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Here’s my recap of my 73 Km run in BDM 102K Ultra-Marathon last March 6 to 7, 2010.
Photo courtesy of Ley Gripal
Around lunchtime, somewhere in Dau, Pampanga…
Photo courtesy of Emil Ancheta
Doc Art’s car accidentally bumped another vehicle. Damage was nominal in Doc Art’s car…
Photo courtesy of Tin Sayson
And so was to other vehicle.
But the vehicle owner acted like it was super duper major damage!
Oh well…
Photo courtesy of Tin Sayson
We spent more than an hour trying to settle the situation.
In boredom, we started goofing around…
Photo courtesy of Emil Ancheta
We’re supposed to be sleeping, not solving…
Photo courtesy of Emil Ancheta
After almost 2 hours, we’re finally on our way to our resort in Abucay, Bataan…
Photo courtesy of Tin Sayson
And got our much needed rest.
Photo courtesy of Emil Ancheta
While preparing for take-off, we took some time sharing stories, and planning for the race.
Last thing before take off is pictorials, of course.Photo courtesy of Emil Ancheta

We arrived in Km 0 Mariveles, Bataan around 9:45PM.

Photo courtesy of Emil Ancheta
Gun start was fired at 11:30 PM.
Photo courtesy of Emil Ancheta

And the foot race begins.
Photo courtesy of Emil Ancheta

It was pitch dark in most parts of the route.
Road was concrete, winding and rolling.
I walked every uphill, and ran downhills.
Sprain on my left foot appeared at Km 33.

Photo courtesy of Emil Ancheta
I was with Mar aka Pojie aka Forefoot Runner when I reached Km 50.
We were just a few minutes late than our target time.
I know I can still make it within the cut-off time even with the sprain.
Photo courtesy of My SM Family
I quickly changed to my heat gear.
And had some photo ops with Jigger and my SM family.
Photo courtesy of My SM Family
Breakfast was handed over to me, and enjoyed it as I continued with my race.
I was already walking, and very confident that my pace will still the cut-off.
Mar even told me that my walk pace was fast, as he was behind me run/walking.
Photo courtesy of My SM Family
I got reunited again with Jigger at Km 64.
He wanted to call it a day, for he was injured even before the start of the race.
I told him not to quit, and that we could still make it.
Blisters on both feet appeared at Km 66.
Photo courtesy of My SM Family


I tried to treat it immediately, while its still small.
Bought a band aid in a store, and resident Lisa who happens to be a nurse helped me.Photo courtesy of My SM Family

Unlike my sprain, the blister pain was unbearable for me.
While having our lunch at Km 70, I had my blisters checked for the 2nd time.
Blisters grew in size, as big as the old Peso coin.

Photo courtesy of My SM Family
At this point, I told Jigger to go ahead.
I called on my support crew, and asked for my slippers.
BDM Race Staff checked our condition, and was cleared.
Time was still enough for us to finish the race.
Photo courtesy of My SM Family

At Km 73, I stopped in 14:11:14.
I sent a text message to the race director, Sir Jovie Narcise aka Bald Runner and submitted myself to the DNF (did not finish) list.
Photo courtesy of Marvin Pangan

Remaining supplies was shared to my friends who are still in battle.
Proceeded to Km 102 to congratulate the finishers.
Praised and thanked God for the great experience.
Photo courtesy of Emil Ancheta
We reached our hotel in San Fernando, Pampanga around 7PM.
I easily fell asleep.
Here’s a picture of my sprained left foot…
Photo courtesy of Emil Ancheta

And my blisters.
Photo courtesy of Emil Ancheta

Praise God for a weekend full of love.
But I have to admit, I have an unfinished business in Pampanga.
I’ll be back for 2011 BDM 102k Ultra-Marathon!

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4 thoughts on “BDM 102k Recap

  1. But I have to admit, I have an unfinished business in Pampanga.
    I'll be back for 2011 BDM 102k Ultra-Marathon!

    BDM2011 is your destiny. embrace it. ITS YOURS!!

    ORGYST

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  2. Fudge….Courage is not achieved when you cross the finish line, but in the mere THOUGHT of taking that first step. So proud of you! im sure next year this will be a breeze for you. Tape your feet and practice running with blisters đŸ™‚ remember….as a good friend told me…. pain is weakness leaving the body!!! kitakits sa kalsada fudge. Next year. you will eat BDM like it was a slice of your favorite cake! :p

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