Timex Run 2009, organized by Coach Rio, was one of the very much organized running event I have joined. With the event's aim of donating the proceeds to the Timex-Unicef school in Masbate - my beloved hometown, I have opted to join and register for this event though my November's already fully booked with a lot of work, family and personal events. After all, I seldom hear some help coming in to this poor province. Thanks to Timex and Unicef.
Although I was late from the 10k race-start, I did not worry much about my personal time since a time-chip (champion chip) was used for the recording of our detailed running time. The use of this chip also gave me full confidence for the race results to be 100% accurate. Photos can also be downloaded soon from PhotoVendo's website. These two technology were also used for the Kenny's 2009 Open Urbanite, also organized by RunRio.
The disposable timing chip and the PhotoVendo added more excitement for us for this race event. I believe the technology of PhotoVendo also uses the signal from the timing chip to trigger the shooting of the cameras stationed on some posts along the race routes. Now I can't wait to see how do I look like while running. This would be the first time that I will be having "real" photo(s) on the run since no one from my colleagues who have a supposedly camera to take a shot of our strides (sorry, I'm just a photo-addict, hehehe!) runs with me on my distance category. So most of the fun shots (lol!) while running are all blessed to them.
Update as of Nov. 16, 2009:
The race results are already out. So fast ain't it? :)
As I have mentioned on my post above, I was late for the gun-start of 10k. I started 16 minutes late when the 10k gun has fired. Out of the 1,024 recorded runners for the 10k category, though I was the last one to come out from the starting line, I was able to made it as the 624th finisher with finish time of 0:56:50. My half-split was 0:26:54, it also indicates that my pace slowed-down a bit on the second half.
You may download the race results below as gathered from the timing chips. Links courtesy from RunRio.com:
3k Results 5k Results 10k Results 21k Results
Distance: 10 km.
Official Finish Time: 01:12:47
Age Category: 144th out of 210 aged 20-29 male runners
Men's Division: 485th out of 693 male finishers
Overall Ranking: 624th out of 1,024 10k finishers
When: Nov. 15, 2009.
Where: The Fort, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Event: 1st Timex Run 2009