Sunday, February 21, 2010

Century Tuna's Superbods Run 2010

Last Sunday, my wife and I joined Century Tuna's Superbods Run 2010 held at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. This has been Century Tuna's second Superbod Run and this time it is the first leg of RunRio which is a running trilogy of Coach Rio de la Cruz, a running coach who have pioneered previous runs already like the Timex Run. About a month before the race, we registered at the Nike Store in Bonifacio High Street, where we got a free singlet for the said event plus a chip for our shoe to track our running record. Since this was our very first time to join a marathon such as this, we were both excited. Two other friends joined us in the race, July and Lhey, who both took the 3KM race like my wife. I took the 5KM track. Other races are for 10 and 21KM.

And so at 5am of February 21st, we all met in EDSA and altogether drove to the race venue. When we parked, the race for the 21KM has already began and it seems the 10KM run has already started also. So I went ahead of the three ladies and arrived at the race start where a bunch of 5Km and 3Km runners have packed up already. Apparently, late runners for the 10 and 21Km had trouble getting through the crowd to start their race.

Before the race began, the Superbods initiated a warm up session on a stage just beside the starting line. I was not able to do much warm up anymore as it was already too crowded. Just a few minutes before the race starts, actor Derek Ramsey and actress Iza Calzado went in front of the pack for some photo sessions. They both disappeared later when the race began.

And so at 520am, the race began. Our route takes us from the starting line at the 28th Street then right on 11th Avenue and another right on 26th Street all the way to 5th Avenue where we took a left turn then going straight past the McKinley Road and turned left on 21st Drive behind the Essensa Towers. Moving further we run in front of the American Cemetery then to the 8th Avenue where we took a U-Turn on the Mid-Checkpoint to turn the run back on 21st Drive and 5th Avenue. From 5th Avenue, we run through the length of it until we reached 32nd Street where we took a right and then another right on 7th Avenue for our last stretch when we reached the Finish Line on 28th Street again.

It was a long run where I felt my lungs bursting but it was very fulfilling reaching the Finish Line. It was a great one for a first timer like us. Oh and after the race, we all went to the go-see area where there were aspirants modeling for a spot to be this years Superbod endorser. And a lot of freebies where given to runners, plus we had all the chance to have a picture with different celebrities who attended the event, like Rovilson Fernandez, John Avila, Rafael Rosell, Gloria Diaz, Victor Basa, Karylle, Iza Calzado, Marc Nelson, and others.

Just saw the results of the race, I arrived at the finish line with a total time of 00:38:24 rank 771 from total of 1890 5Km male runners, or 1017th overall ranking for the combined 5Km runners (male and female).

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