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Cebu Marathon 2014 Race Kit Collection

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Starting today participants of the Cebu Marathon 2014 can collect their race kit at The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu.

I collected my race kit around lunch time and it was a breeze. There were six counters arranged by letters based on the participant’s last name. There were only a few people collecting the race kit during that time and some of the counters were even empty. In a couple of minutes I was already done.

Race Kit Collection @ The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu

Race Kit Collection @ The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu

Race Kit Collection @ The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu

Race Kit Collection @ The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu

The race kit contains the race bib, race singlet and a water bottle.

Race kit contents

Race kit contents

 

The race organizer has sent an email to the participants with a reminder about the race kit collection. If you have missed out that email or for some reason you never received the email, you can read the message below which I copied and pasted.

It’s almost race day!  But before the big day, please do not forget to collect your race kits.  Here are some reminders for RACE KIT COLLECTION:

Date/Time:
Jan 8-9, 2014: 10am-9pm
Jan 10, 2014: 10am-4pm (to give way to the Carbo Loading Party)

Venue:
The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu

What to bring:
-print out of your confirmation email
-valid IDs
-letter of authorization and photocopy of the runners ID (if you are claiming for someone else)

Carbo Loading Party:
This shall be on Friday, Jan 10 at 6pm.  The first 200 runners to claim their race kits get FREE TICKETS to the party.  Limited tickets will be available for purchase (at P180) after the first 200 tickets are given away.  Be ready for a night of food, music from awesome bands, and lots of fun!

Other reminders:
-Race cut off: cut off for 42km is 7 hrs.  Cut off for 21km is 4 hours. Runners who finish within the cut off time will be awarded with a finishers medal.
-cups shall be available at all hydration stations on race day, but we encourage you to use the Runrio water bottle or any other hydration equipment yo have so that we can reduce waste along the route
-requests for singlet size change/race distance change/refunds for any reasons shall not be entertained
-for runners arriving in Cebu after January 10, please send us a private message and/or email at feedback@runrio.com to make arrangements.  Only those with copies of their flight tickets (showing that they will arrive after Jan 10) will be entertained.

 

All the best to the runners and enjoy the run no matter what distance you have signed up!

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Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon ’09

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Learning from my mistake on my previous run last month, I woke up as early as 4:15am to prepare for the half marathon run(21.1Km) which was going to start at 6:45am. I took shower and had a quick light breakfast.

Being early for the run certainly has a lot benefits. I arrived in the venue by 6am and still had enough time to leave my stuff at the baggage counter and warm-up. Most importantly, I was not too far behind from the starting line. At exactly 6:45am the half marathon race started. The race route was going to take us from Esplanade Drive to the following roads: Raffles Quay-Shenton Way-Prince Edward Rd-Marina Station Rd-East Coast Parkway-Rochor Rd-Temasek Avenue-Nicoll Highway-Mountbatten Rd-Stadium Rd-Nicoll Highway-Republic Avenue-Esplanade Drive-St Andrew’s Rd.

The first 6km went pretty well but after that I was starting to feel tired and realized I have a long way to go.  I haven’t even reached the half-way mark of the 21.1Km run. Thinking that I might have ran too fast than my regular pace I decided not to push myself too much so I have enough energy to finish the run. I decided to mix running and a bit of walking and I have to admit it did take away some of my rhythm. After every few kilometers of running I would stop and walk. Reaching the half-way mark was quite a relief . At 16km mark I was already feeling pain on my feet and legs.  The stop and walk became more frequent. I checked my time and I was trying to tell myself that I need to finish under 3 hrs. Reaching 18km I started to gain some life and ran from Nicoll Highway to Republic Avenue but when I was reaching near the F1 pit stop I was feeling very tired and had to walk again.  I didn’t run until I was in Raffles Avenue going to Esplanade Drive. After reaching Fullerton I walked again and just before reaching St. Andrews Rd I ran again until the Finish line.

After 2:49:38 hrs I finished the 21.1km Half Marathon Run. I was super tired but quite happy to have finished the run under 3 hrs. After every race I always say to myself that I need to train harder and prepare better for the next race but always come up short. Anyway, I still enjoyed the run which is the most important thing. Till the next run again.
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