TNF100:Neville Out, Rio In?

14 05 2009

“If your old system is working with you, why change it?” -Chinese Proverb

Last night, I attended the Pre-Race Briefing of The Northface 100 kms Ultramarathon held at R.O.X in Bonifacio High Street. As expected, many of the runners-bloggers attended the said occasion and I saw some of my classmates in the BDM102 who will also join this event, the likes of  Ronaldrei, Atty Jon, Jonel, Enrico, Mark, and many others. I was able to also meet  in person Miraclecello and some members of Mountaineering Club who will also join this race. As it turned out, Neville Manaois (who was the Race Organizer of  the TNF before) was replaced by Coach Rio dela Cruz. I was a participant of both TNF races just held recently and all I can say is that, it’s both successful. My question is, why replace Neville?

Well, it’s the decision of the TNF and I don’t know the logic behind. Now, it’s Coach Rio’s turn to prove his worth in this race and my expectation for him is very high. He must equal or exceed the recent performances of Neville’s Team. While Coach Rio is known as an elite runner and a Race Organizer, I think this will be the first time he will organize an Ultramarathon?  Neville Manaois is an Ultramarathoner too, I don’t know If Coach Rio ever finished an Ultramarathon, but if in case he has not done it yet before, it’s no problem with me, as long as the event will be a success and the welfare of all runners is their top priority.

God bless you Coach Rio, may you lead us in the Promise Land as Neville Manois did it to us before!

Memories of the Pre Race Briefing:


Powerpoint presentation of the TNF100.




The race route of the 100k being discussed…questions and lots of questions after that!

I was in the company of Cas, Joe and Romy after the briefing, Baldrunner also visited the area.

Quotes: There are three kinds of people in the world, the wills, the won’ts, and the can’ts. The first accomplish everything; the second oppose everything; the third fail in everything.

God be praised!

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved…” -The Bible




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