06 April 2009

serious running this April

It's stories like this that inspire me to run a marathon someday. Someday!

Goes to show that one is never too old to run a 42K race. My elder sister resides in Boston, and I am so envious that she'll be able to watch THE Boston Marathon, which will be held on April 20, 2009. There will be qualified runners from the Philippines, like the Carpo sisters, joining this race, and it's definitely something to be proud about.

We also have our own version of the Boston Marathon right now: the 1st Bataan Death March Tribute 102K Ultramarathon Race, which started today at 1:00 am.

Oh my God. 102K is so unfathomable for me at this point. Talk about a real DEATH MARCH. Starting line is at Mariveles, Bataan and the Finish line will be at San Fernando, Pampanga. 82 runners in total. They will be running in the dark at the early part of the race (and as such, will have to wear reflectorized running gear and are encouraged to wear headlights or bring small flashlights. But the scary part here isn't the dark--it's the heat of the sun actually). What they're embarking on is beyond inspiring!

Good luck to all Bataan 102K Ultramarathon runners! Wish I could be there at the finish line to see them. It must be incredible, really.

1 comment:

  1. Steffi5:16 PM

    I can never understand WHY people would want to join the Bataan Death March. There's a reason why it's called a "Death March," okay.