Date: March 16, 2014
Activity: Run United 1
Location: MOA Pasay City
This is my first time to join in Run United running events. Before I registered to this leg of RU, I’ve already told to myself that I will join in all 3 legs of RU for this year to complete the trilogy. On the registration date, my officemate and co-runner Tee informed me that she went to Riovana Katipunan but no available slots were left for 21k category. She went to Riovana BGC and was able to register there and informed me that only 200 slots were left. Can you imagine how Run Rio events are highly supported? Registration opened only 12 noon on that date. Only 5 hours have passed and almost all slots are sold.
I am actually planning to register the next day, but because of the information given by Tee, I immediately went to Riovana BGC to get my slot. Upon arrival, the crew informed me that only 10 slots were left and only XL sizes are available. Still lucky for me that there are more slots left and the remaining singlet fits me.
My RU1 Race Kit:
Race held in Roxas Boulevard were the race course is flat and straights so I trained hard aiming for a sub-2 hours finish in 21K.
Then the race date comes…..
With my sister, she ran 10k on leg 1. Actually she also wants to run 21k but unlucky for her as no more 21k slots available when she went to Riovana the next day.
Warm-up before race starts.
Pictures after the race…
With Verizon runners.
More pictures around the area with some of the sponsors on the background.
The finisher’s kit…
The plan to finish a sub-2 hours on this good 21K running course failed this time but still thankful to finish it safe as a whole even I suffer from ankle pain which later I found it to be a PTT [Posterior Tibial Tendonitis] resulted on running worn running shoes. It took me almost a month to be partially healed and more than 2months to be fully recovered.
Over all experience running RU event is very good. This is currently the best and most organized running event for me as of this writing. I’ll will continue running in RU events even registration for RU is already a challenge :-] .
That’s all for now. Thank you for visiting and until next time…