Here are a couple of photos that I had taken at the Merrell Adventure Run, held at Timberland Heights, San Mateo. The heavy rains turned the trails into slippery muck. Runners sloshed and tumbled through kilometers and kilometers of mud and mire. Caked in swamp-red sludge, my shoes were unrecognizable after the run.
I stumbled upon Jazzrunner’s post on the Merrell Adventure Run route, and I have to say I am really looking forward to this one. This will be my first ever trail run!
I also read the article from Philippine Star, saying that the route will include 5 consecutive mud pits and a 200-meter river traverse. I expect to end this run exhausted, filthy, and caked in mud. I have no illusions of breaking a PR here. My thighs and calves will probably be sore and I would probably have scratches on my arms and legs. I should probably bring a first-aid kit in my car!
Aside from Jazzrunner’s post, pictures of the route are also available at Merrell’s FB page.
Registration ends May 16!
I signed up for this one, which will be my very first trail run. I am excited for this. It’s something new and different. Running around Bonifacio Global City and MOA is becoming a bore.
Registration for this event is up to May 16, 2012. For more information, go to the Facebook page of Merrell Adventure Run.