Thursday, June 24, 2010

34th Milo Marathon Race Map

Vince and I went out to get ourselves registered for the Milo Marathon.  Our selection criteria for the race category?  Singlet.  Find out the lowest race category that offers a singlet.  Good thing the 5k fun run have one and it is the cheapest at P100

42.195-K Elimination Race - P 500.00
21-K Run - P 500.00
10-K Run - P 500.00

We also bought several packs of Milo (300 grams) from Mini-Stop which is part of the entry fee.  We ended up transferring its contents to a small plastic bag (in the parking lot).  Only the 10k and higher distances will have the timing chip included in the race kit.  Which doesn't really justify the P400 difference because the disposable plastic only costs less than P100.  The 3k kiddie and 5k fun run will be using a barcode to log the time similar to Mizuno run

Milo will be imposing a race curfew for each event.  There will be 'sweepers' who will pick up runners who failed to finish the race route within a designated time

42.195-K Race - 6 hours after official start of the race
21-K Race - 2 ½ hours after official start of the race
10-K Race - 1 ½ hours after official start of the race
5-K Race - 1 hour after official start of the race

I'd say that the curfew time is still doable even for the recreational joggers/runners
And for those who have a high competitive spirit, one can qualify for the Milo Finals

21K provincial elimination race
Age Group     Men                   Women
18-34            1hr 30min            1hr 40min
35-39            1hr 35min            1hr 45min

42K Metro Manila elimination race
Age Group     Men                   Women
18-34            3hr 45min            4hr 20min
35-39            3hr 50min            4hr 25min

The 21K qualifying time is just insane.  When Vince calculated it, one should maintain a pace of 4'16"/km.  We took a look at the 42K qualifier and a runner should hit a 5'20"/km pace.  I could hardly do that on my 5k races and my heart and lungs are screaming already, let alone run a full marathon with this intensity

Now I understand why Milo Marathon is TEH event that our elite runners train hard for

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