"Nature's Trail Discovery Run" test run

Woke up at around 2.30am from the office break room, went to McDonalds Pioneer at 3.30am, una kong nakita si Mhalot then a couple of veteran runners then came Neil, Arthur and Jared. Mission was a test trail run at Nature's Trail Discovery Run to be held at Barangay San Andres, Tanay, Rizal. Mhalot, Art and I decided to go with Sir Neil's car then sundan nalang namin ang van all the way to Tanay. We took the Marcos Highway route, akala ko nga sa Junction dadaan all the way to Tanay town proper. It was hour ride, during the travel, maraming napagkwentuhan, mga previous race events and other sports experience with my peers.

Then at around 7am, nakarating rin kami sa Barangay San Andres, road was tough, especially na car lang ang gamit ni Neil kaya worried rin kami since pababa ang road and paano kung umulan at mahihirapan kaming umakyat.  Kinalimutan muna namin ang mga possibilities na iyon as soon as we arrived at the area.

San Andres is a barangay of the philippine municipality Tanay in the province Rizal in CALABARZON which is part of the Luzon group of islands. The municipality Tanay with a population of about 94,460 and its 19 barangays belongs to the partly urban areas in the Philippines. San Andres had 510 residents by the end of 2007. (source; PhilippineIslands.ph)

preparation for the run

quick briefing with fellow runners

start of the trail run, good thing tapos nang umulan kagabi and medyo tuyo na ang lupa

forest path all the way to Sungab Cave

Daraetan River crossing, one of the numerous river system that runners will need to pass

majestic view of the rice fields which relieves tiredness during the race

one of the few remote houses along the trail

start of the uphill trek, i mean run

water buffaloes greeted the runners

Sir JazzRunner at my back ^^;

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