The Philippine Star
World-class course up for Black Arrow 5150
A world-class course tests the triathletes’ skills when Subic Bay stages the second Black Arrow Express 5150 on Oct. 27.
Aussie Mitch Robins and Manami Iijima of Guam are back, both geared up for backto-back title romp in the event put up by one of the country’s top cargo movers in what promises to be another grueling test of endurance over the Olympic distance of 1.5K swim-40K bike-10K run race.
The chase kicks off at the Acea Subic Bay beach following a counter-clockwise flow. The swim course is divided into 650 meters, 200 meters, and 650 meters. After the swim, participants will exit the beach following the path to Transition 1 at San Bernardino Road for the three-loop 40-km bike course around the scenic flat coastal roads of Subic Bay with the field to head towards the Malawaan Park for the first turnaround at KM 6.67 then to KM 13.3 for the second turnaround and to the Malawaan Park for the next turnaround at KM 20 then back to Acea Subic Bay for turnaround 4 at KM 26.67. Participants will then make their final turnaround at KM 33.33 at the Malawaan Park.
The battle heats up in the closing run stage, a 10km single loop, hilly and challenging course from San Bernardino through Argonaut, the hilly Zambales Highway crossing Tarlac to Aparri Road before they head to the single turnaround at KM 5 then back to San Bernardino Road and to the finish line at the Acea parking lot.
Registration is ongoing. For details, contact secretariat at blackarrowexpress@5150philippi nes.com. For pro athletes, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also on tap in the event, organized by Sunrise Events, Inc., is the Asian Elite division for men and women.