When Those Dolphins Invaded The Sky!

10 02 2010
There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won t.
 Rabindranath Tagore (Indian Poet, Playwright and Essayist, Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, 18611941

Three days after that mammoth  event, the Condura Skyway ‘Run For The Dolphins’ 42K was now part of Marathon History and nonetheless, one of the most successful running events in our country. The euphoria and bliss  plus the ecstasy of being able to run in the Skyway particulary on that ‘state of the art magnifice’ the Skyway hill will be remembered as one of a kind experience.

Forget about my struggles as I have shared in my last post, but this race was all about the Dolphins and the once impossible dream of running in the Skyway  was finally materialized. This race was like seeing those Dolphins invaded the sky and what a sight to behold!

May I congratulate Ton and Patrick Concepcion, the ‘brains’ behind this colossal event and to Mr. Rudy Biscocho, for bringing us  once again to that promised land.

To those marshals who were so polite and respectful.

To those manning the Water Stations every 2 or 2.5 kms.  -I think I ‘overdrank’ this time and the word dehydration was a foreign word. : )

To those musicians, cheering squads and well wishers -all of you gave me plenty of smiles and kind words to cherish.

To those traffic enforcers who were hated vehemently by motorists, but adored by runners for safeguarding us the entire route.

Let me present to you some runners who invaded the Sky in behalf of those dolphins. They paid their dues, ran a marathon through sweat, tears and blisters. These people made this event a success, irregardless of their time and PR.

My small group from Laguna…with Vic, Mon, Conrad, Jerry and Ferdie at 3 am.

with Ultra-runner Caloy Nobleza.

Approaching the Skyway Hill.

I never thought I could go this high…At the Skyway Hill.

At the finish line after running 5 hours and 17 minutes (official time)…Oh boy, I deserved a dolphin as a prize!🙂

Thank you SPYDER for my eyewear : )

Bert Rodillas.

Baldrunner.

Carrey with Camanava Runners.

Sam and Tina.

Doc Topher Montaos.

Hardened legs, comical faces.

I will do a trail running practice  tomorrow at the Philip’s Sanctuary, an eco park in Antipolo Rizal and will bike from Laguna to Tiaong Quezon Province on Saturday.

Run defensively and see you at the finish line.

God be Praised!


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