My addiction to running is a given. But when the run is for a great cause, it makes it 5x better. Together with the Dalagan Tacloban event solutions, the City Government of Tacloban through its youth arm, organized LingkuRUN 2012 which aims to buy chairs for students in different public schools in Tacloban City. This was held last October 13, 2012 at the Magsaysay Grounds with 2 distances, 5k and 10k.
Of course I had to bring in my cousins who are getting as addicted as I am to running! :) Here we are patiently waiting for the run to start. It was held at night, a first for all of us!
They distributed glow sticks to all the runners to help identify everyone. Mind you, Taclobanons are not used to fun runs yet so we had to have something visible to be recognized by the race enforcers.
A few minutes to go and the race will start! :) I am so happy that I finally convinced my cousins to run with me here. It would have been really sad if I ran all my races alone. :( Chos!! Drama!!! Lol
And off we go!! My aunt took these photos while we were in the U-turn area and also patiently waited for each one of us at the finish line. Thank you Auntie Nini for the unwavering support! :)
From L-R: Me, Yves & Jarenz, and Jiokee who ran 5km
It was also Yves and Jarenz’s first time to run 10km, and I have to admit they were so funny talking about whether they could finish the run or not on the day itself, when during the registration they were like, “Hell yeah 10k! Piece of cake!” Lol. Love you guys! :p Good job! (They both clocked in at 1 hour 25 minutes. That’s what you call team work!)
This guy beside me is Cesar, I don’t actually know his last name but I met him halfway through the run, actually at the U-turn area in Coca-Cola, and he told me that he would pace me. At first I was hesitant. I mean, hello,
stranger danger! But then I realized that he was an angel in disguise because without him, I wouldn’t have clocked in a better time (my shortest so far at 1 hour 4 minutes), and would have gone lazy and started walking. So Sir Cesar, thank you! :)
I was a bit surprised to receive this! Yey! 2nd place 10k, Women’s division!! The 1st placer and I were actually less than a minute apart but I feel that I don’t deserve a top place yet since I still have to quit smoking. Hmm. Maybe next time. And hell, I look crazy funny in all my awarding ceremony photos anyway! Hahaha.
My super supportive house helper who guarded all our bags while we ran, and my Aunt, the official photographer. Thank you! :*
And of course my cousins, Alba Team Tacloban for being AWESOME. Congrats everyone! We did good!! :D
And Jiokee and Yves are looking into this for the future:
Hahaha! Go Jiokee! With more training and hard work, you can do it!
For more photos, you can watch the photo/video collection here.
One of my memorable runs! :) The first time for my cousins to run 5K after encouraging them for the longest time since last year. So proud of them!!!
And to top it off, I won 7th place too in the 10K Female Category! Yey! :D
More photos HERE.