Road Race Redefined:Nathan Ridge Run – Tagaytay Highlands

One of the more memorable runs we joined was the Nathan Ridge Run at the Tagaytay Highlands last November.

We arrived at around 5am at the Highlands. It was still dark, chilly, and the fog was very thick. You can feel the excitement among the runners.

It was a green event.  For hydration, Nathan provided each runner a hand-held bottle to be filled up with Gatorade. A great idea because we did not use plastic cups that were usually used during running events.

Gatorade guy refilling my Nathan Sprint bottle.
Painful start

The course was very hard! The starting line was at the bottom of the hill so that the race started with a brutal uphill climb. Ouch!

Not only did I struggle on the inclines but also against wind resistance. Note to self: must train on uphills.

Blessed with a fantastic weather that morning.  Check out the fog!

This was our first out-of-town run and we really enjoyed it. The view was breathtaking! I loved running overlooking the Taal Volcano, the lake and the surrounding mountain range. A rare chance, I would say. Thank you Nathan for organizing this run 🙂

Picturesque view of Taal Lake and Volcano
Loved the mountains!
Our post-race meal of beef tapa, egg, rice, and orange juice
I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

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