This is just a sample of the extensive events in 2008.
I registered for 22 races. Missed three and finished all 19 races “injury free” and with “no walking.”
MY NOTABLE FIRSTS…
VSO Kabahagi Ako Fundraising Run
Adidas King of the Road
25k Run, longest distance I’ve ran
New Balance Power Race
Winter Practice Run
Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
Podium Finish Organized by Well-Known Running Club
8th place, Women Division, Runnex Executive Classic @ 25
Appearance in a National Paper
Marathon and Wacky Races by Tanya Lara of Philippine Star
WORTHY OF NOTICE…
Fastest Posting of Race Results by an Organizer
Nothing beats Runrio
Thirst No More
Bottled water in every water station during the Condura Race for Tubbataha 2008
Unprecedented Achievements of Happy Feeters
Increase in the number of members, from eight or so (2007)to more than 200 (2008)
Total number of impromptu_runners e-group messages, from 6,936 (2007) to 13,056 (2008)
Lonerunner, most entertaining and hilarious running blogger, outed himself!
SFrunner visited the Philippines to run VSO Kabahagi Ako Fundraising Run and New Balance Power Race. He finally met his fellow Happy Feet runners.
Thebullrunner won the Best Sports and Best Single Post Blog Award
Running Shield’s logo got a nice facelift
Mikey, Marga, and Abby finished an ultramarathon!
AMAZING FEATS ACROSS THE GLOBE
Beijing Olympics open spectacular ceremony
Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter, set a world breaking speed of 9.69 seconds
Long Distance Track and Road Running
Haile Gebrselassie (haylē gebre silassē), Ethiopian athlete, broke his own world record with a time of 2:03:59. The first man to run under two hours.
Pacman, Filipino Boxer, won the fight, technical knock out, vs. Oscar “Golden Boy” de la Hoya after round 8.
I TAKE MY HAT OFF TO …
Richard “Toto” Manginsay, a former classmate and batchmate who became a renowed Character Layout Artist of great animated films like Dead Space: Downfall (2008), The Simpsons Movie (2007), Titan A.E. (2000), and Anastasia (1997). Our batch had a blast celebrating this achievement during our batch reunion and alumni homecoming.
Robert Delgado, composer, arranger, musical director, soloist, resident arranger of the Philippine Madrigal Singers (1983-1992), and as Jury, World Choir Games 2008, Graz, Austria and GPIB Choral Competition 2008 (Jakarta, Indonesia).
Darling “Kating” Vera Maria Vicente, my niece, who did a front act on APO Hiking Society’s Concert dubbed as Sa Iligan nAPOd Sila and during MYMP’s live in concert in Iligan City. Kating has performed in various events and joined several singing competitions like Iligan Star and Pinoy Idol.
Rommel Bundalian, another classmate and batchmate, who established his company on virtual reality photography. Click here to see 360º Unlimited.