Saturday, March 17, 2012

Takbo Para Sa Banahaw - Second Edition

Earlier this morning, we leveled-up our regular weekend race/run. We joined Takbo para sa Banahaw (Part 2) event held at Lucban, Quezon. Too bad only four members of Team Titans were able to join this race. Karen and I registered for 24k, Rusell ran for Lily's 12k kit and Jervin doing a 6k.

We arrived at Lucena past 11pm last night via JAC Liner Bus. We stayed at Orenas Inn located at the town proper of Lucban.  The place is near the starting line for all the categories which is the SLSU Campus.

My unofficial time is 2:32 and ranked 24 based on the  number given upon crossing the finish line.

Thoughts on the race:
  1. Super challenging route, rolling hills everywhere!
  2. Hydration stations are too far from each other. They only serve water on hydration stations.
  3. No kilometer markers, only turnaround point for all the distances.
  4. Gunstart for 24km started late.
  5. Nice nature view for the run.
  6. Medal (nice except the itchy lace)
  7. Massage for 24km finishers...two thumbs up!
  8. There are also raffle items for runners. 
After the race, we have our breakfast at Sevilla's restaurant. We tried their lucban longganisa bfast and pancit habhab.

Some photos from the event.

with Karen and Jervin
with Rusell and Karen at Orenas Inn
Titans at Palaisdaan
with Eboy and Angela of Biggest Loser
Bought Lucban Longganisa (plus Lucban noodles) for pasalubong
a must try buko pie from Los Banos!

A very great weekend indeed! More to come!