In an unwavering support of the Government of the City of Baguio, Baguio Tourism Office, Camp John Hay, and Team Malaya, Sports Hub Pilipinas will be bringing a much collaborated and anticipated sporting event in Baguio City - the Baguio Marathon 2019!
In a flat paved road fine but Baguio Marathon offers irregular uphills and wildly steep downhills that are both guaranteed to affect my usual running capability. Though the oxygen is purer at a high altitude of 5,000 feet the air is way thinner. Baguio's unpredictable weather is yet another notorious game-changer, forecast may say the the Sun is up and pretty, in a split second a thick fog covers giving zero visibility like a blanket, add then there's the sudden shower of cold rain.
Baguio Marathon is using sports science that combines all available types of terrain that Baguio City has to offer; irregular uphills, steep downhills, asphalt, concrete, mud, soil, eco-trail, steps, and gravel. Simply mind-boggling!
Aimed at bringing a world-class professional marathon in the City of Pines, the entire 42 kilometers will probably become the country's most brutal course to offer; the ultimate challenge is contoured the unique landscape and climate at 5,000 feet above sea level. It combines the flat concrete and asphalt road at iconic landmarks and historic spots, irregular uphills and downhills with almost blind curves; eco-trails at Camp John Hay exposed in gravel, soil, dust, mud, twigs, and perhaps pine cones. Baguio's unpredictable weather is nature's game-changer as it keeps every level of runners on edge of their expectations.
21 kilometers is one serious stretch. It is one of those memorable milestones one never realize could be achieved. It is a matter of believing. With some laser-like focused training and discipline, the body can follow through.
10 kilometers is just a number. Trainings done well over the past season, now is the time to achieve it. Navigate through a series of rigorous set of terrains like no other.
5 kilometers is no joke especially if the terrain is near crazy; flat to mud to uphill, to gravel and twigs downhill and flat again! Heavier breathing explains the thinner air and oxygen content, excited and yet scared, yet this becomes a personal challenge.
Out of that office and into a new challenge. It could be a new year's resolution, but it definitely is a game-changer for most. Out of your comfort zone finally realize it is high time for a new adventure, 3 kilometers is a good and a personal challenge beginning. Tag your friends along for support, and fun. There's so much Baguio City has to offer; thick fog will welcomes everyone, power up with our unique strawberry taho, smell the cold rain. 3 kilometers is a new beginning.