Race to Lead results, report and photos

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Last May 4, I joined the 10K category of the Race to Lead running event. Organized by Rundezvous and the UP Pi Sigma Fraternity, Race to Lead was held at the U.P. Academic Oval. There were only two categories, 5K and 10K.

It was a small running event and I wasn’t expecting too much fanfare. In fact, there were only 71 runners for the 10K category. And because of that I decided to position myself at in front of the pack. So when the race started, I had no choice but to run as fast as I could. In fact, there were a few minutes when I noticed that I was ahead of the racers. But since I was running too fast, I immediately depleted my energy and decided to slow down to my regular running phase.

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That’s when other faster and younger runners passed by me. Realizing that I can’t be running at less than 6KM per second, I just maintained my running phase until the duration of the race. It paid well, since I finished the race strong.

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My Run Time logged me in at 56:16. It’s my fastest 10K run so far. I was also ranked 15th out of the 71 runners who participated during the race. Not bad for an old runner, right? What sweetens the deal though is that I noticed that most of the 71 runners are younger than myself. So, my persistent training is paying off pretty well. I hope I can have the same stamina and endurance on a longer run, though. I would need it in my next long run which is the 32K category of the Run United 2 on June 1.

For the full results of Race to Lead, follow this link. More photos can be found here. (4048)

Form a Group of Five and Race the Sierra Five Ten Fifty Relay

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Now here’s something new that may cater to you and your running group. Dubbed Sierra Five Ten Fifty, this running event is actually a relay race for a group of five runners. Each team member will have to run 10K each to complete the event’s 50K total distance. Sounds like fun, right?

Details of the Sierra Five Ten Fifty are yet to be announced. But as of now, you might want to mark your calendar and save February 23, 2014, that’s a Sunday. This relay race will be held at Tanay, Rizal. Assemble area will be at the Sierra Madre Hotel in Tanay Rizal.  Continue reading “Form a Group of Five and Race the Sierra Five Ten Fifty Relay” (7260)

Domination Run 2013 Race Photos

domination run 2013 race photosAfter a successful race, the next thing I usually do is to search for photos of myself as taken by both official and unofficial photographers. For the Domination Run 2013, there was one official photographer – photo-ops. But this did not stop other groups from covering the event.

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