Who would have expected I get a complimentary 21km race kit considering registration for this particular distance had closed in just two days? Well, lucky enough to get a slot through Que and Jinoe, Takbo.ph site owners, who registered me in this race. I was one of the 5,000 runners for the half marathon alone (out of the total 12,000) who showed up at the SM Mall of Asia early Sunday morning last March 16. For my part, I was surprised by the large turnout of half marathon runners as I waited for the gun start of Wave 2. Glad though to be in that wave as I had a chance to catch up with some fellow (ultra) runner friends whom I haven’t seen in a while.
Since the long run is such an embedded facet of marathon training, this race was typically a training run for my upcoming marathon race few months from now.
Since I got myself into extreme distance running, I’ve been going to a snail’s pace, so (my finish time in this event) I considered it as a slight improvement in my pace. Anyhow, aimed to shave time off my half marathon PR soon.
Kudos to Unilab Active Health and RUNRIO Team for another successful event!