Monday, March 08, 2010

An Enduring Shout-Out (and an Announcement)

Still a bit tired but I just want to give a shout-out to my brother who managed to finish the recent Bataan Death March Tribute: Bataan102 Ultramarathon held over the weekend.

Held to commemorate the Bataan Death March that happened during World War 2, the ultramarathon lasted from the humid midnight of Saturday (March 6) to the thunderous afternoon heat of Sunday (March 7). Runners ran 102 kilometers from the Bataan Death March Shrine at Mariveles, Bataan (Km 0) all the way to the Old Railway Station at San Fernando, Pampanga (Km 102).

I was part of the support group for my brother from midnight of Saturday all the way 'til 6 a.m. Sunday at the 50km mark of Abucay, Bataan. From there, I was relieved of my support duties by my brother's friends. Frankly, after 6 hours of being up all night, I was dead tired.

But still, it was all worth it as my brother managed to finish the 102kms to finish 20th place. Given that there were 140-plus participants, that's pretty good. And 102kms? Man, that's nothing to sneeze at.

Congrats, bro!


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Ryan said...

wow! 102 kms? how long did that take him? did he have a sleeping bag?

banzai cat said...

@ryan: it took him 14 hours and a half. we started 11:45 p.m. saturday and he finished around 2 p.m. sunday afternoon. he was running the whole time so no sleeping bag. (for that matter, barely dozed myself since i had to get his drinks ready every 5 km.)