Race Report: Deadman’s 300 v4.0

“DM 300 is a must race for trail runners who wants to level up their game”

– Werner Cruz

DM 3oo 2017

Mababaon ka sa Hirap | Image by: Daphne Codilla

It was a successful mud-fest Birthday party from starting up to finish line. Everyone enjoyed the thrilling adventure brought by 2017 DM 300’s rock climbing, river-crossing, mountain running and the last but not the least, fiesta food at Aid Station.

This is the year 4 of Meljohn Tezon aka “BoyP” Birthday Run for a cause which main purpose is to collect donations and generate fund to aid basic needs of grade school kids of Macaingalan Elementary School living on top of Rodriguez, Rizal mountain.

Group Photo before Gun start | Image by: Glairold Recella

The race started in a cool weather at The Rock Resort around 2:30 am for 50k and followed by 30k runners after an hour. A total of almost 300 runners participated this year and the biggest numbers of runners joined in the said event according to Race Director BoyP.

Group Photo before Gun start | Image by: Glairold Recella

The Route

Mt. Lubog view | Image by: Del Villanueva

This year route was more technical and extremely difficult due to mud. Epic mudfest all-over Sitio Lubog going up and going down. Even 50 km race route was cut into 43 km due to high level of river and strong current going to Falls due to heavy rainfall days before by Typhoon Odette. The Matulid falls is the turn-around point for 50 km ultra marathon category which was located into remote area of Sitio Lubog and almost the boundaries of Rizal & Quezon Province. No matulid falls route and all runners goes directly to DM trails.

Infamous assault Deadman’s Trail | Image by: Daphne Codilla

The DM trails is much friendlier this year since heavy rains were experience during afternoon both year 2015 & 2016. Humid and cloudy sky so that runners gently overcome the unlimited assault of Deadman’s Trail.

The Drop Zone

The surprise part this year. The most talk about trails after Pinagtabasan area commonly called the Drop zone. The part wherein runners told their nails to shut up and feel numb! When the downhills were like roller coaster rides due to it’s steepness descent.

The Drop Zone | Image by: Lala De Guzman

On previous edition of race, no drop zone trails so that I told myself to be back on running on DM 300 V5.0 for this exciting new route. After Pinagtabasan area runners goes out to quary area passing rivers with different chemicals from Quary plant around the Rodriguez Rizal.

Sponsors of DM 300 v4.0 | Image by: Glairold Recella

We’ve compiled some great Photos coming from PT friends, Glairold Recella of MARUPOK & Pinoy Trails photographer Jose Ramizares.  More photos will be posted at Pinoy Trails Facebook Page.

Photo Highlights

HOKA One One Shoe Raffle Winner | Image by: @joseramizares

50k Podium MALE Finishers | Image by: Glairold Recella

50k Podium FEMALE Finishers | Image by: @joseramizares

Race Marshals with BoyP | Image by: Glairold Recella

50k Male Champion – Macmac Sison | Image by: Glairold Recella

50k Female Champion – Melanie Hingpit | Image by: Glairold Recella

HOKA Shoes in action | Image by: Glairold Recella

Trail run is much fun with Friends | Image by: Glairold Recella

Focus is the key to succeed | Image by: Glairold Recella

Run with a purpose | Image by: Glairold Recella

Run in Style| Image by: Glairold Recella

Smile to kill near Finish line | Image by: Glairold Recella

Trail Love | Image by: Glairold Recella

HOKA One One SG2 performed well in DM300 | Image by: Glairold Recella

The Outreach Program is reschedule to November 2017 due to kids break in School. We will give update on this blog for the School supplies distribution for kids of Sitio Macaingalan.

Race Results

The RaceYaya provided the timing and real-time results for this year DM 300 V4.0 You can view the complete result thru this link: RaceYaya DM 300 v4.0 Results

How was your DM 300 Trail raun experience?  You can share your trail stories with us and we can feature them here at Pinoy Trails. Message us on Facebook or Instagram @pinoytrails for further details.

 

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Post Author: Jose Ramizares

Jose is a road runner since 10.10.10 Run for Pasig River but eventually fell in love with Trail Running after 2013 Balagbag hike experience. He just recently finished his first & longest 50k Trail Ultra marathon in 2016 TNF100 Philippines. He’s an active online-gamer, spicy food lover, adventure-seeker and a member Running Photographers.

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