at past 5am. It was too cold.

I have had a Shawarma at Coastal Mall before taking the bus to Tanza.

I had my coffee at Jollibee Tanza before proceeding to Ternate.

Before 6am, I ate a Pork Asado and Rice before the sun rise.

By the time light comes, and people start coming, I am already sleepy. lol.

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The group at the Monolith…me with arms spread out.

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Racing to the Summit with Epoy. I won of course!…lol

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I lead the group climbing up. Gave a lot of instructions climbing up the Monolith and going down. Again, a lot of instructions going down the 2nd Peak for the new ones – strangers included.

Thanks for the Chicken Adobo! And the Tocino with Rice.

I ran out of water but I wont complain.

The heat is hot enough but not so hot.

Took me a lot of time going home…

Thanks to Epoy and his group for this hike. It’s one for the books!

🙂

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Nginig Week of January for 250

less than 30 days to go.

Monday is Unaccounted For. I got busy, you know.

TUESDAY, 14th

Morning walk to work: 2.48 kms in 00:28:32

Coffee Counter:
1 @ 9:33am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over 3-decker Crumpy Nut Sandwich
1 @ 3:04pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over Dough Joe's Egg Salad Sandwich
Rice Counter:
1 over Dinuguan
Snack Counter:
1 Dough Joe's Choco Mousse
Liquid Counter:
250 ml water @ 1:46pm
250 ml water @ 3:39pm
Vitamin Counter:
1 Fern-C @ 1:46pm
1 Fern-C @ 3:39pm

25-minute 1:4 walk:jog. Covered 3.01 kms

with PUMA Axis over Burlington Socks

WEDNESDAY, 15th

Morning walk to work: 2.50 kms in 00:29:00

Liquid Counter:
1 250 ml Chuckie Choco Drink
1 Choco Filipino 3-in-1 @ 10:51am
175 ml CObra Smart @ 3:07pm
250 ml water @ 11:14am
Rice Counter:
1 over Ginisang CauliFlower
1 over Fried Chicken for Dinner
Snack Counter:
1 Spaghetti over 1 French Ham Toast
Coffee Counter:
1 @ 1:00pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
1 @ Night Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
Vitamin Counter:
4 CeeTab Ascorbic Acids @ 11:14am
2 CeeTab Ascorbic Acid @ 3:07pm

Afternoon RUN – 3.25kms in 00:25:01

with PUMA Axis over Burlington Socks

THURSDAY , 16th

Morning Walk 1.84 kms + 0.77 km. with slippers

Coffee Counter:
1 @ 1:02pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
Snack Counter:
1 Garlic-Cheese Bread by Bread City @ 2:35pm
1 Cinnamon Walnut Bread @ 3:18pm
Liquid Counter:
2 x 250 ml water
175 ml Cobra Smart @ 3:29pm
125 ml water @ 3:32pm
Vitamin Counter:
4 CeeTab Ascorbic Acid @ 3:32pm

RUN to Intramuros

4.0 kms in 00:30:53

4.36 kms in 00:38:03

with PUMA Axis over Nike Socks

FRIDAY, 17th

Coffee Counter:
1 @ 9:12am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
1 @ 2:37pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
Rice Counter:
1 over 1 LOngganisa and TJ Hotdog
1 over ADVOCAfe's Longganisa and Egg
Vitamin Counter:
3 CeeTab Ascorbic Acid @ 2:13pm
Liquid Counter:
200 ml water @ 2:13pm
Snack Counter:
1 Chewy Ensaymada
1 Ginataang Monggo

JOG

SATURDAY, 18th

walk-run-walk

SUNDAY – eat all I can.

🙂

late post
late post

 

Resurrected my Orange Climacool Ride!

It is still a good ride!

