Finally! The day has come!
One can feel the festive mood in the air. Having a few minutes to spare for a warm up, I couldn’t help but notice the different start/finish chutes for distance categories. Great! Another innovation.
Just a few meters away from the starting line, while chatting with some friends, I suddenly heard a sound signaling the start of the 21k race. Unlike in the previous races, where one could see speedsters right away, this time, it was different. Runners started in a more relaxed and slow pace. Some were even chatting and saying “hi” to one another. The race started on time, which was good.
I couldn’t say much about the route except that I like it, especially, the course somewhere at the back of S & R. Running the last four kilometers at Mckinley Hills can be quite daunting. I never get the chance to have a photo taken as memento for this race. Another race to remember, just like last year’s race at Clark. Overall, the race turned out so well.
I take my hats off to the organizer, the NB staff, sponsors, and the 7,000 runners in this event!