For all those who will be running the Subic International Marathon (SIM) and the Quezon City International Marathon, we are organizing a Long Slow Distance (LSD) run this coming Sunday, October 4, 2009. This LSD run will cover a distance of 25 to 35 kilometers passing along the route of the QCIM.
Assembly area will be at the UP Oblation. Here are the details:
4:00 – 4:20am : Meet up infront of the UP Oblation. Runners can park their vehicles in front of Abelardo hall or Plaridell hall which is just 100 meters away from the Oblation.
4:30 : We simulate the start time of the QCIM so if possible, we start our run on time.
We start from the Oblation on our way out to University Ave. then turn right to Commonwealth Avenue. From Commonwealth, we turn right to Batasan Road and make a u-turn when we reach the back of Batasan Pambansa on the way back to Commonwealth. From Commonwealth, we turn right on the road that leads to The La Mesa Eco Park. We’ll check if we’ll be permitted to access the route inside the Park otherwise, we shall have to run the peripheral roads outside of the exact route. We exit again at Commonwealth and turn right to Regalado Avenue on the way to SM Fairview then turn right to Quirino Highway and make a u-turn after 2 kms on the way back.
Runners who only wish to run the 21k route can do so by going back to Commonwealth Avenue after the turn-around at the back of Batasang Pampansa and towards North Avenue. For those who will not be able to run the whole 25-35 km stretch, there are always public jeepneys that will take you back to Philcoa and UP.
Runners should bring their own fuel/hydration belts/ belt bag-pouch/ hand held water bottle/ camel backpack, bars/gels. Grocery and other convinience stores are available along the route.
All runners are invited whether they are running the SIM, QCIM, Milo or any other long distance races.
They can list up at the takbo.ph website, in this link: http://takbo.ph/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=26&func=view&id=27704&catid=30
So far, the list of runners joining are as follows:
11. James (runma777)
13. Marvin Rae
17. Jassel aka Russel (QCIM 5:30 Pacer Group)
22. Earl – 22km
23. Vicky Ras
29. Ziggy (will try to join. adjust ko pa kasi sked ko)
We’ll see you all there this Sunday!