Week 2 January for 250

N2N Race Week

(Naic, Cavite to Nasugbu, Batangas 50Km Ultra)

MONDAY, 6th

Liquid Counter:
1 Choco Filipino 3-in-1 over 3 Slices of Tasty
1 @ 3:38PM Choco Filipino 3-in-1 
Vitamin Counter:
Rice Counter:
1 over Sinigang na Liempo
Coffee Counter:
1 @ 11:26am Nescafe 3-in-1 with Red Ginseng Tea
Snack Counter:
Chocolate Cake with Hibiscus Tea
2.92 KMS jog walk in 00:25:37 with PUMA Axis over Burlington Socks

TUESDAY, 7th

Rice Counter:
1 over 1 LOngganisa and 2 fried eggs
Coffee Counter:
1 @ 9:25am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee with Red Ginseng Tea
1 @ 2:57pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
Snack Counter:
Red Ribbon's Palabok + Black Forest Cake
1 Banana Nut Crunch by Red Ribbon
Liquid Counter:
250 ml water with Extra Joss

nothing.

WEDNESDAY, 8th

Coffee Counter:
1 @ 8:10am Kopiko Cafe Blanca
1 Starbuck's Tall Cappuccino
Snack Counter:
1 Tortillos 25g
1 Starbuck's Cinnamon Roll
Liquid Counter:
250 ml water with Extra Joss

JOG

4.03 kms in 00:27:10

with PUMA Axis over a generic black socks

THURSDAY, 9th
Coffee Counter:
1 @ 8:29am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee with Red Ginseng Tea
Rice Counter:
1 over 2 fried egg, maling and tj hotdog

FRIDAY, 10th

Coffee Counter:
1 Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee with Red Ginseng Tea
1 @ 2:31pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee with Red Ginseng Tea
Liquid Counter:
1 Choco Filipino 3-in-1
1 Dutch Mill Blueberry Yoghurt Drink 180 ml
Bread Counter:
Dough Joe Egg Sandwich
@4:06pm Dough Joe's Sausage Stick :) yummy!
Rice Counter:
1 over fried egg and longganisa

SATURDAY

Travel to NAIC

SUNDAY

N2N Race Day

Finished 55 kms at Naic to Nasugbu Ultramarathon in 9:02:47 (Official Result)

with Nike Lunarglide H2O Repel.

survived with water from Team Intensity (Lyra)

  • bought Gatorage Lemon @ DENR Mount Palay-Palay
  • bought 2 240 ml Sparkle before the Ascent
  • bought 1 Sprite @ KM 43

WEEK 1 January for 250

NEW YEAR’s WEEK

MONDAY, the 30th of December 2013

Coffee Counter:
2 Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
Bread Counter:
2 Monay (soft and chewy!)
1 Torta 
Liquid Counter:
200 ml water with Extra Joss 
1 Choco Filipino 3-in-1
Vitamin Counter:

no RUN nor JOG nor WALK…

TUESDAY, the 31st of December 2013

Coffee Counter:
1 Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
Liquid Counter:
200 ml water with Extra Joss
Bread Counter:
2 Chewy Spanish Bread
1 Chewy Ensaymada

no RUN or JOG or WALK

WEDNESDAY, the 1st of January 2014

Ran 5.3 kms in 00:33:04 @ Plaza Dilao with NIKE Lunar Glide H2O Repel

THURSDAY, the 2nd of January 2014

Liquid Counter:
1 Choco Filipino 3-in-1 over Chewy Tasty Bread
Coffee Counter:
1 @ 9am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee with Red Ginseng Tea
1 @ 1:40pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
Vitamin Counter:
Scotts Vitamin C Pastilles
Snack Counter:
1 Butter Cream  Chocolate Crackers
Rice Counter:
1 over Bangus and Chicken

RUN or JOG with NIKE Lunar Glide H2O Repel

1 km jog from Remedios to CCp in 00:07:23.

3.02 kms easy-tempo-easy loop run @ ccp ramp in 00:20:31.

3.23 kms walk in 00:37:00.

