Missing Out on The North Face 100

Last Valentine’s Day, I was supposed to run the Thrill of the Trail run in Nuvali, part of the TNF100 trail running series The North Face has mapped out for this year. Unfortunately my partner had to back out due to a foot injury, and I was still also recovering from my first 21K at Condura.

Nuvali was just a taster for the major trail event, The North Face 100 happening on April 24-25 in Baguio City. If Nuvali only had two distance categories (11K and 22K), TNF100 also has 50K and 100K categories. Just so you know, any distance above 42K qualifies as an ultramarathon (OMG!).

The North Face 100

Trail running requires agility and presence of mind as well as endurance. The route will take participants through Camp John Hay, the PMA grounds, Mt. Sto. Tomas and Mt. Tuba before finishing inside Burnham Park. The mountainous terrain promises to be quite tough on the legs and lungs, since the highest elevation is at 2,062 meters above sea level.

Yesterday I registered for Earth Run at Res Toe Run. When I saw the poster for TNF100, I was struck by pangs of envy and regret. I would have wanted to be at TNF100 as well (but only for 11K) if I had not already booked and paid for a vacation in Boracay with Jenny and Bianca from April 23 to 26. :(

If you don’t have anything planned for the weekend of April 24-25, you might want to give TNF100 a shot. Define your personal limits 6,000++ ft above sea level! Join The North Face 100 in Baguio-Benguet. Visit: www.thenorthface100.ph for more details, or check out The North Face 100 Facebook fan page.

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6 thoughts on “Missing Out on The North Face 100

  1. 100km solo?! sa baguio pa? gulp.

    just curious, what made you join earth run instead of the natgeo one? im just thinking na medyo sawa ka na sa routes sa the fort. is it the 16km distance?

  2. Hey Calvin, NatGeo Run is twice the price of Earth Run. Also, my friends are running Earth Run instead. And I don't really mind the Fort routes. I need the hill training more than the PR I could get with a flat course at MOA.

  3. well right now i wanted to go for the boracay skyathon, but i don't have any room mate, cause they always want 2 persons in a room(business!)

    so if anything else fails i might go for this. and maybe try something out of my comfort zone .

  4. Michael Angelo, TNF100 is a trail run, though. I hope you have trail shoes! Best of luck :)

    Madz, yeah exactly, I will be running on the hot white sand beach of Boracay while people slog through the cold trails of Baguio-Benguet.

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