Miyamit Falls Trail Marathon (MF42)

Running is so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can’t run any uphill anymore but then you find your inner strength by looking at the mountains and realize you’re capable of so much more than you thought. Trail running isn’t just about adding miles upon miles. It’s about becoming a balanced athlete who can respond to diverse conditions.

After a steady start I begun to crank it up, catching a few runners and make friends along the way and through aid stations, all with my signature smile just to hide the feeling of tiredness but deep inside you expect it to be hard and know that you’re going to have repeatedly challenge yourself of a never ending uphill/downhill from Miyamit Falls. But time flies every foot strike carries me forward and I have reached the finish line. Three years in the making and I finally made it. Because the MF42 event always conflict with our conference overseas.

Thanks to all volunteers who have given their time to support us. All the photographers at the Miyamit Falls led by Phen Avanzado, Glairold Recella and Jaja Ferrer at the finish line. Special shout out to Joma Sison for his signature voice at AS3 junction. Race Director Atty. Jonnifer and the rest of the staff, Thank you. See you in my next race CM50.

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A quick glance of the beautiful route to the Miyamit Falls. Credits goes to Expedition Support and photos by Koi Grey.
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Ranked 28
Time: 8hrs. 31mins.
Elevation Gain: 7,141 ft.

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory come. ~Buddha

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kg4Miyamit Falls as seen from a far.

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Amazing scenery.

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Locals of Moyamit, the Aetas.

MF42-1Approaching the finish line. My quads is really hurts.

MF42-8Quads, glutes, calves, and core…. damn really hurts!

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MF42-10Happy and sad that I didn’t bring enough candies for the Aetas. Finished in 8hrs. 31mins.

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IMG_20171002_060416This shoes really serve me well in all of my trail races. I think it’s time to buy a new one. Merrell ph.

IMG_20171001_140335Start/Finish line at Sandbox Alviera in Porac, Pampanga.

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