Globe Run for Home '10

My Running Diary:
  1. Adidas King of the Road 2009 - October 25, 2009 : 0:48:59
  2. A Run for the Pasig River - November 8, 2009
  3. Time is Running, The 2009 Timex Run - November 15, 2009 : 0:43:49/0:41:23
  4. Men's Health Urbanathlon and Festival 2009 - November 22, 2009 : 0:53:50
  5. New Balance Power Run, Raising Hope 2009 - November 29, 2009 (Bandit) : 0:38:19
  6. 1st Catholic Ministry to Deaf People Yes Run 2009 - December 6, 2009 : 0:42:25 (unofficial)
  7. Pioneer Mighty Bond Mighty Run 2009 - December 13, 2009 : 0:38:13 (unofficial)
  8. Christmas Celebrity Run 2009 - December 20, 2009 (chaos)
  9. PSE Bull Run 2010 : Takbo Para sa Ekonomiya - January 17, 2010 : 0:36:23
  10. Condura Run 2010 - Run for the Dolphins - February 7, 2010 : 0:33:18 (unofficial) 0:37:00 (official)
  11. Century Superbods Run 2010: RunRio Trilogy Leg 1 - February 21, 2010 : 0:49:10 / 0:39:35
  12. UNILAB Run United for Wellness - March 7, 2010 : 1:22:32
  13. Globe Run for Home 2010 - March 21, 2010 : 0:38:22 / 0:37:37
Globe Run for Home 2010 is yet another race that can be leveled to those races that had been elevated to the pedestal for being a barometer of the best organized races. And it is not surprising that it was still Coach Rio De La Cruz who spearheaded the race. He may have reaped a number of negative feedbacks years before in his genesis as a race organizer; but accepting this heart-breaking feedback and doing better in the succeeding races puts him atop the race organizers here in the Philippines.

Alright, so much of the praises for the afro man. Let me now share my insights about the race per se.

Thumbs UP
  • Hyrdation, a very vital element for runners, is something that has been looked closely in this race. The Powerade and water were overflowing, literally. More so, it was cold, not a straight from the bottle drink; rather, a straight from the ref-like temperature.
  • Having to traverse a new race route brought challenge and joy to us runners (may it be new or seasoned). I particularly love the tunnel-like route (I believe that was a way to the parking) and the flyover.
  • The traffic is well-managed. In fact, we never have to traverse a crossing or anything.
  • The FINISH line is how I really pictured at to be a very neat one. A stretched FINISH line to avoid bottleneck, and followed by a similarly long tables of hydration. I believe after finishing a race, may it be as short as 3K or as long as 21K, a runner would love to have a hydration.
  • Booths for the runners, though not that plenty, is not scarce anyhow. We still find something to enjoy.
  • I love the park where the program is held. It was cold and nature-looking venue. I just found a new great place where running events can be held.
  • Timely update of my Facebook Account, particularly the time I cross the start and finish line, is one of a kind champion chip technology.
Thumbs DOWN
  • It was annoying that two (2) of the bouncers shouts sarcastically on us runners while controlling the 5K runners from entering the starting line zone. For a fact that the baggage area is along or inside the zone, it would really mean crossing or trespassing it. And I believe we are all professionals that needs to be treated in the same way. Good thing it was taken aback by a bouncer who bid us good luck before the gun start.
  • Unlike the UNILAB Run, kilometer markers here were scarce. In fact I got to only see one, the 2KM mark, which I believe is positioned somewhere in the 2.5KM distance.
And on top of these reviews, I am one of the lucky two who won a shoes from Puma in the raffle/promotion by BPI. Only, I still haven't got a hand of my prize, so I still wanted to reserve my excitement.

Photo Op after winning a Puma Shoes

But definitely, I will join Globe Run for Home '11!
5 Responses
  1. RunningAtom Says:

    Thumbs up too with all those reviewed items, and one thumbs down also for the bouncer boy!

    Before the race started, we were having our warm-up run, and upon reaching the holding area just before the baggage area, this one bouncer just suddenly stopped and yelled at me: "wag kang lalagpas, 21k pa lang ang pwede pumasok". Well, I know that, but he could've told it lightly without instilling fear and shock at us! We're not on a bar!

  2. MinnieRunner Says:

    Yeah! I so love the flyover! Sana nag-10K tayo diyan :D Next year!

  3. MinnieRunner Says:

    Another thumbs up is their singlet made of PET bottles :D

  4. Jules Says:

    I want to experience running for a cause. =D

    The Brown Mestizo

  5. MinnieRunner Says:

    Musta na ang Puma Shoes? :P