We Ran Yamaha And Felt Like A Kawasaki!

The weather was so pleasant at yesterday’s Yamaha Run For Heroes that it had “Made For Running” written on the clouds. A complete reversal from the AKTV Run a few weeks ago at MOA that had me and many others drenched in sweat! I wish we had more weather like these during Sunday races—cloudy, not so cool but not so humid either.

Woke up early to be in time for this race. After getting June’s race packet we immediately warmed-up, stretched, then lined up at the start.

As June and i waited for the countdown of the start of our 10k race, he decided to take my camera as he wanted to take pictures of the race. Anyway, we started at a modest 7:00minute pace as we just hung along side by side. We maneuvered our way through the slower runners and had to run on the sides just to be able to overtake. Nice to see many of the hydration tables, now longer and more frequent.

The early morning crowd: Thousands came for the Yamaha Run

With Danica and friend before the start

Great to see my group from the aNR-UP running beside us particularly Zarina who had some very interesting and juicy stories to share, both bitter and funny that took away some of the weariness from the run.

Nice weather for all runners and its' bumper to bumper

On the 7th km, upon turning right to 3rd Street, we encountered some gridlock when vehicles hugged the street and we were literally bump on the side lanes as we waited for them to pass through before we could cross the street and make our U-turn to Rizal Drive.

At the final U-turn on 5th Ave., we noticed that we were slacking so we started to pick up the pace a bit, skip the last water station, got on with it and pushed more to get to the finish.

It was a great race and i was satisfied with the over-all result. I think i’m gaining back the confidence i had before my recent injury. A few more 10k races this month and i know i’ll be ready to get back running my favorite distance, the 21k by August. By that time. i’ll be feeling more of a Kawasaki!

See you on the roads!

More pictures here:

Passing by Market2 on the way to University Ave.

I wish they'd put some waste bins for the paper cups

That's June after crossing the finish line

It was a pleasure running with you, Za!:-)

With Leslie of aNR-UP

aNR-UP runners all!

Breakfast after the run: With my other Team, Team Dilaw!

Felt her Yamaha to my Kawasaki!:-)

Yamaha “Vroom Vroom” Run: July 3, 2011

Last night’s launch was, in a word…exhilarating! Yes, it was cool watching at all those brand new Yamaha motorcycle models and did i hear from the sponsors that they were giving out a Yamaha Mio Fino to a lucky runner? Yamaha Motors Philippines and Runrio Events just launch the Yamaha Run For Heroes 3, 5, 10 and 21k races to be held at the Bonifacio Global City this coming July 3, 2011 and this will be the first time Yamaha will be venturing into a new kind of racing, sans the motorcycles.

So here are the event details as provided by Coach Rio himself, still basking from his recent success at the Goldilocks Run but still ever busy for his upcoming AKTV Run in 2 weeks time.

Yamaha Run for Heroes – The 2nd Runrio Series Manila 2011 will be held on July 3, 2011 at Bonifacio Global City. Boasting of 4 race categories 3k, 5K, 10K, and 21K.
REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Online registration period is from May 30, 2011 to June 19, 2011 only.

Delivery of race kits will start on June 5, 2011.

In-store registration period is from May 30, to June 25, 2011 at the following venues:

  • RUNNR – G/F Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City (Tel # 4031787)
  • R.O.X – Level 2 R.O.X. Bldg. Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City (Tel # 8564638)
  • Toby’s SM Mall of Asia – G/F Entertainment Mall, Roxas Blvd., Manila (Tel # 556-0445)
  • Planet Sports Glorietta – 2F Glorietta 3, Makati City (Tel # 8177896)
  • The Athletes Foot ATC – Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
  • Planet Sports Trinoma – 2nd level, Trinoma cor. North EDSA, Quezon City (Tel# 9167451)
  • The Athlete’s Foot Galleria – 3F Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Pasig City (Tel# 6363162)

*All registration sites are open daily, 12nn to 8pm.

YAMAHA SINGLET

FINISHERS SHIRT FOR 21K

Special Registration Site (May 30 to June 25; open daily from 10am to 7pm):

  • · Yamaha YZone Flagship Shop – Lot 8 Blk. 8 ADB Ave. cor. Opal Road, Ortigas, Pasig City (Tel# 6379552)

REGISTRATION FEES:

Race Category

Registration Fee

Race Features

3k

Php500

Race Kit, (New Balance Singlet, Timing Chip, Bib Number, 20% Off Coupon from Planet Sports & Athlete’s Foot Stores & 10% Off Coupon from Toby’s / Runnr Store), Race Analysis, Finishers Kit, Certificate,
Free photo

5K

Php600

Race Kit, (New Balance Singlet, Timing Chip, Bib Number, 20% Off Coupon from Planet Sports & Athlete’s Foot Stores & 10% Off Coupon from Toby’s / Runnr Store), Race Analysis, Finishers Kit, Certificate,
Free photo

10K

Php600

Race Kit, (New Balance Singlet, D-tag, Timing Chip, Bib Number, 20% Off Coupon from Planet Sports & Athlete’s Foot Stores & 10% Off Coupon from Toby’s / Runnr Store), Race Analysis, Finishers Kit, Certificate,
Free photo

21K

Php750

Race Kit, (New Balance Singlet, Timing Chip, Bib Number, 20% Off Coupon from Planet Sports & Athlete’s Foot Stores & 10% Off Coupon from Toby’s / Runnr Store), Race Analysis, Finishers Kit, Finisher’s Shirt, Finisher’s Medal, Certificate, Free photo

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  • Registration may end earlier than announced deadline therefore; race kits may run out before June 26, 2010.
  • A valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID must be presented by the representative.
  • Singlet size availability will be on a first come first served basis.
  • A disposable timing device will be used by all participants during the race.
  • Medals and Finisher’s shirt will be given to all 21km finishers only.
  • Finisher’s kits will be given upon finishing the race.
  • For questions and inquiries please contact (call only) any of the following Runrio hotline numbers from Monday to Friday (9:00am – 6:00pm).

Globe: 0915-7827126/ 0927-3990043—-Landline: 02-703 1736

The pictures below were taken from last night’s event:

At the Yamaha showroom

A donation of P1MM to the My Hero foundation from the Yamaha Country manager (middle)

A sizeable crowd gathered at the launch

The early birds during dinner

The Chummy group!

A group pic with the organizers, sponsors and beneficiaries

The running bloggers poses with Coach Rio

With Yamaha Country Manager and Michelle of My Heroes Foundation