|Safeguard-2XU Sole Racing goodies! Love them all! Thanks to Coach Rio, Ally, Dada and Mommy Vimz!|
After driving for 2 hours (long part of which we endured after exiting at Sta. Rosa SLEX exit), we went straight to Nuvali for dinner. We celebrated Rolly's birthday at Uncle Cheffy's, with pork ribs & rice, a pan of pizza, and a sampler of desserts! What a carboload party!
|Happy birthday, Rolly!|
|Group shot at our room|
At 2:45am, everyone was all set, so we were off.
|Ready (but sleepy)|
|Calf compressions FAIL! Hahaha!|
By the way, days before the event, there was an announcement of the "Fastest Five Challenge", a winner-take-all competition. The grand prize? An all-expense paid trip to Cebu with accommodations and a free pass to the Cebu Marathon 2014! Rolly wanted to join so we formed a group of five bloggers. It wouldn't hurt to try anyway. And so TEAM BLOGGERS was formed, with the following members:
Allan - Running Free Manila
Bee - Kamote Runner
Noel - Deemen Runner
Rolly - Speedy Titan
Vener - Run Unlimited
|The 21k Race Route|
I did sub-2 finishes during leg 1 and leg 2, so I was expecting one on the final leg as well. However, I failed to meet this target, perhaps due to the lack of sleep, perhaps due to the killer uphells which definitely slowed me down, perhaps due to an all-cement course. The list goes on and on; I will never run out of excuses. Hahaha! Yet 2:04 is still a decent time. I'd take it.
|That tired face. (Photo courtesy of Running Photographers)|
|Captured finish line moment (photo courtesy of Mang Ernie's Photography)|
|With Rolly, Allan and Hendy|
|Group shot courtesy of Wesley Oraña - Team Titans, Team Alpha1, Six:30, TPPB, Team Ponkan represent!|
|With the bloggers at the Safeguard Photo Wall|
|The Activity Area|
|At Conti's Nuvali|
|Sending off Ibet - he is joining the ING NYM! I'm green with envy! Good luck, Ibet!|
|A quick break at KFC SLEX|