The Philippines was crowned as the 2018 Spartan H3X champion after a grueling 24-hour sandbag carrying race and conquering all the extreme challenges within the Timberland Heights grounds.
Staged simultaneously in four countries, the 71-man Philippine contingent went against the participants from Greece, Mexico and the United States.
According to Mike Reyes, Spartan Race Director, H3X is basically all three Hurricane Heat lengths rolled into a consecutively-run event, which started at the exact same time and run simultaneously regardless of time zone.
Reyes added that what made the event more fun is the magnificent views and natural landscapes at Timberland Heights. “We are really glad that Filinvest has agreed to be the venue host for the first ever H3X in the Philippines,” Reyes said.
Timberland Heights was also the venue host when the first Spartan Sprint was held in the country last year.
“I’m elated and proud to be Subic Bay-Zambales-Bataan Spartan community’s lone representative in that 24-hour battle. I scored the three-point shot in the tiebreaker, so to speak, by being the fastest to do 50 burpees at 1 minute 50 sec while Mexico and California did theirs around 2 minutes 20 seconds,” said Jimi Arthur Binoya.
Lexi Noval, one of the participants who voluntarily finished the endurance event, said that her H3X experience is definitely worth it. “It’s great knowing that you can go through challenges together as a team and strengthen friendships. The venue is very beautiful. It’s nice knowing that there’s a peaceful place like this near Metro Manila.”
“We envisioned Timberland Heights as a recreational township destination, not just a place to live in but a destination that allows you to discover and experience life in an extraordinary and adventurous way while being cradled by nature’s own perfection,” Francis V. Ceballos, Senior Vice President and North East Cluster head of Filinvest said. /jpv