Tiktakbo 3: Isa, Dalawa, Takbo

My Running Diary (scroll to see the full list):
  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. PhilStar.com 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
  17. Nature Valley Run 2010: RunRio Trilogy Leg 2 - May 30, 2010: 1:30:15 / 1:23:37
  18. Walk the World 2010 - June 6, 2010 : 00:38:53
  19. Ace Hardware Eco-Friendly Run 2010 - June 27, 2010 : DNF
  20. 34th National Milo Marathon - July 4, 2010 : 0:42:11
  21. NutriBar Hip 2b Fit Fun Run 2010 - July 11, 2010 : 1:12:21
  22. Takbo.ph Runfest: Celebrate Running - July 25, 2010 : 1:19:46
  23. Tiktakbo 3: Isa, Dalawa, Takbo - August 22, 2010 : 00:48:59 (unofficial)

It surprised me seeing my list that I have been off from running for almost a month. Well, it is brought by my no show at the Run to Read last August 15 where I should have run my first 15K. Anyway, I had laced up and ran a 6K Couples category in Tiktakbo 3: Isa, Dalawa, Takbo at UP Diliman last Sunday and had more or less 5K of cool down (if that's what we can call it) in the UP Academic Oval. I don't know if race results were already out, but my unofficial time is 48 minutes 59 seconds.

Thumbs Up
  • The race bib is printed in tarpaulin. I make it a thumbs up for race bibs in paper easily tore apart.
  • Registration fee is pretty cheap, PhP600 for a 6K couples (2 race kits).
  • It started on time.
  • I have to commend that there are portalets situated beside the venue.
  • New route (at least for me).
  • Sufficient hydration, and a refreshing cold Pocari Sweat around 1K before the finish line and after the finish.
  • The venue itself, for me, is a thumbs up for you can still have your cool down around the UP Acad.
Thumbs Down
  • KM markers and marshals become insufficient for the last finishers of the 18K category. My girl and I waited for ChickenLegs to finish his race. But upon seeing that it's time for us to leave, we decided to leave. Luckily, we still spotted him and was able to cheer him for he was only a few meters before the finish. That is when we noticed that there were no more marshals to attend to the remaining 18K runners.
After the race, we headed on to Conti's for a post breakfast :)




20 Responses
  1. Pietro Says:

    Beautiful pictures of another pleasant race! The breakfast at Conti's was surely a good idea!
    Happy week :-)


  2. Jag Says:

    Pretty cool race huh? And I love the taste of Pocari sweat...it's so refreshing!hehe...

    Keep running! : )


  3. Dhemz Says:

    you go guys....galing nyo talagang dalawa!


  4. Kudos to healthy life. :)


  5. Another great experience, right?


  6. fiel-kun Says:

    Race enthusiast po pala talaga kayo sir ^_^ nice yan sa body para laging healthy!


  7. Drop by again here to say hello...


  8. MinnieRunner Says:

    This is one of the best fun run ever, because I spent the whole course beside you :) ♥


  9. rjs mama Says:

    galing! sana i can also join marathons :)

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  10. Jag Says:

    Napadaan lang ulit hehehe...


  11. Dhemz Says:

    came here to visit!


  12. Thanks for visiting, Paulo. Have a great day :)


  13. nature Says:

    hu ugh, in action ! nice image


  14. fishing trip Says:

    yuhu. i'm here for watch up the atlits


  15. busy sched. punong puno~ hehehe..takbo lang ng takbo~!! go for the goal~ ^^

    CHEER! CHEER! CHEER!

    RE:@captain runner:yeah..lots of food..:P i actually felt guilty because we haven't eaten them all..there are lots of food wasted..(it's a Chinese restaurant and we cant take some home :/)


  16. rah rah rah! I miss jogging in UP!
    xoxo
    MrsM



  17. It's me again, hehehe. Thanks for your comment. Have a great week end :)


  18. Koryn Says:

    wow, you're like my sister! lahat ng marathons sinasalihan. did you join the pasig river run?


  19. Nope. I failed to join the Pasig River Run.