Leslie and Frietz Win In 1st La Routa Adventure Race
Ambo, Leslie and Frietz comprising the Team Conquer win in
the 1st La Routa Adventure Race competition held in Tacloban
City on November 18-19, 2000.
Team Conquer bested other teams in orienteering. "It
was pure luck," Frietz, team navigator, said. "We
didn't expect to win this race because at the starting line,
we missed the first control point and we were way down behind
during the bike leg," he added.
Team Conquer exploited the orienteering phase to take a tactical
advantage over other teams. Navigating in darkness, Team Conquer
passed through the third control point just minutes after
the first two teams logged in. "At this point, the two
leading teams were just minutes ahead of us," Ambo, team
By morning, Team Conquer took the lead when the two leading
teams got lost. "When we learned that the two teams got
lost, we took advantage of the situation. All we had in mind
was to take a mad dash to the finish line," Leslie said.
Backed by Conquer Mountaineering Equipment, Ambo (Adventurangers),
Leslie Febria (Leyte Kalipayan Dance Group) and Frietz (Saklang
Mountaineers) bagged the top position.
The Ist La Routa Adventure Race attracted a total of fifteen
teams from Leyte. Each team is composed of three members with
one member from the opposite sex. The race included trail
running, night navigation, compass and map reading, rappelling,
swimming and biking.
The race was organized by Bukid Outdoorshop, dealer of HABAGAT
mountaineering equipments and gears.