Hail to the Timberland King of the MountainDate: July 5, 2017
Timberland King of the Mountain (TKOM), the annual flagship sporting event of Timberland Heights has once again pumped up the adrenalin of mountain biking enthusiasts as it recently held the 8th TKOM competition.
Timberland Heights is now known as the “mountain biking capital” of the Philippines. During the competition, more than 400 mountain bikers raced through this top caliber bike trail compliant with the International Mountain Bike Association trails specification for both safety and technical standards. With an estimated 700-meter climb in a 25-kilometer distance, bikers had to conquer the steep technical ascent, multiple switch backs, flowy single track, bermed turns, fast descents, fire roads, rock-gardens and even stream-crossing.
Conquering this trail requires fitness, endurance and determination. This year’s winners have undoubtedly proven this. Ariana Dormitorio emerged as the winner in the women’s division after 1 hour, 38 minutes and 28 seconds and was again hailed Timberland Queen of the Mountain for eight consecutive years. “Timberland Heights is my home base training ground. Racing here has been a tradition and keeping my title is utmost priority,” Dormitorio happily said in an interview.
Cesar Lapaza, on the other hand was declared the King of the Mountain and the overall winner in a record-breaking history of 1 hour, 21 minutes and 12 seconds. “I am very proud to be the Timberland King of the Mountain this year, it was a difficult trail but a very good one too, very challenging. It pushed everyone to the limit,” Lapaza stressed.
The Timberland King of the Mountain competition was borne out of Filinvest’s vision of inspiring the community to participate in an active and healthy lifestyle particularly those who are into outdoor activities, Timberland Heights being the only biking destination closest to Metro Manila with first-class bike trails. Aside from this, other activities such as camping, trekking and bird watching can also be experienced at this lush and serene sanctuary.
“We envisioned Timberland Heights as a recreational township destination, not just a place to live in but a destination that allows you to discover and experience life in an extraordinary and adventurous way while being cradled by nature’s own perfection,” Francis V. Ceballos, Senior Vice President and North East Cluster head of Filinvest said.
A WORLD AWAY BUT CLOSE TO THE CITY
Timberland Heights offers its residents their own piece of bliss through the exclusive villages and upscale residential spaces surrounded by nature, with vast open spaces, breathtaking panoramic views, lush greens, as well as cool, mountain breeze that will surely rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit.
Located in San Mateo, Rizal, Timberland Heights is a massive 677- hectare development and is only a 9-km. drive from Batasang Pambasa in Quezon City. Traveling to this haven will soon be a breeze with the upcoming completion of the 10-km Batasan-San Mateo-Rodriguez Link Road, cutting the trip from Batasan Road to a 10-minute drive, making it indeed a world away that is close to the city.
DISCOVER YOUR PASSION IN NATURE’S EMBRACE
Timberland Heights truly offers a myriad of extraordinary experiences to cater to different interests of its residents and guests. Bask in extraordinary and adventurous discoveries with Timberland Heights Sports and Nature Club and enjoy a host of activities like basketball, wall climbing, swimming, work out at the gym or stay in style at the in-house salon. Aside from these activities, Timberland Heights Sports and Nature Club also offers hotel rooms, meeting rooms and ballrooms where you can celebrate momentous occasions and milestones.
To complement all the leisure, commercial and residential amenities and facilities of Timberland Heights, Filinvest is also planning to build an eco-inspired church as a homage to the well-loved pope, St. John Paul II, which will be the townscape’s center of faith and pilgrimage site.
Timberland Heights expands Filinvest property portfolio in developing similarly massive master-planned township projects, such as the 244-hectare Filinvest City in Alabang and the 50-hectare City di Mare in Cebu.
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