One of the true marks of being a responsible Organizer is his ability to adjust if there are valid comments or suggestions. And so, I would like to commend the Organizer of the Rotarun race yesterday, my classmate in the Bataan 102 and also the Organizer of Botak100 (in which I also joined), Ultrarunner Ian Alacar for his quick and prompt action with regards to my four running buddies who have no records for yesterday’s race (Please read my previous post, The 21k Less).
And so, the names of my companions will appear on the list of Official Result just like this:
4636 Jun Moslares 36.29 (must be included in the top10)
4637 Allan Limpiahoy 49.25
8411 Henry de Castro 1.22 (qualified for the Milo Finals with 3.43 time)
8410 Elvis Reyes 1.43
Runners do not aspire for something big during a race, just to be given a fair and decent time as the fruit of their hard labor during practice and to be seen on the Official Race result is enough for them to rejoice. And with that, this issue was settled. It’s now water under the bridge!
Again, thank you Ian for a job well done. This act of yours means ‘good news’ to my running buddies.
Henry and Allan.
With Mark, Baldrunner and Adi delos Reyes of SIM. (I’ve finally met him in person, he’s larger than life.) Photo taken by Jonel aka Bugobugo.
Also, this race was well organized, with galore of water supply (Vittwater, Pocari Sweat) and lot of freebies. I also enjoyed participating in one game after the race, thus, I’ve won a glass of Gloria Jeans coffee. Some got Timex Ironman watch but the most fortunate guy was Coach Titus Salazar of Team Baldrunner who joined the ‘Battle of the Lungs’ and eventually proclaimed as the winner. His price? A Polar watch.
I also saw familiar faces like Rod aka Roadrunner, Vener aka rununlmtd, Sam aka runningninja, Ultrarunner Caloy Nobleza and his wife, Fhar, and the rest of the Team Hardcore and many others.
I also conversed with Rene aka Jazzrunner and I finally received a vanity race bib for the QC marathon. Thank you Rene.
So, my hands are full of three 42k next month (QCIM, SIM and Pasig) and LSD as dry run for the QCIM, making it four.
Wow! grabe…so many nice races, so little time.
I call it passion rather than addiction.
As Lord Byron says,
God be Praised!