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The event registration closed weeks before race day. I emailed, texted and rang people to be placed on a wait list but apparently the task of Sisyphus is easier to do than to register for this TNF event. Undeterred I fronted up very early to the venue hoping to be a chance runner in lieu of no-shows. The secretariat duly informed me that runners have all been encoded - whatever that means, and that there's no chance of official participation by me even if other runners did not show up. That did not seem like a 'no' to unofficial entry, so I joined the runners at the start line as a 'gatecrasher' or 'guest runner' (uninvited guest runner to be precise). Perhaps I misplaced my race kit. Not that it mattered. I may have come all the way from Chonglian just to run, but I did not consider myself a guest runner. I reside in this town too. Anyway no one took any notice of me. I was one amongst a few who were not wearing the black race tee-shirt for this first ever TNF in Baguio.