Rock and Road Trail Run 21 km


trail running…Trail Running! ... TRAIL RUNNING!!!
What the hell got into my thick skull that I signed up for the "Rock and Road Trail Run half Marathon - Nuvali.
My last trail run was “Mount Hood 10 mile race” in British Columbia in the year 1983.
Am I really going to run a Trail Race again?
But what about my Poor ankles that is very prone to twisting
What about my scar less legs which I am very proud off :-) Am I willing to sacrifice and get it scratched, mangled, lacerated?
But most of am I willing to sacrifice my Running Shoes and get it all dirty, filthy and muddy.
You bet your “Bizwack” I am……..
I counted roughly about 135 Loony participants. 91 joined the 42 km event and the remaining 43 joined the 21km event. I joined the 21 km event. The race started at 3 am exactly. The route was really rough, mud, lots of potholes, mud, cow shit, mud, sharp inclines and more mud it was also pitch dark which made it even more difficult and to make matters worse it even rained… but only 1 thing entered my mind “Bring it on Baby!!!!!”
Because of my poor eye sight I had to carry 2 Led lights but in spite of that I still had a very difficult time maneuvering on the course.. BUT … BUT  what was strange is “I was feeling extremely good”. I was literally flying on the course. I was feeling so good that I wasn't concentrating that I passed the half way mark turn around point. Ha ha stupid of me.
When I realize my mistake I turned back and completed a total distance of 24.74 km
Time of 3:15:04
Base on my calculations my finish time for the 21 km race would have been 2:45:33 ( good enough for 3rd place ).
But getting lost is just part of the game of Trail running. I LOVE TRAIL RUNNING!
I had so much fun.
After the race I was still feeling great I ran an additional 5.60 km
A total of 30.34 km
Life is Good…. Trail Running just made it Better!
Nuvali Trail Running 
Race Organizer - Jonel Mendoza  and I
Race Organizer and  good friend  - Jonel Mendoza and Goldy D. participant
 

ROCK AND ROAD TRAIL RUN
HALF MARATHON
NUVALI, SANTA ROSA, LAGUNA
November 11, 2012
NAME
TIME
1) Andy Mendoza
2:02:15
2) Al Tellias
2:11:31
3) Sandi Menchi Abahan 1st F
2:18:43
4) Marquis Minlay
2:52:50
5) Mary Gold dela Cruz 2nd F
2:54:50
6) Gerard Pizarras
3:02:30
7) Daniel Bersano
3:05:06
8) Gay Baniwas 3rd F
3:05:10
9) Hendricks Gonzales
3:06:25
10) Roxanne Catubig
3:06:42
11) Christopher Catalla
3:07:34
12) Manny Ocampo
3:09:34
13) Marie Joyce Negapatan
3:10:36
14) Patrick Concepcion
3:15:09
15) Vivs Cerrer
3:23:47
16) Bee Yen Soberano
3:27:33
17) Dondi Cabatingan
3:32:26
18) Candy Balaba
3:41:51
19) Ria Zagala
3:42:38
20) Vincent Tan
3:42:44
21) Jun Jalimao
3:42:54
22) Richneil dela Torre
3:45:53
23) Ian Neil Banagodos
3:45:54
24) Joel Canama
3:45:55
25) Boo Toledo
3:48:27
26) Dindo Magallanes
3:52:42
27) Justin Josef Gomez
3:53:47
28) Ma. Jackielynne Miranda
3:59:23
29) Anthony Padernilla
3:59:24
30) Christopher John Sta. Cruz
3:59:37
31) Wendell Ogsimer
4:06:40
32) Francis Chua
4:19:32
33) Ritchie Carreon
4:27:58
34) Cheryl Lorena
4:27:59
35) Raquel Espinosa
4:29:06
36) Judith Staples
4:38:29
37) Peter Ng
4:39:36
38) Angie Iglesia
4:42:49
39) Bryan Lim
4:42:50
40) Bibi Ng
4:48:21
41) Ray Abenojar
4:48:30
42) Francis Pua
4:48:32
43) Gica Limjoco
5:10:57
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