Thursday, May 31, 2012
I had a bit of apprehension on which run to choose on the final sunday of may. There are 2 runs that I wanted to join, it's either the C5 run or the Amcham run for a scholar. Price and deadline concerns finally made me consider the latter, and by the testimonies of my friends who joined the other race, it was a good decision, save for that big sun flag.
The run started out really late. The sun was already rising and the races haven't even started. Good thing though that the event area is already active particularly with the photo booth.
After a while of racing long distances, I figured a shorter distance would be a good change of scenery. So I joined the 3k category. Top 100 finishers would be given medals. Before the start, the emcee said everyone should target 20 mins for the whole run, a large portion of the crowd whined. After then, gunstart.
The route was definitely new from the usual BGC route. this time, we had to go up to the international school area usually just used in 5k and longer routes, make a u turn and head back to high street. 18 minutes later, I was crossing the finish line.
An interactive event area followed the finishers now totting a filled loot bag.
Striked by Raichu08 time stamp 8:55 AM
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The race started a bit earlier than last year, without all the cheer leading and exaggerated warm ups that delayed last year's race. The route was altered slightly so that unlike last year,It was still the same take the flyover and run through buendia and back to BGC route but now we wouldn't need to pass the finish line and still make a turn.
The post race support felt lacking though but that wasn't of importance than the actual race.
In the end, it was a great run. I wan't able to establish a PR, but still able to break my time from last year's edition. The only gripe I had is that the medal was quite the same as last year. Sure, it was one of the best medal designs I have seen but they could've changed the design a little bit to give it some sort of distinction from the previous one.
Striked by Raichu08 time stamp 8:54 AM
Saturday, May 5, 2012
As expected by for a free fun run, Slots were taken out quite fast. Claiming of the kits on the other hand were of a big hassle. I do agree that for a free race, the public should be able to adhere in this, but loyal Hyundai customers/ car owners were made to wait in pretty dire circumstances. Sadly, some of us hyundai customers were treated rudely by personnel and parking was horrible. (Main reason why I shifted the maintenance from QAve to the more customer friendly North Edsa branch. So after taking a smaller sized singlet & the race kit, I actually wanted to forget about the race until race day.
I came in late since the event area was quite nearer than it was at BGC. I was at wave F and by that time wave c was yet to start. The stage area was devoted to interviews of several beneficiary groups and their causes. There weren't really that much booth wise either but a stroll over a very long wait seemed the right idea at the time.
Striked by Raichu08 time stamp 8:45 AM