This was a hilly course as it went through Kalayaan Bridge and onto Buendia Avenue which is rare for a 10km race.
There were also some small inclines on BGC which we had to tackle too.
But aside from the course being difficult, it was nice in that it was pretty much straightforward and didn't have a lot of turns like most of 10km races held in BGC.
When we ran the 10km race, there was another ongoing race (St Luke's Hospital) and for the last 3 km, we would run on the same route so it was difficult to weave through all these runners!
On the hydration aspect of the race, it was more than enough as it was placed every 1.5km and aside from water, they had Pocari Sweat too (but since there was another race, I wasn't sure if this all belonged to our race).
Still, it was a good race and one to test your speed and endurance.
Quite surprised with my finish time but very happy too! Praise God! Not only did I beat this year's 10km PR of 1:04 but I also beat last year's 10km PR of 1:01 (6:08 pace), which was my ultimate goal for 10km for this year!
Having finish this race at sub-60 (although technically short 200 meters) is another bonus for me!
Thank God! To Him all the Glory!!
Thanks Alvin for all the speedwork and tempo you made me do. I hated it every single time but it is nice to see some good thing come out of it! Ha ha!