FRIDAY, the 3rd of January 2014

Liquid Counter:
1 Choco Filipino 3-in-1 over 5 slices of Tasty Bread
250 ml water
Coffee Counter:
1 @ 9:35am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee with Red Ginseng Tea
1 @ 1:42pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee with Red Ginseng Tea
Vitamin Counter:
5 CeeTab Ascorbic Acid @ 2:04pm
Homtamin G-Plus @ 2:43pm
Rice Counter:
1.5 over Paksw na Bangus

NOthing.

SUNDAY, the 5th of January

20.0 kms in 2:24:37 from Sierra Madre Hotel to Tanay Proper

with Puma Axis

Race Bucket for 2014

If the Lord is willing…

Manila to Baguio 250 kms Multiday-Ultra – February 7 to 9, 2014 1am

(Php 3,500.00)***

***registered already and still in training.

DNFed.

Retired and Not allowed to Race anymore…:(

 

2nd o 3rd? Mount Ugo Trail Marathon – March 30, 2014 4am (Php 1,250.00)

Old Spanish Trail 65 kms – May 24, 2014 4am (Php 1,750.00)

CM 42 – September? 2014

CM 50 miles – November 2014

Taclang Damulag 100-Mile Endurance Run – December 13-14, 2014

WEEK 4 DECEMBER FOR 250

MONDAY

Run!

2.15 kms walk in 00:23:55

5.0 kms run  in 00:30:30

5.0 kms run in 00:28:33

1.0 km jog walk in 00:08:22 (150 meter jog, 150 meter walk)

4.28 kms walk to home in 00:56:07

TUESDAY

Run @ UP Diliman

1.03 km walk in 00:12:05

1.04 km run in 00:06:21

2.2 kms loop run in 00:12:18

2.13 kms walk to UP from Philcoa in 00:24:51

WEDNESDAY, the 25th of December

Christmas Day Run! with NIKE Lunar Glide 4 H2O Repel

1.0 km walk to Astro Park in 00:13:31

5.0 kms run in 00:35:31

2.0 kms power walking in 00:19:39

THURSDAY @ WORK, the 26th of December

Coffee Counter:
1 Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
1 @ 11:11am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over 1 Fudgee Barr Choco
1 @ 1:40pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over Turon
Rice Counter:
1 over Tender Juicy Hotdog and Spam!
1 over Pork Chop Steak
Liquid Counter:
250 ml water @ 3:38pm
Snack Counter:
1 Cloud 9 Salted Caramel Bar
No RUN. Just a lot of rest.

FRIDAY @ WORK, the 27th of December

Coffee Counter:
1 @ 7:59am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over 1 Fudgee Barr
1 @ 3:32pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
Rice Counter:
1 over Bistik Tagalog
1 over Adobong Balun-Balunan
Snack Counter:
1 Oishi Choco Plunge 30g
Liquid Counter:
1 Cup of Choco Filipino 3-in-1
250 ml water @ 1:48pm
250 ml water with Extra Joss @ 4:14pm
Vitamin Counter:
1 Homtamin G-Plus @ 1:48pm

RUN later.

WEEK 3 DECEMBER FOR 250

MONDAY

Morning Walk @ 7:34am

1.25 kms in 00:11:22.

with Orange adiZero F50 Racer

Painful knee. Injury is not running related.
Coffee Counter:
1 @ 8:18am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over 1 3-decker Peanut Butter Sandwich
1 @ 11:53am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
1 @ 1:35pm Nescafe 3-in-1 with Red Ginseng Tea
Snack Counter:
1 peanut bar @ 10:06am/@10:17am/@10:41am/@3:18pm
1 3-decker Peanut Butter Sandwich
Rice Counter:
1.5 rice over Chicken Inasal PAA
:)
Vitamin Counter:
3 Ceetabs Ascorbic Acid @ 12:54pm
1 MOLVITE capsule
Liquid Counter:
250 ml water @ 12:54pm
125 ml @ 2:47pm
400 ml water with Extra Joss

