Legazpi, Albay: Travel Diary

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Hi, everyone. As you all know, I have been to Legazpi City in Albay recently to participate in the Mayon 360 Albay Ultramarathon. I stayed there for three days. I got some rest to prepare myself for the race during my first day there and the race day was on my second day. So I only got to do some tourist-y stuff during my third and last day there. 

Legazpi is the capital city of the province of Albay. It is also the largest city in the Bicol Region. The Mayon Volcano, known for being the world's most perfect volcano because of its cone shape, is partly within the city's borders and is the most iconic destination for tourists in Albay.

Here is a quick photo diary of my trip in Legazpi.
 Mayon was hiding when I arrived
 trying some local cooking: tinapa rice, liempo, and laing
 sili (chili) ice cream
 view of the Mayon Volcano, on top of Lignon Hill which is a 2km hike
 refreshing coconut water after the tiring hike
 view of the Mayon Volcano from the Cagsawa Ruins
 ATV ride for the best view of Mayon ever

Even though the trip was quite short, I still had a lot of fun. It was my first time to ride and drive an ATV so that's one item ticked off my bucket list. Mayon was simply breathtaking and I won't get tired of looking at it and admiring its beauty. I will definitely come back. :)

Cardimax-Clark Ultramarathon 2016: Registration and Race Details

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Cardimax - Clark Ultramarathon, a premier ultramarathon event in the Philippines is set to take off between 3rd and 4thSeptember, 2016 at the Clark Freeport Zone. The event consists of 100 Kilometer Championship and 50 Kilometer Challenge categories. It also includes 4-Men and 2-Men Relays for the 100K and 50K, respectively. It aims to gather beginner, aspiring, top and veteran ultramarathoners in a journey to inspire each other to go beyond their limits and give their best and harness their own energy! 

Go Longer. It is an ideal race for the aspiring and relatively new ultra-marathoners to go beyond a marathon distance or do their first century distance. Similarly, endurance athletes can find the race as an avenue to improve and test their endurance levels while enjoying the tough but scenic course. 

Go Faster. The race is set to attract top marathoners and ultra-marathoners in a challenge to outrun themselves and their competitors. The race will reward top performances in individual and team categories. 

Go Together. This is more than a race; it is a journey designed to inspire each other in the sport. It offers an 18-week Training Calendar and a race day event where runners can learn from each other and from coaches, fitness professionals and other partners. Together, our runners will “dig deep” and explore the innate, possibly dormant, strength in them. Everyone will experience the special camaraderie and friendship among competitors, volunteers, race officials and spectators. 

Here are the race details.

Register now at www.raceyaya.com. For more information, visit their website at www.clarkultramarathon.com.