Get Ready for Race Day 6.11.11
This 2011, 5000 runners are expected to go up against their biggest challenge, the challenge of beating themselves.
True to its “Never Settle” philosophy, the Mizuno Infinity Run introduced an idea of a time trial when it started the “Beat Your Own Time” concept in 2009.
In 2011 it has returned with a greater challenge for all runners out there. Mizuno shall have its first 21K course, replacing the 15K distance. This seeks to answer the runners’ demand for a longer, and a more challenging distance.
Mizuno Infinity Run 2011 presents the “Beat Your Own Pace” wherein distance shifters (from a lower to a higher distance) who are able to beat their previous race’s pace will be rewarded with a Mizuno Prestige Card. For same distance runners, they are also given the chance to win a medal if they are able to beat their own pace from the previous year.
The Mizuno Infinity Run 2011 will be held at Bonifacio Global City on June 11, 2011. Assembly time will be at 4:00 am. Gunstart for the 21K runners will be at 5:00 am. The 10K and 5K distance runners will follow soon afterwards with a 10-minute interval between distances.
Registration has already begun since March 20, 2011 at all Mizuno branches in the Metro Manila area. Runners may also register at the Mizuno Sports Outlet in Paseo de Sta. Rosa in Laguna, and at the Mail and More Convergys’s Branch
Registration fee is priced at 600 pesos for the 5K distance, 750 pesos for 10K and 800 pesos for the new 21K course. All previous participants will also get a 50 pesos discount from registration.
There will be a discount of 100 pesos taken from the registration fee upon purchase of any shoes from the 2011 Running Collection. The race packet will include the race bib, timing chips for 10K and 21K runners, Mizuno discount vouchers, and the claim stub for the official Mizuno Infinity Run 2011 singlet, which can be claimed during the Infinity Run Expo on May 29, 2011.
Mizuno Infinity Run 2011 is presented to you by Gatorade and Nature Valley Crunchy Granola. Other sponsors are Freska Ilonggo Seafood and Inasal, Suunto, Mail and More, Fitness First, Tagaytay Highlands, Malayan Insurance, and Light Water. Media Partners are Takbo.ph, Runner’s World, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Front Runner, Onesport, and Multisport.
“Did you beat your own time?”
To some of you who didn’t but still reached the finish line, why not pat your back? After all, you deserved it. Don’t worry; there’ll be more races where you can ‘get even’ with yourself. Those of you who ran this race for the first time, especially in the 15k category, and made it to the finish line, well done, my friend. And, if you had improved your time, great job!
With Timmy aka Kenkoy Runner
As for me, yes, I did OK, not my best, but to heck with it, I had a great time running the Mizuno race. I arrived at the venue earlier than I expected, had a quick chat with Laos SEA Games gold medalist, Eduardo “Vertek” Buenavista, at the starting line on his previous Mizuno time (51 minutes for 15k) and at one point in time, I asked him his expected finishing time where he jokingly answered, “50?” Next day, when I read the paper, he finished the race in 48 minutes. And at the end of the race, it was also nice to see Takbo.ph friends and fellow Happy Feet runners. Super thanks to Doc Marvin aka Nuttybunny of Takbo.ph for the great photos!
It was nice to run the same route again. Water stations were enough and strategically placed. I knew the race marshals, together with the traffic enforcers, received the brunt of angry motorists so that us, runners, could pass through busy lanes like the one at the crossing of Makati Avenue and Buendia Avenue, but it was another story when one of the enforcers asked us to stop and wait for some vehicles to pass first. But again, they were just doing their job. At least, it didn’t take long for us to run again. Overall, the race was conducted well. Congrats to Mr. Rudy Biscocho and his team!
Happy Feet Peeps
Ipe, Rod, yours truly, Totoy, Mon, Z
Z, Jordz, Jay Em, Mon
Dhang with her hubby, Jay, and their friend, Oros
Runners left their footprints all over Fort Bonifacio
Mizuno Infinity Race as time trial
Beat Your Own Time Challenge
15k (5:30 AM), 10k & 5k (5:45 AM)
Sunday, 11 April 2010, Global City
Start: Federacion Drive, near NBC Drive and the Fort strip
Fees Php 450 for 15k / Php 400 for 10k and 5k
SEE YOU AT THE STARTING LINE!
A simple invite from Jai of Mizuno brought me to the presscon last Wednesday evening for the Mizuno Infinity Race 2010 . The event was well attended by Mizuno staff, media men, multisport athletes, ultra marathon runners, editors of sports magazines, Takbo.ph friends, and fellow bloggers. Rudy Biscocho, race organizer, was also there to answer questions during the open forum.
Mizuno Infinity Run last year was successful. So if you were one of those who ran in any of the distances, this year is your chance to beat your personal best or personal record in 2009. Suunto running watches, energy bars, shirts, caps, and running shoes were raffled during the event. Lucky of me to have won a shirt.
L~R: BugoBugo85, Front Runner Editor; Happy Feeters Running Diva, Bull Runner, and Kulit Runner