Afternoon Walk to Home @ 5:22pm

3.55 kms in 00:39:32

with Orange adiZero F50 Racer

TUESDAY

Morning Walk @ 6:00am

3.4 kms in 00:33:50

with Orange adiZero F50 Racer

Coffee Counter:
1 @ 8:44am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee with Red Ginseng Tea over 2 Fudgee Barr Choco
Vitamin Counter:
1 MOLVITE @ 3:54pm
Liquid Counter:
250 ml water @ 1:35pm
250 ml water with Extra Joss @ 3:54pm
Rice Counter:
1/2 over a Pork in Apple Sauce
Snack Counter:
1 Peanut Bar @ 1:06pm/1:08pm/1:10pm/1:30pm/2:26pm/3:54pm

JOG!

Holidays Followed.

Run for the whole week totals: 82.74 kms including walks in 12 hours 10 minutes. 21 workouts.

WEEK 3 TOTALS
WEEK 3 TOTALS

WEEK 2 DECEMBER FOR 250

Hard Week!

MONDAY

Morning Run @ Plaza Dilao.

6.01 kms in 00:40:49

with Orange adiZero F50 Racer

Coffee Counter:
1 @ 8:10am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
1 @ 10:21am Maskape White and Creamy 25 g
Rice Counter:
1 over a Maling and Longganisa
1 over KFC Chicken and Roast Beef and some veggies
Snack Counter:
1 Selecta Rocky Road popsicle?
Liquid Counter:
125 ml water @ 2:21pm
125 ml water @ 2:29pm
Vitamin Counter:
1 MOLVITE
3 Ceetab Ascorbic Acid

JOG or SPEEDS…hmmm… Afternoon Run @ Baywalk, Malate

@5:19 pm 1.6 kms in 00:08:46

@5:29pm 1.02 kms in 00:05:00

@5:34pm 1.2 kms in 00:08:56

with Orange adiZero F50 Racer

TUESDAY

Coffee Counter:
1 @ 8:26am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over 1 Fudgee Barr
1 @ 11:30am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
Rice Counter:
1 over Beef Kaldereta
Liquid Counter:
1 250 ml Pepsi in Can
250 ml water with Extra Joss
250 ml water 
Snack Counter:
1 Fudgee Barr
1 plate of Carbonara
1 Fudgee Barr

RUN!

2.0 kms 00:11:21

5.0 kms 00:36:48

240 ml Juicy Lemon

with Orange adiZero F50 Racer.

WEDNESDAY

Morning Micro 10 1:9 Walk Jog

10.23 kms in 1:20:01

with Orange adiZero F50 Racer

Coffee Counter:
1 Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over a Butter Sandwich
1 @ 12:31pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
Liquid Counter:
1 x 240 ml Icy Water
1 x 350 ml water
1 240 ml Royal Tru Orange
500 ml smart-C Orange over a 3-decker Peanut Butter Sandwich @2:44pm
225 ml water with Extra Joss @ 4:11pm
Rice Counter:
1 over 2 Longganisa
1 over Menudo
Vitamin Counter:
1 HOMTAMIN G-Plus @ 1:29pm
Bread Counter:
1 3-decker Peanut Butter Sandwich @ 2:36pm

JOGGING!

Afternoon Jogs:

5.0 kms Micro 10 1:9 Walk Jog in 00:39:50

3.0 kms Irregular Run Walk in 00:24:07

00:08:28 minutes workout:

40 push ups

80 hammer curls with 10-lbs

100 side twists

100 ups.

with NIKE Lunar Glide H2O Repel

THURSDAY

Coffee Counter:
1 @ 8:23am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over 1 3-decker Peanut Butter Sandwich
1 @ 11:45am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over 1 choco-marble cake.
1 @ 3:10pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
Rice Counter:
1/2 over Liver Steak and Ginataang Puso ng Saging
Liquid Counter:
250 ml water @ 1:48pm

