Congratulations Coach RioWords are not enough for me to describe how successful was the turn-out of the event. Very organized, and one of the best race ever. The booths and tents are very well strategically located to prevent the bottle necks at the finish line. Claiming of loot bags for all the race distance categories was also a breeze.
Be fast, or get burned
RunningShield is such a strong negative-splitter
PerformanceI was able to beat my record on my first half-marathon at the Greenfield city, cutting-off 3 minutes of my previous time.
Though upon reaching the finish line, I thought I'd collapse and ran out of breath. My head was spinning, my chest was constricting, a few deep breathe and sudden air release comforted me enough. Another good thing was the loot bags for the 21k is just near the finish line, I was able to re-hydrate immediately. The haagen-dasz free ice cream for the 21k finishers was also superb!
Getting out of breath!
Getting near.... to collapse
At the finish line, I came across Coach Rio and he pat me on my shoulder and congratulated me. I was still somewhat "zombie" back then, and can only reply back with "Thanks Coach!". I wasn't also able to take a photo with him, since I don't have a camera with me, and my mind was really floating.
After a few moments, having rested and regained my lungs, I realized that I should have congratulated him back for having staged such a very successful and nature-minded event.
One runner = one treeThe tree planting activity is tentatively set to stage on July 3 for the first batch. I think Coach Rio will be posting an announcement on his blog when the schedule has been finalized. So for all the runners who also wants to volunteer as a tree-planter, keep posted, get involved once again, let us join the tree-planting activity, and be proud that we have been a part of Coach Rio's re-greening movement for Ipo Dam, together with Nature Valley and the DENR.
Courtesy of RunPix
Distance: 21 km.
Official Time: 1:59:24
Official Ranking: 158th out of 1,547 overall finishers
When: May 30, 2010.
Where: Bonifacio, Global City, Taguig
Event: RunRio Trilogy Leg 2 (Nature Valley Run)
You may download the official race results here.