If you can't go through it, go around it.
I completed the 80-kilometer run around the Mayon Volcano - the Mayon 360° 50-Mile Ultra Marathon Race - in 12 hours, 48 minutes, and 22 seconds. It was a hell of an experience. This is one race that ought to be in every ultra runner's calendar for 2012, and which I will gladly participate in year after year.
Thank you very much to the organizers, Bald Runner the Race Director, and the kind people of Albay province. I had a wonderful time. My Mayon story and more photos of the route to follow as soon as my swollen shin stops disrupting my train of coherent thought.