This race had taken me by surprise; I was so dumbstruck that it took me 3 months to write about it! :P
Despite being super-delayed (which is an understatement), I believe this race deserves an additional footnote to its already good review.
It was a very humid morning. My wife and I were sweating profusely even before the race started. And it was only 3 AM! We could have sweated a lot more if the race had not been limited to around a thousand runners.
Yes, there were only a little more than a thousand - as in one thousand - runners that morning. The registration fee had been high of course. At Php 2500.00 regular registration, it was easily 3 to 4 times the usual races.