Year-Ender Fun and Run

The Planet’s most BORING Party = Team Boring Party.

Dasma to Tagaytay RUN

1st Pitstop to Hydrate after 45 minutes of Continuous Run

2nd Pitstop to Hydrate and Re-fuel
At the 2nd Pitstop

"meters to the finish line"
Finished
End of the Run for 2010
Reload...

Urbanathletes and Marshalls

Last Sunday, November 7, 2010, Urbanathletes take the challenge at the Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2010

Racers scaled an 8-foot wall, climbed hurdles, scrambled low crawls, dashed on balance beams, passed a scaffolding maze and hopped on tire dumps at the recently held Men’s Health Urbanathlon last November 7, 2010 at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City.

Over a thousand participants ran either a 5-km or a 10-km course in the city-based, multidisciplinary race, which claims to be the most demanding Urbanathlon to date!

Lots of surprised friends and acquaintances even posted a fast time despite the obstacles. It was a fun-filled day under the heat of the sun. Lots of smiles and satisfied Urbanathletes brag on with their medals.

As for us marshalls, we could only share the joy.

Very Early Discussion
Final Review of the Assignments

As early as 2am, marshalls came by the dozens. We’re earlier than the rest because we stayed up the whole night until the call time. We shared part of our being to a friend in need.

The Big Group

These are the men and women who guided the runners along the road. Definitely not an easy task.

Bored Members
Bored People

Minutes before the final deployment to our respective areas of responsibilities.

Near the Wall
Near the Wall 2

Near the last obstacle – The Wall. We watched Urbanathletes jump for joy as they cross, and head for the finishline.

The Gathering

Post-event meal. Delicious!

Post-Event Meeting for T2N

We started the discussion in the grass. We finalized everything at McDonalds. 🙂

Special Chopsuey

Sunday, October 24, 2010 @the KOTR event.

Before the event even started
Final smile before Gunstart

On the road with the DrunkenLilly

aNR Moa Leads
MOA and UP Team Leaders
Near the aNR Moa Booth
With Kampuger - leader of the Six:30 Group
With Kampuger, Ronnel Go. Leader of the Six:30 Group
Post Race with Patrick, Rene and Roselle
With Patrick, Rene and Roselle
Special FUN RUN Awarding
Special Awarding
Team Boring

Monday, October 25, 2010 @ Taytay, Rizal

Classic Shot
Yummy!
Very Yummy!
My Son having fun. Ziggy having a dream. LOL
Chibabam Time

Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ The Secret Training Ground

Short Intro and Briefing before we start
With the fast Doctor and Boring Girls
At the Gunstart. Leaders lead.
While Waiting for the Tail
While Waiting for the Tail again
While Waiting for the Tail again and again
Removing a Boulder
The Challenge. 🙂 Dip then go up 200m at almost 85 degrees
Going Up with Wes...
The Attendance. Add the 2 picture shooters.
Post-Run Pictures
Post-Run Pictures
Post-Run Self-Introduction
Post-Run Snack
Post-Run Kulitan (Tagal ng Food)
Post-Run Lamon (as in)

Thanks to JrGaring, Weslee Oraña, Ronnie Provido and Team Kamote for the pictures.

Always Finish your Marathon

Knowing from the start that I will not be able to qualify, I treated the race as another extra-ordinary long run with a medal.

Confident that I will not have any ‘endurance’ issue to address, I was really resolved to running this race at the best I could.

with Team Boring at the START

As a negative splitter, I tried out a positive split this time. Well it turned out to be that way. I started strong. Sub 60 for first 10Kms. Come the 2nd loop, I was on a good pace. 1:09 for the 2nd 10kms. It was a fun run. I could see lots of happy faces and smiles. I saw cheaters too! I saw one that started after the Buendia Flyover. He was dropped-off and was stupid enough to arrange and place his bib for the runners to see. I have no cam and I have a run to continue, so in passing, I could only make a mention of it.

The 3rd loop is where everything seems to have come to a halt. At Km 30, I started to feel a cramp climbing up my calf. It was still tolerable, but then I slowed down just to make sure. I was well hydrated. It made me wonder how on earth would I cramp early. I was supposed to feel this near the closing kilometers to the finish line.

At KM 32.5, after passing through the Takbo.PH Support Station and getting a good massage for my screaming calf cramp, I jog/walk the next 5 or 6kms. No more waters on the route. No more cold gatorades. Lots of walking runners. It was a struggle.

with Team Boring's master Cindy and Mccoy

Right on time when I needed a drink and some water to splash my head with, I came across the Team AnR Alabang at the last 2.5km Marker. Thank God. It was a welcome sight. Much needed and timely. They brought me a cup of water and gatorade to drink. They ‘sponged’ my shoulders and someone splashed a gallon of water on me. I was dripping wet – which is what I like.

With AnR-Alabang Group

After the quick photo-op on that refreshing stop, I continued and jogged my way to the finish line. Thanks to Rania who gave me a bottle of cold water at Km 0.