RUN

short but intense
short but intense

FRIDAY

Coffee Counter:
1 @ 8:11am Blend 45 Kapeng Barako over 1 3-decker Peanut Butter Sandwich
1 @ 11:48am Blend 45 Kapeng Pula over 3 mini breads
1 @ 3:24PM Kopiko Creamy Blanca 3-in-1
Rice Counter:
1/2 rice over Beef and Veggies
1 rice over a Pork Chop Steak
Liquid Counter:
250 ml C2 green tea lemon
250 ml water
250 ml C2 green tea lemon @ 4:14pm
Vitamin Counter:
1 MOLVITE
Snack Counter:
1 26g  Mr Chips

JOG

90-minute micro 10 9:1 Jog Walk. 11:36 in 1:30:00.

with NIKE Lunar Glide H2O Repel

SATURDAY

Afternoon Run. 4.0 kms in  00:30:15

with Orange adiZero F50 Racer.

SUNDAY

Nothing!

All thanks and praise be to God!

WEEK 1 DECEMBER FOR 250

I will continue my personal challenge of 260 kms for the month at the fastest time possible,  then push the mileage to 400 – or something close to it. 🙂

MONDAY, 2nd of December

Coffee Counter:
1 @ 8:15am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over 3 Tipas Hopia
1 @ 11:35am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over Tiger Biscuits
Snack Counter:
1 Tiger Biscuits @ 11:26am
1 Fudgee Barr @ 1:34pm
2 turones de mani @ 2:20pm
Rice Counter:
1 over Dinuguan. :)
Liquid Counter:
175 ml water @ 2:05pm
1 cup of Good Time instant Hot Cocoa
Vitamin Counter:
1 MOLVITE @ 2:05pm

3.38 kms afternoon walk to home in 00:35:00

with NIKE Lunar Glide H2O Repel

TUESDAY, 3rd of December

2.0 kms morning walk to work in 00:21:00

with NIKE Lunar Glide H2O Repel

Coffee Counter:
1 @ 8:20am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over a Fudgee Barr
1 @ 11:50am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over a Fudgee Barr
1 @ 2:54pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
Rice Counter:
1 over a Liempo Barbecue Style
Vitamin Counter:
1 MOLVITE @ 11:51am
3 Ceetab Ascorbic Acid @ 2:32pm
Snack Counter:
1 plate of Pansit Bihon
1 cube of Pudding
Liquid Counter:
200 ml water @ 2:32pm

1.84 kms run in 00:12:45

with NIKE Lunar Glide H2O Repel

WEDNESDAY

Coffee Counter: 
1 @ 8:24am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over a Fudgee Barr 
1 @ 11:27am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over a Fudgee Barr 
Rice Counter: 
1 over a Bicol Express 
Vitamin Counter: 
4 Ceetab Ascorbic Acid  @ 10:47am 
Liquid Counter: 200 ml water @ 10:47am 
Snack Counter: 
1 plate of Macaroni Pasta 
1 chewy Ensaymada! very delicious! 
JOG

1.6 kms run in 11:01 with

THURSDAY

Morning Run. 3.0 kms in 21:49

with Orange adiZero F50 Racer

Liquid Counter:
400 ml water
250 ml water over 1 Fudgee Barr
250 ml water over 1 Fudgee Barr (again)
Bread Counter:
1 egg bread sandwich
Snack Counter:
1 ginataang monggo
Coffee Counter:
1 @ Breakfast Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
1 @ Merienda Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee

Night Run. 3.2 kms in 00:23:11
with NIKE Lunar Glide H2O Repel

Friday = 0.0
Saturday = 5.0 kms
Sunday = 4.5 kms.

All thanks and praises be to the Lord God, Almighty!

Cavinti Marathon Race Chronicle

Not until Friday morning was I able to get a ride going to Cavinti on Friday night. Thanks to Doc Minnie Tomas and Miko Sabado who gladly toook me in to their car. Praise be to God!

I waited for them at Guadalupe Bridge before 11pm. By past 1:00am, we are already in Cavinti Town Plaza – resting in the parked car. 🙂

The weather seemed nice. The temperature is so cold.

