“It is not the mountain that we conquered but ourselves” – Edmund Hillary
After my 32K
disaster run last week, which almost made me want to quit running. LOL. I now have a new story to tell: 😀
As they say, when you’re down and troubled and sad and all… all you need is a good run. And that’s what Nathan Ridge Run gave me! So thank you Nathan! 😀
I joined the Nathan Ridge Run (10k) last Sunday, November 20, 2011 held at Tagaytay Highlands. And it was a wonderful running experience. 😀
It was the most challenging yet enjoyable 10K race I ever had. The uphills and downhills were very tough but you’ll see people smiling the whole time. You can see that they enjoyed the race even it was difficult. Everybody was up for the killer hills challenge! The scenic views and fresh air also gave the participants a different kind of runner’s high! as they ran down the rolling hills of Tagaytay Highlands! It was truly an amazing race experience for the urban road racers.
I finished with a time of 1:21 and ranked 113th out of 400+(?) runners. Top 100 finishers got a gorgeous silver medal. Sayang di ako umabot pero ok lang. I finished the race with a big smile on my face. I’m happy with my performance. 😀
Nathan Ridge Run brought back the thrill and my passion for running in me as they successfully redefined road racing and delivered the awesomest race of the year!
Why is Nathan Ridge Run an Awesome Race?
Challenging Hills: Check.
Sufficient Hydration: Check.
No Plastic Cups: Check.
Post Race Meal: Check
Happy Runners : Check 😀
And the thing that I liked the most about this event is that they succeeded in implementing the “NO PLASTIC CUPS” policy during the race. Everybody had their hydration bottles with them all through out the race. As a result, walang kalat! This race deserves a commendation from different environmental groups. This is the true eco-friendly race! Good job Nathan! I hope we can bring this to Manila and I hope the 1000 participants of this race will continue the practice of the use of hydration bottles and will start the change for the betterment of our environment.
The good news is Nathan Ridge Run is now going to become an annual event! Yehey! 😀 You now have a whole year to train and prepare for those killer hills!
See you again on Nathan Ridge Run 2012!
Special Thanks to Nathan & Primer Team: Mariel, Laira & Ian! You did an awesome job! 😀