I was all smiles as I approach the finish line. It was still a good run at a hard route. I am not a finalist, but I will always finish.

Unless you’re in a major injury, or in deep and urgent emergency, finish your race. No matter how long. No matter how hard. Run and jog. Jog and walk. Walk if you must to reserve more energy as you near the finish – but always finish. No excuses. No ifs, no buts. You START, you FINISH. As simple as that.

See the happy face?
with the rest of the Gang at the Finish Line

Within Reach but Out of Sight

As an adventurer, most of the times, I just go where the group will go. No questions asked as to where. We’d run for sure. We’d have fun. But I was left in awe at the sight of our new trail run. It’s within reach, but out of sight.

Around 4:45am, Aaron and I were already at the meeting place. The usual. Jollibee. One by one the others arrived – and the usual happened too! Vic is late. LOL

@ d parking lot before take off

We started to trek the route walking. Noticing how the road is going up, I initiated the run. Some followed-suit. Others warmed-up with a walk.

Racing the uphill with Aaron

I like uphills. Specially the ones with a nice view. It’s tranquil and meditative to me.

@ d gate to tralala twidel dudi
wat mas go ap mas go dawn

I chased that dog downhill until IT is barking no more…LOL (if that is his/her territory, he/she must be rich!)

yes. dat is me leading.

The trail was just so nice and quiet and would smell like ‘province’ in a good way. The only noise we’d hear from time to time is our own noise – laughters and footsteps – and dogs barking. I remember at one point when I continued to charge despite seeing the dog stop and sit on a dry part of a muddy trail. I got the growl at the first few meters near him. When I still plunge forward, he was already in attack mode…I was stepping backwards while he charge. LOL. It pays to test the water – but not all water is deep! This dog is too shallow! LOL

this is a haven

Who would have thought that such a haven of paradise exists?

dats mi en vic racing it ap da aphill

dats me leading the pack and running all the way to the top of the road you're seeing!

…and the trail has a special offer. See below!

the highest peaking uphill
i raced that 200m uphill from the bridge to the top!
nginig factor...

We’d surely be coming back to this place. Soon…very soon!

Team Boring Supports PGH RUN

FB Status before this writing (from the Team Boring FAN Page): TEAM BORING supports The 1st PGH Medical Foundation Fun Run 2010. For the benefit of the Charity Patients Medical Fund. See posters for details.

And so it is.

The poster pretty much covered almost every detail except the run route. If you wish to visit their site, click : www.pghmedfoundation.com

I have always been a follower-fan-supporter of charity runs. I could clearly recall my first 10K medal – a Charity RUN called RUN FOR THEIR LIVES – as my first fastest 10K.

Prizes for this race shall be announced by the Organizers.

Registration Form may be downloaded from the website and takbo.ph.

Payments may be deposited also.
Accnt Name: PGH Medical Foundation, Inc.
Account No.: 8291-006036 Bank: BPI – Ayala Alabang Branch (Current Account).
Fax registration form and deposit slip at 856 1318.

Here’s the catch. REGISTRATION PERIOD: FEB 21 TO APR 15, 2010
LATE REGISTRATION: APR 16 – RACE DAY – ENTRY FEE IS PhP 450.00*

Here’s what’s nice. The REGISTRATION OUTLETs.
– ATRIUM of PHILIPPINE GENERAL HOSPITAL, TAFT AVE., MANILA – MWF 2PM-6PM OR SAT/SUN 6AM-10AM
– IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LRTA, Registration booths will be visible on
5 Stations starting April 5, Baclaran/Vitocruz/central/Monumento
M-F 8AM-11AM 4PM-8PM OR SAT/SUN 8AM-11AM

Here’s the work.
Claiming of Race Kits will be on April 12 – April 21, 2010. Present your claiming stub.

FOR MORE RACE INFO, CALL 994-9730 EMAIL takbo@pghmedfoundation.com or visit their website.

Echoing the poster’s chant:

Some do it for glory…
Others for the experience…
Some for the thrill of the run.
This time…DO IT FOR CHARITY.

In Latin:

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exultemus, et in ipso iucundemur.
Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Simul ergo cum in unum congregamur:
Ne nos mente dividamur, caveamus.
Cessent iurgia maligna, cessent lites.
Et in medio nostri sit Christus Deus.

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Simul quoque cum beatis videamus,
Glorianter vultum tuum, Christe Deus:
Gaudium quod est immensum, atque probum,
Saecula per infinita saeculorum. Amen.

As translated in the English context:

Where good and love are, God is there.
Christ’s love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him.
Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart.

Where charity and love are, God is there.
As we are gathered into one body,
Beware, lest we be divided in mind.
Let evil impulses stop, let controversy cease,
And may Christ our God be in our midst.

Where charity and love are, God is there.
And may we with the saints also,
See Thy face in glory, O Christ our God:
The joy that is immense and good,
Unto the ages through infinite ages. Amen.

For more info, call UNIPAS, Inc. – The Official Organizer & Marketing
Group of the PGHMFI 994 9730 or 0919 4957666/0915 5010874