It was my 6th day on the summer capital and I wanted to do something different. I’ve been running for the past 5 days exclusively around Burnham Park to avoid jeepneys and cars. But in this sunday morning, with less vehicles, I thought of doing a city tour on foot.

I started running at 6am near Microtel in Upper Session road. A jacket on top of shirt with jogging pants for a perfect 18c weather. I turned left to South Drive passing by Teachers Camp. It was a combination of uphills and downhills early on.  I continued to Baguio Country Club leading to the old entrance of Camp John Hay where pine trees, a golf course and an uphill greeted me. An awesome view! There were other runners as well enjoying their morning run. I passed by The Manor and went straight ahead, making a U turn at Technohub. I used the same route to exit CJH. This time, I headed towards Wright Park. I made a brief stop at St Josephs The Worker Parish to pray. Once I got into the park, I ran the stairs which felt like a hundred steps. My next stop is The Mansion. After taking some pictures, I proceeded to Mines View. It was a grueling uphill climb. I ran passed the Good Shepherd’s convent and then finally, the top of the hill! A little bit over 10km to reach Mines View Park!

I appreciated the view for a few minutes then went down the same route until Wright Park. This time, I used the Leonard Wood Road passing by the Botanical Garden, Session Road, ending in Burnham Park. It’s one of my memorable runs as I got a free city tour on top of completing a high altitude long run.

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