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Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts flocked to Lima, Batangas last May 4 to join the first leg of Spartan 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Regi...

Staycation at Lima Park Hotel after the Spartan Race

Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts flocked to Lima, Batangas last May 4 to join the first leg of Spartan 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Regional Series. This race aims to prepare competitive Spartans who want to be qualified for the Asia Pacific Championships in August.

The Spartan Race 2019 at Lima Technology Center features the Spartan Sprint, a 5-kilometer (km) race with 20 obstacle courses, the Spartan Beast, 21-km with 30-obstacle-courses and the first-ever Hurricane Heat 12-hour race.

Together with blogger friends, we joined the Spartan Sprint category. We ran, jumped, climbed through walls, crawled under barbed wires, carried 70 lbs sand bag, pushed and pulled heavy metals, plunged into the muddy water and enjoyed other challenging but fun obstacles. I can't imagine I will be able to finish the race. 

Spartan Race is a true adventure. This activity will definitely push your physical limits. I totally gave up on some challenging obstacles. I know Spartans don't skip obstacles, but I need to. I felt pain on  my upper back and I don't want to take a risk. There's a mandatory set of burpees that I completed before moving on the next obstacle. Well, I really need to prepare my mind and body for the next leg of Spartan race. I will do my best not to skip to any obstacles. 

I completed the race more than an hour and got a finisher medal. Yey! I made it! Aroo! Aroo! Aroo! I'm feeling motivated to work out because of the competitive Spartans I met in the race. I really enjoyed Spartan Race.

After the race, we immediately went to Lima Park Hotel to take a shower. By the way, Lima Park Hotel is a proud partner of Spartan Race Philippines. We stayed in one of their superior rooms. Our room features wide double beds with luxurious bed sheets and down pillows, flat-screen TV with cable channels, electronic safety deposit boxes, mini refrigerator and executive desk and chair. It has also a private bathroom with hot and cold shower facility, bathtub, fresh towels and free toiletries. Coffee/tea maker and hair dryer are also available in the room. Room rate starts for as low as P5500. 

The hotel has 2 onsite restaurants including Plum Pan Asian Cuisine that offers authentic taste of Asian cuisine fused with Filipino favorites. All the food we ordered were delicious especially the seafood dishes. 

Other features of the hotel include an outdoor pool, free parking, airport shuttle (available on request), 24-hour front desk, concierge services, luggage storage, fitness center and free WiFi in public areas and 30-minute complimentary use of hotel bikes. 

How to get to Lima Park Hotel 

From Magallanes Interchange, take SLEX all the way through the Star Tollway. Take Malvar Exit. Turn left on Bulihan Road and then right on Pres. Laurel National Highway. Follow the road until you reach a 7-11 on your left and the welcome Arch to Lipa City right ahead. Lima Technology Center is just before the arch. Turn left to enter, then stay on the right and take the tunnel to get to Lima Park Hotel

Lima Park Hotel 

Location: Lima Technology Center, Malvar, Batangas, Philippines
Contact Number: (043) 981-1555, Fax (043) 981-2555, 0917-5042385, 0925-5042385
Email: limaparkhotel_reservations@yahoo.com
Website: www.limaparkhotel.com