The race was scheduled to start at 4:30am. At about 4:10am, we heard an announcement that the 42K and 21K will start at the same time – 5:30am. Maybe because it rained? It did. To top it all, as the program continued for the Organizers, electricity in the town suddenly failed too. It’s too dark to start.

Anyways, the race did start at 5:30am. It was a silent start. Everybody seemed to be cold or something else.

As for me, I started with a brisk walk and slowly pushed the pace. My garmin is not working well. I wonder why. Signal is not good too. So I turned it off until KM 107 marker of the road in Lumot Lake.

I do know that I am running well and fast (for me).

As we enter the trail, I was surprised to find an all-mud trail (again) like the one we had when we test-run the route. But of course, it’s a different game now that I am wearing a trail shoe – my Roclite 243 by Innov-8.

I was a bit hesitant at first to dash-through the mud – but I have no choice. It is really an all-mud route.

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With the REAL monsters (of Team Cavite ESE)! (i am way too below them!)

L-R: Me, Jeff Suazo, JC Igos, Joe Soledad, and Jeffrey Poblete

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Photo by Arvin. @the SPILLWAY from the trail. Re-charged here with a hard-boiled egg and gatorade.

At this point of the race after the deep-muddy trail going to the road of Barangay Paowin, the spillway was a perfect spot for a good re-charge. I must mention though of the Delicious (make it 10x intense!) Giant Espasol. It was all I had and a hard-boiled egg for the entire race other than the drinks of Gatorade and Water refills. I carried nothing but my Simple Hydration (well placed at my nape) and a few sachets of Hydrite. I was running at a good easy pace. I can’t ask for more. I wanted to speed up but I like the way I am moving so far. No tired-feeling nor any pain anywhere.

I did catched-up with Benj at the deep-mud trail before Paowin. From there up to the Finish Line, we were just running side by side. We both finished at 6 hours and 9 minutes.

No more food left at the finish line. I did have 1 hard-boiled egg.

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I changed clothes after cleaning myself at the Spill Way and in the Bath Room of the Resort. It took a bit of a lot of time to clean the shoes and the socks (soaked in clay mud). After, I stayed in the car while watching runners finish.

It was (for me) an easy run. Not because the route is easy but because I ran at my easy pace. The only part where I am at my tempo pace is at the road before entering the trail. The weather did changed from cold to very cold – so I moved a bit faster. The rain did stopped but the drizzle continued.

It was a fun run in the trail running with people I have no idea who. But we have had conversations – lots of rants and funny remarks along as we progressed. It was also a never ending GOOD morning as we started seeing the counter-flowing Monsters of Running on their way back while we are on our way to the u-turn of the route.

Even after about 2 hours after I crossed the finish line, the rain continued. Runners still came. Notable was one guy who was literally struggling with his left leg. He finished dragging that leg. I wonder for how long he endured.

There was also this vendor on bike – a pansit vendor. I took a bite of his generous offer of the pansit habhab. It’s good enough. Even the putong bigas is good. Maybe I am just hungry. Maybe it was really good. 🙂 I’m not sure anymore.

On our way back to Manila, we passed by Total gasoline station at SLEX where the Nike Factory is. But I decided to just buy a Cappuccino and a Banana-Choco Chip Loaf for a snack.

At 6:30pm, I am already home to my family.

We had dinner, and some nice chat before going to bed.

It was overall a marathon worth trying. Without the mud, it will not be an adventure. Maybe, also, without the rain.

Thanks to the hardwork of Joseph Prince Baltazar. This was just a simple idea before. Now, it has come to be a reality!

All glory, honor, thanks and praise be to our Lord God, Almighty!

Thanks to JC Igos
Thanks to JC Igos – THIS is his run record. Amazing time.

JC Igos finished in 6th Place - but the route detail is the same for all.

The elevation detail and the figure of the trail. It’s not really that hard for the prepared – and is a titan to others.