Sunday, July 22, 2012

HyperSports Get Fit Run: A Great Race Debut

I normally lower my expectations for races handled by new race organizers. HyperSports Get Fit Run was an event which exceeded most of my expectations. And I podium'ed - most number of photos in an event. Haha!

I had zero mileage for two weeks (not even a recovery run) post-KL full marathon. My teammate Daves informed me a few days before that he was going to register, so I asked him to sign me up too. This was going to be another LSD and I'll just pace with him on this one.

July 8, 2012 - After receiving some instructions from Daves on where to park my car, I was there at Quirino Grandstand, with a good number of fellow runners. The gunstart was delayed a bit, preempted by an otherwise long, aerobic exercises. And then the 21k runners were off.

2 hours and 25 minutes later, we arrived at the finish line and because of the scorching heat, we opted not to do an extended run anymore.

- Route was distance-accurate and challenging, and a bit modified from the normal 21k route in Roxas Boulevard. I love the part when we passed by MoA Arena. I just wish photographers were there to take pictures of runners with the Arena in the background (should have been a picture-perfect moment).
- Hydration was overflowing, with sports drinks as an option
- Pleasant surprise: I like the 21k finisher medal! It's one of my favorites from my collection.
- The finisher shirt design's cool as well, with a pseudo-pinned-bib print.

Now that's how to organize a debut running event! Kudos to HyperSports Philippines, Inc.!

Thanks Yongsky for this great snap!
Thanks PF for this shot! Almost at the finish line!
With my running idol Patrick "Runningshield" Concepcion, and Ms Mars of PF.
Our post-race breakfast at Jollibee. Laugh trip session with Team Alpha1!
LSD performance graph


  1. nice review Noel! hope to see you on Hypersports future run and the organizer promise to make it better.. much better medal daw, so talagang mas maganda pa sa magandang na-receive natin.. astig!

  2. no picture of medal? hehe