The exciting two-day mountain bike (MTB) Filinvest City Endurance Weekend is back for its fifth year!
Happening on September 30 to October 1 at the Filinvest City trails in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, both elite and amateur MTB riders can once again expect a challenging race experience either in solo or team category. First staged in 2013, the Filinvest City Endurance Weekend is a test of MTB handling skills and stamina while racing in the 6-hour or 12-hour or 24-hour leg. Exclusive medal for all finishers and generous cash prizes await winners in different racing category.
Registration is now OPEN so hurry and get your slots NOW!
Endurance Weekend 2016 is an annual mountain bike or MTB race with 24-hour, 12-hour, and 6-hour race categories happening on 8-9 Oct. 2016, Saturday and Sunday at the Pacific Rim, Filinvest City in Alabang.
Race Categories, Registration Fees, and Team Composition
Male and Female Elite (Solo) – 24-hour (P 2,500) | 12-hour (P 2,000) | 6-hour (P 1,500)
All Male Team: 24-hour (P 6,500) | 12-hour (P 3,500) Mixed Team: 24-hour (P 6,500) | 12-hour (P 3,500)
24-hour –All Male and Mixed (Teams of 3)
12-hour –All Male and Mixed (Teams of 2)
Age Group (Male Solo Category ONLY)
12-hour category – 29 and below | 30-49 | 50 and above
6-hour category – 29 and below | 30-39 | 40-49 | 50 and above
Gun Start Times
24 hours: October 8, Saturday – 12 Noon
12 hours: October 8, Saturday – 5 PM
6 hours: October 9, Sunday – 6 AM
Course Description, Transition Zone, and Control Point
It is a 6.2-kilometer loop course consisting of single track and asphalt roads marked by the use of directional signs such as arrows, buntings, and traffic cones. There are sections throughout the course where there are no markings and no decision points either–so just keep riding. At the end of each lap, the course passes through Transition Zone (TZ).
TZ is the only area where you can exit the race course. This is also where teams swap riders and hand over the band. Spectators are not permitted at the TZ. To make the race easier for everyone, here are some simple rules to remember: a) Walk, walk, walk … there is no riding at the TZ; b) Call out your number to the timing crew to record your lap; c) Help your teammate with the transition; and, d) after you have completed the transition, VERY promptly clear the area and move outside the TZ to catch your breath, have a chat or warm down.
There will be at least one control point on the course, which will be manned for 24 hours, with radio contact with the Race Head Quarters, and where race numbers will be checked. Each rider is given an individual race number and said number must be attached to the seatpost of the bike. In order for your lap to be timed and counted, please ensure that your race number is visible. Do not deface or trim the race number. Call out your race number to the control point team. Additional spot checkpoints may be positioned at random locations.
Minimum Number of Laps
All teams or individuals must complete the minimum number of laps to be counted as a finisher.
SOLO: 24 hours: 24 laps | 12 hours: 12 laps | 6 hours: 6 laps
TEAM: 24 hours for teams of three: 8 laps/member | 12 hours for teams of two: 6 laps/member
Unit 114 Commercenter Building
Filinvest Avenue, Filinvest City, Alabang
•The Brick Multisport Store
McKinley Hill, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila
Shell Gas Station
Alabang Zapote-Road, Muntinlupa
•Paulina’s Cycle Center
Blue Bay Walk, Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City
Suite 104, Greenworld Plaza, President Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque
•Storck Store Manila
United Street, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
•John Wilkie Bike Shop
J. P. Rizal Street, Barangay Concepcion I, Marikina City, Metro Manila
•Velocipede Bike Shop
Building B Royal Place Mall, Beirut Street, Don Antonio, Quezon City, 1100
Just one of those days when you’re a bit disappointed because you’ve been meaning to wake up extra early for an important event. But soon enough you realized the alarm didn’t go off.
So you lay in bed for a few minutes in silence thinking what you’ll be missing should you decide not to go, or taking the safe option and stay at home instead. In this instance, I opted to go.
As the taxi driver dropped me off at the gate, I smiled when I saw the familiar face of SPIN.ph section editor Rhoel Fernandez across the street. Like me, he just arrived. It made me feel like at least I wasn’t the only one coming in a few minutes late. After exchanging pleasantries with him, we went together to the activity area where we were given a training kit and a score card upon registration. Depending on the workout, I would soon find out.
A number of fitness enthusiasts, athletes, and celebrities including media representatives (such as runningdiva.ph) tried the training workouts after being assessed on their fitness levels facilitated by experienced coaches. The physically challenging tests included the Vertical Jump, Jump Throw, Broad Jump, 40-Yard Dash, 5-10-5 Agility, and 3-Cone Agility. The series workout was a unique blend of high-intensity strength training and a test for speed, agility, power, and endurance.
In the MH Training Combine, it challenged and encouraged you to give your best shot as there was a great chance for an improved performance during the second trial. The scorecard served as your proof.
I was eyeing the obstacles outside the activity area earlier on. Heard the facilitators were from the Ninja Academy. But felt nervous after watching the level of difficulty involved in doing the exercises plus I had to consider my injury from a bike fall. After watching two young lady participants finished the obstacles, I knew I had to do it. I mustered the courage to give the parkour-like obstacles a try…
Glad to have experienced Men’s Health (MH) Training Combine held at SPARTA Philippines in Mandaluyong last May 30. It made me realize that upper body strength especially in the arms should still have a place in my workouts.
Super duper thanks MH Philippines for having me at the event. Likewise, many thanks to Grace Enriquez of MH Philippines for the invite. Thank you also Rhoel Fernandez for being with me through the challenging tests and for featuring me on SPIN.ph. I had a blast doing the fast 40-yard run! Lastly, cheers to Ninja Academy coaches for the tips and ensuring the safety of participants throughout the quick parkour-like obstacle run.
Sponsors of this event were Century Tuna, Enervon Activ and Chris Sports in partnership with Ninja Academy, Functional Fitness, and HIIT Philippines.
To know more how the MH Training Combine is done, you may visit MH Training Combine in action on YouTube. The digital edition of Men’s Health magazinecan now be downloaded on your mobile device through Apple Newsstand, Buqo, and Zinio.