Race Report: 3rd Conquer Assault 50

Conquer Assault

3rd Conquer Assault 50k Finishers’ (marble) token

Tanay has been the favorite playground for many people who always seek for some trail adventure, for cold waterfalls experience and for an over-looking sea of clouds escapade. In celebration of Tanay Adventure Camp’s sixth year and Tanay Hane Festival, team Conquer led by Benedict Menesis and in-cooperation with local tourism office of Tanay created Conquer Assault 50k challenge that showcase hidden beauty in the mountain range of Sierra Madre.

3rd Conquer Assault 50: The Last Leg

Beautiful Peak of Mt. Lobo (50k Cat.) | IG: @sesaaaaaa

The Conquer Assault 50 race date was perfectly foster for Tanay HANE (Home of Adventure and Nature Experience) Festival  and TAC 6th year which feature different kinds of adventure events like Mountain bike endurance race, wall climbing activity, rappelling, cooking contest, Reggae concert (Saturday Night) and trail run all happened last Sept. 16-17, 2017. For trail participants, they enjoyed the live concert party in Reggae Music Genre that hype the Saturday night.

Reggae Night Concert for 6th year of TAC | IG: @joseramizares

Conquer Assault 50 was composed of three (3) main race categories ranging 11k, 21k and 50k that covered the race route of Laiban falls, Dayapa rivers, sitio Tuyang, Sitio Bakbak, Sitio Tablon and Maysawa trails.

 The 50k startline prayer led by Race Director | IG: @joseramizares

The race started exactly 12mn for 5ok ultra marathon category at Maharlika hall of Tanay Adventure Camp. It was a cool morning for gun start because of absence of rain which means great advantage for participants for minimal wet and mud trails. The gun start hype feels was very high because of excitement not only by the runners but also the crew and team mates that support during the event.

2017 Conquer Assault 50k Champion (Noy Gentoleo) | IG: @amihansportsgear

The Assault 50 is the Conquer Adventure Series finale. It’s the most challenging trail leg that highlight the most remote area and uphills of Sierra Madre mountain range. The trails used mostly are the trails utilized during the first edition of the series. But on last leg, it also  showcase with the inclusion of the recently exposed Laiban Falls and the Cordillera alike sea of clouds on 50k summit. The event not only featured trail running satisfaction but the chance also to capture the great panorama scenery which only experience in Tanay, Rizal.

2017 Conquer Assault 50k Finishers’ Medal | IG: @joseramizares

The 2017 edition Champion of Conquer Assault 50k was Noy Gentoleo of Team Amihan with a time of (unofficial) 6hrs. and 25mins and Cheryll Navarro from Bataan.

 

 

 

11k Female Podium Finishers

11k Male Podium Finishers

21k Female Podium Finishers

21k Male Podium Finishers

50k Female Podium Finishers

50k Male Podium Finishers

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

Photo Highlights

Laiban Falls | Photo: Misfune Kuribayashi

Renson smiling after 21k Trail Run| IG: @joseramizares

2017 Conquer Assault 11k Champion – Mark Brian Manalo | IG: @joseramizares

2017 Conquer Assault youngest finisher | IG: @joseramizares

JUMP! still strong after 50k run | IG: @joseramizares

2017 Conquer Assault 50k female 1st runner-up, Princess Soliven  | IG: @joseramizares

KOTM’s trail master Jonel Mendoza joined the 50k Trail Run | IG: @joseramizares

HOKA One One SG2 spotted after hard Trail course | IG: @joseramizares

Post-race drink of Mang Ramon for RD/Birthday Boy Benedict | IG: @joseramizares

Laiban falls with the new Amihan hook Gaiter (black)| IG: @redbarry68

3rd Conquer Assault 50: The Last Leg (UPNR) Participants | IG: @kayganda08
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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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