Pitik ni Jai: RU2 2016

Sunday
June 5, 2016

After covering Run United 1 and Nike Women’s Half-Marathon, I think I’ve got the hang of taking race pictures now.

This time, I was supporting my friends running both 21km and 32km distances. I’m so happy for them and to think that they are nearing their goal of running a full marathon!

Setting up!
Setting up!

I also met up with my usual running friends as well as meeting new ones! It was good fun this time, the route was camera-friendly as the finish line was not against the light anymore. I think I was able to capture most of the runners.

Amazing people from an amazing community
Amazing people from an amazing community

Interestingly, this was the first time I used up all three of the camera’s batteries as well as the SD card’s memory. I think it had to do with the heat, but the previous runs didn’t even have me replacing a single battery.

The pacers are a good way to gauge your level and perform accordingly.
The pacers are a good way to gauge your level and perform accordingly

With that said, I did see a lot of runners in the medical areas so I think it was a very hot day for a run. Heat training is very important for runs in our country. That said, the distance of 32km is already well past the usual limits of other runners, so training is really recommended if the goal is to finish with a decent time. Even more so for the 42km distance, so runners, train and prepare well!

I didn’t see anything negative about the event, everything went according to plan and Run United is stillĀ one of the consistently good runs in the metro. But the lootbags did have feminine wash even for the male runners so that was amusing.

Knocked out after running the afroman distance
Knocked out after running the afroman distance

Congratulations runners, and see you on the next races. Don’t forget to train well and keep up the mileage! Props to Rosa for her camera.

And here are the much awaited pictures:

Train smart and hard!

-jgzn

 

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