Slowly getting my blog backlogs done.
I had the opportunity again to run in the second leg of the Safeguard-2XU Sole Racing series, this time moving to a new race location - SM Mall of Asia, last 18th of August. It had the same setup as the first leg - a race kit claiming expo which doubles as the race village come race day.
August 16-17: Race Kit Claiming
I was one of the first (excited) people who came to SM Mall of Asia's Music Hall to claim my kit and my fellow blogger friends'. I was so early, some of the booths were still being prepared the time I arrived. As usual, claiming was hassle-free, the staff were very friendly and approachable, and they even took time to counter-check each of the contents of the race kits in front of whoever's claiming them. I had the chance to have a quick chat with Runrio's Ally Lim before heading out, carrying 4 heavy race kit bags back to my car - mine, CJ's, Thirdy's and Rolly's.
|Race Kit Claiming at SM Mall of Asia's Music Hall|
|Race Kit Contents|
Race day is red and black day! Having joined Leg 1, I had the 2XU calf compressions. This leg, they gave away the 2XU sunvisor. I also purchased my third pair of Thorlos running socks (Thorlos 84N), the model which guarantees maximum cushioning, and I'm so excited to test run it on this event.
|Red and Black! Alpha-mode ON!|
|With fellow early bird Patrick "Runningshield" Concepcion|
|Met my favorite running couple Wes and Mish - they're part of the Six:30 Loveliest Team, competing in the Fastest Team Challenge|
|The 21km race route was mostly flat - a perfect PR course!|
|Half-way point. Wet as hell!|
|Before the final right turn at Seaside Drive|
|Almost at the finish! Tired. Wrong running form. Haha!|
|With Thirdy, Rolly and Coach Mherlz|
|With Team Alpha1 teammate Bry FFS|
|With Wesley, JP, Rolly and Gilbert - the fast bunch|
|With Rikki, Rolly, Mommy Vimz and Thirdy|
|Six:30 Loveliest - Fastest Team Challenge Winners! Congratulations!|
|Post-race breakfast at Chowking with the usual suspects|
|Consistently doing a sub-2 weee!|