Spartan Race Cebu 2019
Aroo! Another KaBARCkada emerged as a Spartan this year! CONGRATS to PJay Villaver for conquering the run, climb, push, pull, throw and crawl through walls, hills, trees, barbed wire, and mud like Hell on Earth last Spartan Race here in Cebu.
Held last July 6 – Spartan RD Hill Super/Sprint 2019 – took place in RD Hill, Danao City, Cebu this year. The first time that the kaBARCs experienced a Spartan Race was last year at the Foressa Trails in Balamban, it was just a Sprint event.
And here is his Spartan Race journey…
I arrived at the venue full of enthusiasm and optimistic that I’d be able to finish the race strong as I know I prepared and trained (physical and mental) for it.
I went in line, checked my name and got registered 2hrs before the start time. Then it was drizzling that turned into a light to moderate rain. “Thank you for the rain, I’d prefer it over the scorching heat of the sun” I said to myself. But the rain didn’t last long and it went back to being sunny — it’s like the spartan gods want us to suffer! LOL
At the strike of 11:30AM, the race has begun! Everyone was pumped and believe me, my adrenaline went beyond the roof! 30min after, I was already full of dirt and mud that I could barely even walk; my foot got stuck multiple times that I have to dug it. Plus the weather was humid and super hot that seeing ice cubes at the water stations felt like heaven already. First few obstacles were “okay” like over wall, hurdles and 6t wall – these would definitely test your agility. Towards the end of the race, that’s where “difficult” obstacles were; like Hercules hoist, monkey bars and the dreaded rope climb! These would test your overall strength, core and upper body.
Finally, I ran 5.6km with 28 obstacles in 3hrs 33min. Do I love it? -HELL YEAH! Will I ever do it again –DEFINITELY! Planning to even complete the trifecta series. Ha!
P.S. Piece of advice if you are interested in joining, please train HARDER! Work on your core and upper body; Metafit/HIIT training would definitely help. Remember, he who sweats more in training bleeds less in war. – PJay