Saturday, March 3, 2012

Run United 2012 Leg 1 - Race Day Review & Pics

This morning, the Run United leg 1 for 2012 Trilogy happened at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City. But for the 21K runners, the starting point was at the Riovana store in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

For this run, I was set to pace Doc Gracielle and help her out to achieve a new 21K PR. Also, Rain will be joining our group.

With Doc Gracielle & Ton Ramos at starting line
At BGC, we were joined by Doc Gracielle's friend, Ton Ramos in our warm-up routine up to the gunstart. But as we proceed to Kalayaan Flyover, he was isolated in our group.

The group at MOA
All through out the race, I paced Doc Gracielle while Rain became on and off in our group as she suffered some calf muscle discomfort. Initially we aimed for sub 2hours run but in the end we settle for a 2:10-2:11 unofficial finish time. Still a new PR for Doc Gracielle. Congrats Doc!!!

The race was very good in terms of hydration, electrolytes drink (Powerade) was overflowing, I counted more Powerade stations than water stations at the 21K route. Plus the bananas were first offered at the 7km mark and more bananas at the Rizal Park hydration stations. A great improvement for the organizers. Runrio really redeemed itself from the doomsday RU3 2011 performance.

But still there were some glitch of the race performance as finishers kit for 21K runners were reported to have been stolen resulting to some or many of the runners not being able to get their loots. 

At least, for us we were able to get our own loots and medals! A new and different 21K medal this time, as it will be a part of the medal puzzle if you complete this year's Trilogy.

With Doc Gracille and Glenn
For more race day pics, please click HERE. More photo links will be updated upon availability.

For Race Analysis, please click HERE. For complete Race Results, click HERE.

See you on the road guys!

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