The Neutrogena Run 2010: Chase the Sun

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
  14. Mizuno Infinity Race 2010 - April 11, 2010 : 1:19:49
  15. National Geographic Earth Day Run 2010 - April 18, 2010 : 1:30:18
  16. The Neutrogena Run 2010: Chase the Sun - May 16, 2010 : 1:22:47 / 1:22:41
It has been almost a month after my last race event. The sun is just too hot, sometimes unbearable. I wonder how runners were affected by this kind of weather. But I guess Kenyan runners were already used to it though.

For The Neutrogena Run 2010: Chase the Sun (well, I guess it was the other way around - the Sun chased me!) I finished 281st among the 320 10K runners with a finish time of 1:22:47 and a chip time of 1:22:41. Well, I just don't want to push myself further; otherwise, I might collapse or something. Again and again, I need to remind myself that I NEED PRACTICE. Most probably, I'll be attending the Nike Running Clinic next Tuesday at the ULTRA.

Anyhow, I would like to congratulate my girl for winning our 01:10 challenge for a 10K. She is a tough runner now, I cannot really chase after her.

Thumbs UP
  • I guess targeting only 4,000 runners (they fall short though) is a great decision for the organizers to make the event more manageable. All in all, there were only 1,963 runners in the field, 320 runners for our category. Which somehow make the 10K run enjoyable and stress-free for most of us.
  • With the heat of the sun, hydration is a very very vital element for a race. Good thing the organizers make it a point to position a hydration booth at the heart of the Buendia Flyover. Otherwise, I would guess many runners would collapse due to dehydration.
  • Kilometer markers are very very efficient, as well as the marshals. They had placed markers for every kilometer. It is very helpful to those who are targeting a certain pace but does not have a Garmin to measure it.
  • Freebies, finisher's shirt, and singlet is a thumbs up too. Although my kit does not have a Neutrogena on it, I still like the overflowing post-race kit.
  • Post race event is equally enjoyable. We had enjoyed a bottomless lemonade, a jump at the trampoline (with pictures), and free red mango yogurt. There is also a free foot spa, but we did not avail it.
Thumbs DOWN
  • I can't think of any downside of this event other than the plastic cups that had been thrown anywhere by the runners. Well, this is something out of the control of the organizers; but within the control of us runners. Be responsible enough.
At the Starting Line

At the Buendia Flyover
See the hydration booth at the 6K mark?

Listerine's Freedom Board

After the race
See the goodies we had?

Enjoying the trampoline

7 Responses
  1. MinnieRunner Says:

    Ano ba 'yan, ang bagal, he he he.. JOKE!

  2. RunningAtom Says:

    mamaya na ako magko-comment pag na-blog ko na ung Neutrogena ko, ehehe!

  3. pusang kalye Says:

    ito ang tagal ko nang gustong gawin kaso di ako makabili-bili ng rubber shoes--babaw no?hehe

  4. Carms Says:

    pau and madz you really love to run I hope I could run too sa sobrang taba hinde makatakbo hehehe

  5. Dhemz Says:

    you guys are awesome....bilib ako sa tandem nyong dalawa....very athletic.....keep it up!

    thanks for sharing all the pics!

  6. RunningAtom Says:

    Finally done with my Neutrogena post too :)

    kelan uli tayo makikipag-habulan sa araw Pau? hehehe!

  7. Carms Says:

    u got goodies too wow